On the “right to keep and bear arms” and gun politics
That specific phrase comes from the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. It has been used to justify Americans the right to keep weapons.
We’re just over 24 hours after the tragedy in Aurora, where a gunman randomly killed at least 12 people and injuring dozens - all who were innocently watching the new Batman movie. Nobody knows why he did it.
However, hours after the tragedy, everyone is speaking about gun politics.
In America, there is a strong gun culture.
However, now isn’t the time for talk.
Let’s stop the arguments for now, and just let everyone mourn.
In a couple of days, we then talk solutions - in a peaceful, non-partisan way. Because if we don’t agree on something now - a la the Asylum Seekers debate in Australia - then something more tragic will happen.
Note: I’m against the gun culture in America.