“saved” by Roe v. Wade, killed in elementary school?

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So what were you talking about…killing babies is wrong?

Two stories are going through the country right now:

Save the babies and keep gun rights.

The Supreme Court could probably overturn Roe v. Wade this summer, ending the “threat” that the “preborn” may be unborn.

Yet the number of massacres, especially of children, does not seem to move Second Amendment protectors. He is the one who says:

“A well-organized militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms will not be infringed.”

But let’s think about this. If a child is indeed born and is “safe” in the world, has parents who love, support and provide for him, he is said to be “safe”.

At least until they go to school.

Or go to their grocery store.

Or at Walmart.

And even their place of worship.

And if they’re unlucky, in the wrong place at the wrong time, the wrong person – someone who doesn’t care if they (mostly white men between the ages of 18 and 25 yrs) will live or die, with a grudge against the minorities/gays/bullies/life they’ve been handed out will be given a weapon of war to settle their scores.

So what happens to these “innocent babies”? “Saved” by the Overthrow of Roe c. Wade, only to be silenced forever after having the chance to dream? Accomplish? To have an impact on a small group of individuals?

Only to be slaughtered before they have a chance to fulfill their potential?

After all, these children had dreams. Matthew McConaughey may be “just an (Oscar-winning) actor,” but he was powerful in his remarks at the White House on Tuesday, June 7.

McConaughey spoke in detail about the kids (in Uvalde, TX) and the dreams they had before they were killed — one wanted to be a marine biologist, the other was preparing to read a Bible verse in church that week next, and another wanted to go to art school in Paris. (by CNN)

Those dreams won’t come true, thanks to a resentful 18-year-old and an AR-15. And for those who believe that these individuals constitute “a mental health problem”:

“In the United States, getting a gun is easier than getting mental health care,” Angela Kimball of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) said in 2019. “We need to reverse the scenario. It should be easy, not difficult, for people to get the mental health care they need.

According to NAMI, research shows that an increased risk of gun violence comes from a history of violence, including domestic violence; consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs; be young and masculine; and/or a personal history of physical or sexual abuse or trauma. Mental illness alone is not a predictor of violence.

Worse yet…nothing has been done to change the gun laws that make these guns accessible to anyone 18 or older, whose rage simmers just below the surface. Until the day it overflows. Then no one is safe.

He described what survivors told him about their children. And more horribly, about the impact of assault rifles on young bodies.

Visibly choking back tears, McConaughey said: ‘Due to unusually large exit wounds from an AR-15 rifle, most bodies are so mutilated that only a DNA test or green Converse (the victim was wearing) could identify them. . Many children were left not just dead but hollow. So, yes, advisers are going to be needed in Uvalde for a long time. (by CNN)

Miah Cerillo, 11, was one of the “lucky ones” at Robb Elementary School. She smeared her best friend’s blood on her body so she could appear dead. Imagine the trauma she harbors. I am amazed at his presence of mind, at such a young age. Not to mention his incredible self-preservation instinct. Did she learn this in active shooting exercises, a process that is as traumatic as it is protective? Was it something she thought of herself? She will soon testify before Congress about her experiences.

How do you protect life and let guns spread through society? This is the conundrum in which the United States of America currently finds itself.

McConaughey rightly said there was now a “window of opportunity” to enact meaningful gun law reform and called for universal background checks, raising the minimum age for purchase of an AR-15 at 21, a waiting period for the purchase of AR-15 and the implementation of the red flag laws (by CNN)

“These are reasonable, practical and tactical regulations for our nation, our states, our communities, our schools and our homes. Responsible gun owners are tired of the Second Amendment being abused and misused by deranged individuals. These regulations are not a step backward — they are a step forward for civil society and the Second Amendment,” McConaughey said.

And my two cents, for what it’s worth: bringing back the ban on assault weapons. Or write a new one, lest criticism of “looking back” ensue. Let the military be the guardians of these weapons of war – NOT PRIVATE CITIZENS. Not your “average Joe” with a grudge and a death wish.

If Uvalde, Texas, or any other mass killing site – Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech University, Northern Illinois University and countless others are to mean anything, we must honor their memory and protect the living.

If not now when? If not us, then WHO?

I agree with McConaughey, “Enough with the backlash. Enough with the invalidation on the other side. Let’s get to the common table that represents the American people. Find some common ground, the place where most of us Americans live anyway. Especially on this issue. Because I promise America, you and I, we’re not as divided as we’re told. (per CNN ).

Let’s prove it by enacting laws that protect us all…especially our children.

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