• Heather Paterson

Fuck your 2nd amendment

Updated: Mar 25, 2019

As I write this the news today is filled with the tragic story of four firefighters who have been shot and two killed in New York. A little over a week ago 27 people including 18 children were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook, Conneticut. Now it is not often that I comment on stories from across the pond but this now is getting me angry.

In the wake of these events, and many before them, there has been the usual debate over US gun legislation and calls to make it more difficult to get gun licenses or to ban certain types of guns. Just today over 30,000 people have signed a petition to have Piers Morgan deported for daring to suggest support for gun controls as it opposes their second amendment.

(Note the first amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." so surely he should be allowed his opinion if you really support your Bill of Rights).

Now let me say this clearly FUCK YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT. I do not care how many people this offends. No-one is going to die from being offended.

Fill your country with guns and people will get shot and die - it's not rocket science.

Will you still be supporting your 'right to bear arms' when its you or your child that has been shot or killed ?

Forget 'gun controls' - civilian ownership of guns needs to be outlawed full stop. It is the only way to stop the same thing happening again and again.

I can't help but think I'm wasting my breath with this one. The debate has been had time and time again and every time to date, the right to own a gun has been considered higher than the right to live in safety and without fear of being shot but until we break this cycle we are going to continue opening the paper and turn on the news to the same tragic stories.

Let the firefighters and children who have died these past few days become the symbol of when America says enough is enough and protects people's freedom and safety instead of just letting them become another statistic along with the thousands before them.


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