the right to bear arms
ready access to weapons
death on a daily basis
the absence of sanity
This tanka is my response to the prompt from Frank Hubeny, MTB – Brevity, at dVerse.
I don’t want to start a debate about the Second Amendment, but that doesn’t really matter. The debate already rages, while rage delivers death in this country every day. My opinion will not change, and neither will that of those against gun control. Their arguments become louder as the death count climbs. Defense and self-preservation become meaningless when they result in arming those who pose a threat to our safety, to our society. Yes, enforcement, and better communication within law enforcement, can make a difference, as can mental health reform, but the fact remains that there is no guarantee that guns in the hands of any individual will not be used to harm or kill another.
Comments will remain open, but I will not engage in a debate. Anyone desiring one is free to do so on their own blog.