Haiku #8: Guns For Easter

guns in america

Rising from his tomb

Finding guns and painted eggs

Tennessee Easter

Tennessee is a permit-less carry State, which means that a permit is not required to carry a handgun, whether openly or concealed if the person is 21 years or older. The lawmakers are trying to change the law to include any firearm, including semi-automatic assault-style rifles. They are also trying to lower the age to 18. Shoot ‘em up, cowboys!

As I write this, I hear of another shooting in a bank in Louisville, Kentucky, this morning, killing 4 more people. Is it possible to control these killings? Or is it something that we can just expect, hoping and praying that our child, mother, or father is not the next victim?

There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023!

What would Jesus think of the American Christians today?

Guns have become the leading cause of death for American kids!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

6 thoughts on “Haiku #8: Guns For Easter

  1. A cultural control problem?? Don’t you think it’s a gun lobby problem?? There should be a law restricting the money given to Congressmen by gun lobbiest…any lobbiest.

    1. Yes, but I think our “gun rights” society drives the gun lobby. Everyone wants guns, and the lobbiests are there to help get all kinds of guns, weapons, bazookas, etc., into the hands of people who want guns.

      1. I think that many Congressmen would vote differently if they weren’t getting paid millions from the gun lobbiests. I’d like to see that experiment done.

  2. A complex issue, and one I’m not remotely qualified to comment on not least of which because it ain’t my country. But in a general sense behaviour is ONLY driven by laws, rules or regulations. “Values” within all strata of society, cultures or organisations plays a massive part in this so I mostly agree with Vic. There are some taboo related subjects around the issue too, such as the death penalty, full life imprisonment etc. Why does everyone want guns, why are such a variety available? Come to think of it, why is it still in your constitution……. surely constitutions can change over time …… ours is 800 years old and has certainly changed! I’ll shut up! 🕉

    1. I’ve never owned a gun and the only time I’ve ever pulled a trigger was one day of training in the Air Force! Ha! Guns are too prevalent in America as well as assault-style guns. I used to think that America was a safe place to live. Now they’re saying that you can only be safe if you own and carry a gun. You’re right, though. It’s a very complex issue. It would take more than one single fix to reduce the gun-related deaths and homicides in this country.

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