Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Cara Guns, to my friends here at Mudcat (127* d) RE: Guns, to my friends here at Mudcat 20 May 99


One more for gun culture.

I don't understand either Dai. And I live here. My home state, Ohio, has been plagued by this new militia uprising--these new ones, which received a lot of press post-Oklahoma City, are arming themselves against the US government though, not a foreign force. Lots of "jack-booted thugs" rhetoric; same language was used in an NRA membership letter a few years back, which angered some. I have issues with Big Government from time to time myself, but I prefer to deal with it using those other Constitutional rights of mine; the vote and my free speech. "You have to use the master's tools to dismantle the master's house" (Audre Lord, I believe).

If everyone wants to blame this on the media creating bad kids, let's look a little further back: is the media's obsession with gun violence so far removed from America's obsession with guns?

I just have to cling to the hope that America will wake up as a nation and see that this gun culture thing just isn't working out for us. Why are there laws about helmets and seat belts and car seats? Because people are too bull headed to do it on their own. They can't handle the responsibility apparently. Same with guns; we have had the right to bear arms for long enough to prove that we can't handle it.

My colleague just called to say that her son's high school in suburban VA received a bomb threat this morning. I just talked to her and she's frantic, in the wake of all this other crap who wouldn't be? Where does it end.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.