Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S

Atheists are a small minority in the U.S.  Advocates of gun control might be a minority in America as well. In light of the recent shootings in Aurora I am curious as to how atheists in this network view the lack of gun restrictions.  There are probably divergent views.

I have trouble believing that both presidential candidates are steering away from any call for reform after the horrific mass shooting. In my opinion it is insane to allow citizens access to assault weapons that can kill scores of people in a few minutes.  It was even more shocking to hear on a news show that a family had to raise money to pay for the immense hospital bills for one of the victims while they were already crippled with medical bills from the mothers fight with breast cancer.

As a Canadian I came to stand with my U.S brothers for the reason rally and freedom from religion.  I would be willing to come down to the capitol and march for two other important causes.  Gun control and universal health care.

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    Russell Pangborn

    Another apparent use for open carry weapons - to intimidate people who vote differently than you do.

    "On Thursday, an ardent Trump supporter who was “legally armed” took intimidation to the next level and positioned himself in front of a Democratic congressional candidate’s office in Virginia for twelve hours. The armed man just stared inside the office at the women volunteering and changing position only to make sure staff and volunteers saw the gun on his hip. It is noteworthy that the “intimidator” was not doing anything illegal by strapping on a gun and stalking a candidate’s campaign office for twelve hours straight; but legal can be damn terrifying when a Trump supporter with a gun and a pocket Constitution is protecting “persecuted” Trump voters by staking out a campaign office for hours.

    Democrat Jane Dittmar’s Palmyra congressional campaign office volunteers said they were rightfully frightened at what the ‘intimidator,’ Daniel Parks said was his way of supporting Donald Trump and protesting against Hillary Clinton. And, he was helping other Trump supporters horrified at being persecuted. Parks said,"

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      Russell Pangborn

      Another type of gun to be considered in the debate on what should be allowed and what should be banned.

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        Joan Denoo

        Russell, I agree!  "it is insane to allow citizens access to assault weapons that can kill scores of people in a few minutes."

        The struggles continue. 

         

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