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

    Just when I think i've seen it all with guns in the U.S. something new and disgusting rears its ugly head.

    George Zimmerman Auction of Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

    How horrible for the parents. If someone murdered my son, got off and then got to auction off the gun used in the murder for profit for a political cause - it would break me.

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      Grinning Cat

      Vital information for Tea Party patriots, etc.:

      ATTENTION ALL TEA PARTY PATRIOTS AND MILITIAS! Obama is coming for your guns on November 8, 2016. Whatever you do, DO NOT leave your guns unattended on this day. Stay in your homes ALL DAY to protect your right to bear arms.(from Occupy Democrats; cropped to remove footer, to make it suitable for spreading among right-wingers)

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        Michael Penn

        Auctioning the gun is in very poor taste and the cop wannabe had it all planned out to where he thought the police would arrive and he would have Martin for them at gun point. He was told to back off and not follow. He followed anyway and Martin is confronted by a man he doesn't know and that man has a gun in his belt. In the scuffle that followed the tables were turned on Zimmerman who shot and killed Martin because he says he was in fear for his life.

        OK. We don't know words that were said or anything similar, but it appears to me that Martin was not running around that area looking for people to beat the shit out of. This was an aggravated situation where a man with a gun killed a man who had no weapons. I'm sorry. I call that Murder with a capital M.