People without guns
John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Steve Zwickert, Malcolm X,
George Moscone, Harvey Milk, John Lennon, Anwar Sadat, Alan Berg, Selena, Clementa Pickney
These are just some of the people assassinated, killed, murdered by guns.
The victim, Stephen Zwickert, 16 years old, an honor student at Regis High School in Manhattan, was shot and killed on a street near his home in Rego Park, Queens, in the early morning of May 15, 1980. He was returning home after having taken a friend to her junior prom. Authorities say he was killed by a single bullet from a revolver as several young men tried to rob him. (Quoted from NYT)
The perpetrator claimed the gun just went off. Yes, he had his finger on the trigger and it just went off.
Steve was a classmate. That is only one reason I bring this back to the fore. He was minding his own business. Doing nothing to intimidate or tread on the rights of others.
Some say that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. No, you are wrong. People with guns kill people (who are mostly people without guns).
People with guns
Studies indicate that the rate at which public mass shootings occur has tripled since 2011. Between 1982 and 2011, a mass shooting occurred roughly once every 200 days. However, between 2011 and 2014 that rate has accelerated greatly with at least one mass shooting occurring every 64 days in the United States.(Wikipedia)
Approximately 1.4 million people have died from firearms in the U.S. between 1968 and 2011. This number includes all deaths resulting from a firearm, including suicides, homicides, and accidents (Wikipedia)
Why Don’t You Break the Law, Again
If this president wants to break the law, then go ahead and confiscate every gun in this country. At least break the law to protect us, all of us, not just white guys.
Draft: I think the 2nd Amendment has been misconstrued. It states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. It clearly states the intention of the amendment is to protect states rights. It says that “A well regulated militia” is why the amendment was written. The “Right of the people” is, in context, related to “A well regulated Militia”. It does not state that every citizen has the right to own a gun.