The meaning of guns

On an Oregon night

Hopeworks Community

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/roanoke-and-the-value-of-guns

The article above is as good as anything I have ever read on the subject of America’s love affair with guns. If you haven’t read it I hope you will.

We have an inexhaustible ability to tolerate the murder, maiming and destruction of our fellow citizens as a result of guns and still hold true to the mythology it has nothing to do with guns. We like to confidently assert if we would just do something about the mentally ill it wouldn’t be the problem it is.

We pontificate on and on about the failure of the mental health system to stop us from shooting each other as if it ever could or was ever supposed to. We romanticize
guns and the ethics of being tough and being strong and being free and not taking nothing from nobody. And when we hear about tragedies we know if we were…

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