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Green Ceasefire not Gun Control

America needs new vision. In the last election “A Green New Deal for America”, which the Green Party presented didn’t manage to inspire America. It is time for a US ceasefire, domesticity and internationally. Trying to ban automatic weapons the immediate result is a lot of new people trying to buy and otherwise obtain them. It took years for gun violence to go down in England.


Americans are united in wanting to do something about senseless violence, can we come up with something positive? Let’s get a new third choice movement started.


Suicidal maniacs both political and non political have plagued our society of late. The fact they were killed or managed to die seems to inspire others to copy them. However no one dreams of spending the rest of their lives in jail. Let’s rune this fantasy by making sure they would live. Spider-man comics started out with spiderweb weapons. There is also stun guns and percussion devices. Adam Lanza would have stopped after he killed his mother if he feared there was something at the school that could make him helpless to be kept locked up like he was trying to avoid.



Suggestion number 2.

Keep guns locked up. Bank robbers, store clerks and police officers want guns to protect themselves with if someone was shooting at them. In England they wouldn’t fear being shot or crave a gun. If guns had to be locked up. Police officers would not be shot with their own gun. They were clamoring for finger print trigger locks but so far the terminology isn’t there.


However there are fingerprint gun boxes. Some can hold a small gun as a side pouch. Crimes like robbery suddenly are considered extremely serious if a robber has a gun. If a crime suddenly was considered more serious when a gun wasn’t locked up a bank robber who couldn’t afford a gun box would carry a gun in a padlocked duffel bag with only one move needed to open the combination lock. The gun with almost everyone would be locked up some of the time just like almost everyone wears a seat belt in certain situations.


Insurance companies insist that bank robbers aren’t apprehended by store or bank clerks and push that customers don’t interfere as well,


Internationally insurance companies do the same with piracy. They know that if a robber is stopped by being shot the next time thieves will be far more trigger happy and the insurance company in the end suffer substantial loses. The female officer who managed to wound not kill the Army Psychiatrist at Fort Hill massacre purposely saving his life managed to stop a lot of copy cat incidents if that is what al Qaeda wanted, by paralyzing not killing.


Places like Philadelphia were a lot of people aren’t allowed to own guns. Timid people, girl friends or neighbors are pressed into buying one, or fear, or the no snitch ethic prevents a neighbor from going to the police after they were robbed of their gun by an acquaintance.


I would like someone to try to do a survey on how many people who crave a gun to try to prevent themselves from being shot by someone else, actually don’t manage to get one,

The amount of lives saved from outlawing illegal guns may equal the jail time that possibly offenders are serving.


Our society was ravaged with a war on drugs and a war on terror. Finally the prison population began to go down. Now we suddenly have a war on guns almost destined to make prisons overcrowded again.


December 10, twenty two US Representatives both progressive Democrats, and libertarian leaning Republicans signed a joint letter calling for cuts in the Pentagon. Then came the Connecticut elementary school massacre and they spit down the middle over gun control.



Gun violence went down 60% in El Salvador, far more in Northern Ireland after the ceasefire and truce.


The big problem in Afghanistan is that no one in the US, hawk or dove, is paying attention to what is happening on the ground. What does Karzai and the Taliban each want? Afghan President Karzai represents his tribe, the city of Kabul and the Shiite minority in Afghanistan. The Taliban represents those who crave the traditional rural way of life. The Haqqani Network is Muslims who hate India and Afghan President Karzai willingness to be friendly with India, and Indian businessmen. Maybe the US could call a unilateral ceasefire and stay in the US bases as long as Kabul and the Shiite areas of Afghanistan are not attacked and let the others negotiate among themselves. It worked in El Salvador and Northern Ireland whether or not this would work in Afghanistan. At any rate a war on Guns would mean that the US is in the middle of another war, while economic survival is already threatened by the drug war the war on terror and all the other wars the US has managed to be in the middle of.


Obama started out with a bring us together ideology, now he has played hot button issues with the skill of Bill Clinton. More details at the following link,


Comparing wanting a cell phone in the car to wanting a gun to protect oneself with,


We are finally saying No to the drug war and the war against terror. Don’t replace it with a war against guns. Let’s work for a Green Ceasefire in America.


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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
Back up reference to above link,

Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
(More information if you google RichardKanePA