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.