Few issues expose a rift in the cannabis community like the issue of guns in America.
A madman walked into a small-town Texas church and committed the fourth-greatest mass shooting in our nation’s history. That happened just a few weeks after the greatest mass shooting in our nation’s history in Las Vegas. These shootings have become so common and increasingly deadly that the Columbine school shooting in Colorado isn’t even in the Top 10 Deadliest Mass Shootings list anymore.
Half of you reading this are clamoring for some response from our elected officials to institute common-sense regulatory reform. The other half of you are steadfastly defending the Second Amendment and noting how prohibition doesn’t work for weed, why would it work for guns?
I’m not here to pick a side this time.
After the Sandy Hook shooting left a couple dozen first-graders lying slaughtered in their own blood and we changed absolutely nothing about our gun laws, I figured that ending the unique gun status quo in America was hopeless.
Our nation has decided that randomly-sprayed bullets in public places are the inevitable side effect of America’s Second Amendment rights.
Should you be gunned down in a theater, concert, mall, classroom, nightclub, church, sidewalk, restaurant, or parking lot, that’s just an Act of God, no more foreseeable or preventable than an earthquake or lightning strike. Your only recourse is to arm yourself at all times, everywhere and to be forever vigilant for that moment when you get to add more bullet spraying to the public square.
No, I’m not here to convince you that we should have some gun control or that we should not. What I would like to bring up is something I think we can all agree on.
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