A Challenge to the NRA to Promote Good: a Tax On Every Gun and Bullet Sold

I am furious about what has happened in Newtown, Connecticut. And I challenge you to look at this face, and still sit passively without doing something about all this.

All of us have failed Emilie, and the other 19 little kids born, it seems in all this, only days ago. Badly failed them. Even those judges, whose expert razor-reasoning has led them to conclude — beyond all belief — that the drafters of the Second Amendment envisioned that they could have even formed any intent that these innocent children should die.

It’s preposterous to believe that any rational person would sit silent, without acting swiftly for change, in the face of these horrible murders.

So I’m going to give in here, and assume — in order to move forward, somehow — that the drafters meant to protect our right to carry whatever guns and ammunition we choose to, in a society which will not let you cook muffins for commercial sale without having a government authority visit your home.

So for those of you who exalt the right to bear arms, of any kind, I’m going to let you presume that that right exists. But if you are still decent, caring people, and if you look into Emilie’s blue eyes now, how can you disagree with the following sworn commitment?

“I will work to impose a tax upon every bullet and gun sold, which is set aside as a fund to repay those parents who have lost a child to a bullet — any kind of bullet, from any kind of gun, regardless of fault or circumstance –because I recognize that our unrestricted right to bear arms is achieved only by imposing upon some unwary and unsuspecting parents the cost – and awful burden — of seeing their own blue-eyed infants murdered. “

I’m tired out by this gun control debate. So I’m challenging gun advocates to take this pledge. It’s time for them to get off their bottoms, and aggressively push for some small measure which will recognize the hellish cost paid by parents of these kids.

About brewonsouthu

lawyer, with interest in college sports and NCAA oversight and decisions, and sports generally.
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