I never did much like February. This year I’m looking though and I realized that since the beginning of the month *15* people have died from crazy nuts with guns in three incidents in Illinois and Missouri. Here are just three (of the many) articles about these shootings at a college in Dekalb, Illinois, Tinley Park, Illinois, and Kirkwood, Missouri. When you’re thinking about hotbeds of senseless violence, these are not the places that come to mind. And one mostly considers things like going to classes, going to buy clothes, and going to city council meetings as rather mundane run of the mill outings.
Now, there are people that strongly support the second amendment and the right to keep and bear arms. I ain’t talking to you right now so GO AWAY!!!! I’m talking to the people that would like to help keep guns out of the hands of nut cases. So if you’d like to do something really simple just click on this link, and go to the Brady Campaign website, and fill in the form, change the letter a little, and send it off to your elected officials. Heck you elected them – about time they did something.
Just as a point of information — the niece of the former youth Minister from my church was killed at DeKalb. We found out that a permit was requested for a “meeting” outside her funeral from the
wonderful folks from the Wesboro Baptist Church. And while the above might sound like I’m not too keen on the second amendment these days, the hatemongers from WBC make me have an occasional second thought about the first amendment.