There are two hundred million US guns.
This means that common mistakes like,
wrong driveway, wrong door,
wrong car, kids’ ball rolling
in the wrong neighbor’s yard
or a fun game of hide and seek
can instantly be a death sentence.
Especially, if you are the wrong color.
A black girl scout was shot through a door.
Shot by a scared white man,
jacked up on racism and dread
by hatertainment like FOX News
and AM right-wing talk radio.
These lies instill fear and feed hair-triggered
paranoid judge and jury gun carrying executioners.
More random mass shooting means
more gun sales, which makes the NRA happy.
At the NRA lobbying forum in Indiana,
Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota
told the audience about her own family.
She said her two-year-old granddaughter,
Addie already has a shotgun and a rifle.
The audience broke into a cheer.
Moments later she was joined on stage
by NRA’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre.
I guess Addie’s parents think she
is going to be the good guy.
protecting her fellow classmates at pre-school.
In Uvalde, Texas at a school mass shooting,
a ten-year-old girl smeared blood on her face,
to make the shooter think she was dead.
Meanwhile, the police didn’t rush the building
because they feared the shooters AR-15 battle rifle.
And yet, conservative politicians want to arm teachers.
In 2014 UC Santa Barbara had a mass shooting.
The parents of the dead received an open letter.
It was from the infamous, “Joe the Plumber.”
He said the shooting deaths of these young people
should not get in the way of his right to bear arms.
Here we are a decade later and gun owners
are still apathetic to mass murders.
They fight against any changes in gun legislation.
Daily mass shootings are like a deadly virus
with no lifesaving vaccine in sight.
No one has yet created bulletproof kids.
The GOP plan is to take kids out of schools
and put them to work in logging, mining,
heavy manufacturing and as bartenders.
Politicians are owned by the gun lobby.
That means they will not enact any law
stopping weapons of war on our streets.
Corporations own these same politicians.
So, they want to weaken child labor laws.
There is only one solution to protect our kids
from mass shooters and politicians.
Call me a traitor if you like but we need
to get a civilized nation to invade us.
Are you listening Canada, Switzerland,
the United Kingdom and Japan?
“Only in America can one be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmaned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself pro-life.” ~ John Fugelsang