12 January 2010
Amoklauf in Georgia?
Three dead, more wounded and a camo-clad suspect is in custody according to early reports from a truck rental shop in Kennesaw GA. It's been a week since the shootings in St. Louis, and the government sat on its hands in the interim, prodded by no one to take action on the imminent danger presented to innocent Americans by inadequately regulated gun ownership. American complacency from top to bottom has caused more people to be killed. Whose resignation will the people, the pundits or the partisans demand? Second Amendment absolutists believe the uninfringed right of individuals to own as many firearms as they please is necessary to "the security of a free state." How secure are we, exactly, either against the tyrants of paranoid fantasy or the gun nuts next door? Because of its peculiar explanatory or conditional language, the Second Amendment, alone within the Bill of Rights, is capable of being proven wrong. The security of a free state, arguably, depends upon the proof.