Monday, June 9, 2014

Time to Storm the American Bastille

America's Bastille

“The king was only informed of the storming the next morning by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld. "Is it a revolt?" asked Louis XVI. The duke replied: "No sire, it is a revolution." [1]
The NRA (National Rifle Association) is a powerful lobbyist in American politics. There are few politicians that are willing to go against this organization for fear of losing their sizable campaign contributions.
Too bad we the American people don’t have the same clout so that we could influence what our legislators do. Maybe it will take a storming of the American Bastille to get gun laws changed in this country.
We really need a common sense approach to gun ownership. I don’t want to hear anymore from the right wing about this Constitutional right to bear arms. Anyone watching the current television series TURN can see the type of weaponry that was available when our Constitution was written.
No comparison to the assault type weapons we have today. The type of weapons used to riddle down by the score school children, mall shoppers, innocents in your city USA. This has to stop, today, not tomorrow or the day after.
If we have to light our torches and storm the bastille then so be it. Nothing will be done until we demand to end this insanity, now.
[1] Wikipedia – Storming the Bastille, Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret, La Bastille est prise, Paris, Éditions Complexe, 1988, p. 102.