Ari Goldberg: No acceptance

December 19, 2012 

No acceptance

I don’t know whether any law can stop people who are so determined to kill, but I do know that if you showed the weapons used in Connecticut to James Madison it would be like me showing you my laser gun.

I know that Daniel Shays could not have gone into a schoolhouse and killed 20 first-graders. I know that we have to try to stop this violence, and I haven’t heard any argument that can convince me otherwise.

I cannot accept the idea that every citizen has the right to walk around with deadly weapons whose only purpose could be to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible.

I cannot accept the need for a new duck and cover drill, one that teaches children to fear our neighbors. That such a thing is necessary is our greatest failure.

I cannot accept extended magazines, which do not protect our freedoms but enable extended murder.

I do not accept that any of what happened in Newtown, Tucson, Aurora, Binghamton or Oak Creek was “well-regulated.”

Ari Goldberg

Greenville

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