America’s Twisted Notion of Freedom
consortiumnews.com — Well here we go again. Late in the evening of July 20, “a masked gunman entered a Colorado movie theater playing the new Batman movie and “opened fire … killing at least 12 people and wounding 50.” This is nothing new in the Land Of The Free. Among the more notable victims of the nation’s love affair with deadly weapons have been Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan (wounded) and, of course, John Lennon. Then there are the recent (and periodically ongoing) mass murders among the population at large. To this can be added the daily shootings that occur in every city in the country. Those who stand against tightening up the nation’s presently useless gun laws have a variety of arguments most of which are in good part delusional.