Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saddened by Gun Appreciation Day

I am saddened to read that yesterday was proclaimed by some to be Gun Appreciation Day. I was not celebrating. Regardless of whose hands a gun is in, it indicates the failure of our society to provide well-being. We live in a culture of violence in which guns plays a key role, perpetuating more violence. Guns are pathogens infecting our population with feelings of fear and the urge for revenge. Nothing constructive comes from guns, only bullets which destroy, tearing through flesh, spilling blood. Even used it self-defense, guns facilitate pain and suffering. We can measure human inhumanity by the number of guns manufactured, sold, owned, brandished, and used in violent acts. I find no reason to like a gun. I do not celebrate guns.