National “Guns Save Lives Day” Moved.. to December 15th
“Guns Save Lives Day” has officially been moved from December 14th to December 15th this year.
I have a very unpopular view in my family. I hate guns. I HATE guns. My brother finally stopped sending me statistics about how “guns save lives” about three months ago when I told him he had to stop or I would unfriend him on Facebook. Speaking of Facebook, all the people who “check in” at firing ranges or post pictures of their new “cool” guns in my eyes are lunatics. That’s enough for me to hide them from my feed. It’s one thing if you’re a responsible gun owner and keep your views to yourself. It’s another to brag about the fact that you and your significant other are having a date night firing guns.
One day I’m going to post a picture of samurai swords and brag about how much fun I have stabbing mannequins in my back yard.
Given this absolute hatred of guns, I almost lost my mind when I learned that there is a group called the Second Amendment Foundation that planned a “Guns Save Lives Day” on December 14th. In case you’ve had too much tequila today (and honestly, who hasn’t?) December 14th is the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Obviously, I’m extra sensitive to this date since I’m from Connecticut and was so close to the events. I just don’t understand how there can actually be a group of people that PURPOSELY chose that day to tout their stupid agenda.
They selected that date to gain media and national attention (which they did because we’re all idiots and love to talk about controversy) so it seems fitting that now that they’ve sucked out all the attention of having an event like that on the anniversary, they’re changing it. Because the people of Newtown (and every other normal person on Earth) complained to them. They have been so kind to reschedule the “celebration” for the following day. December 15th. Really? Like March 27th wasn’t available for your stupid rally?
They issued this statement:
“Guns Save Lives Day is on December 15, 2013, Bill of Rights Day, the day after the Anniversary of Newtown. We plan to honor these victims by doing everything within our power to prevent misguided gun control laws from leaving Americans defenseless or worse victims.”
Clearly I’m a fan of freedom of speech. Hell, that’s what we do here- Rant and rave about whatever nonsense we feel like. So, if they want to scream about how cool AK-47’s are, all the power to them- but when do we just all become human and not do things like that on the anniversary of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history?
If they thought for one second their “Guns Save Lives Day” was going to change my mind about my hatred of guns, they’re sadly mistaken. Actually, it just reinforces my beliefs. I don’t think more guns will make a safer society. And I certainly don’t think pushing that idea on the day AFTER 20 children and six educators were slain is going to go over well either.
Hope they enjoyed all that media attention. Now, back to finding a samurai sword so I can create that Facebook post…
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