Still More Gun Poems

Still More Gun Poems

Sadly, the gun carnage in America continues with no end in sight due to the total dysfunctional nature of American politics, the power of the NRA and the right-wing in the U.S., and the craven unwillingness of political leaders to do anything about gun violence.  the recent case in Michigan is particularly egregious.  Here then are some of my gun poems, the first are poems I wrote recently, the rest are poems I wrote a while back.

“Otherwise Engaged Journal “will publish my poem, “Enough of Your Useless Prayers” in January 2022.  I will update this entry then with details and no doubt more gun poems, as the carnage will continue with no end in sight.

I often thought that there are solutions to this problem. First, we treat gun ownership like car ownership.  Although the bill of rights applies none of the bills of rights are absolute, all have some limitations including freedom of speech, press, religion, etc.  Why the 2nd amendment is the only exception is beyond me.

First, gun owners should be licensed to own and carry a gun.  the license can only be denied to convicted criminals, those who have documented mental health hospitalization, and those charged with domestic violence, and those who otherwise fail the universal background checks. Anyone on the terrorist list or the “no-fly list” should not be allowed to buy a gun.

Only licensed dealers should be allowed to sell guns and ammo.  The gun show exception should be ended, Internet sales should be subject to background sales, and selling or giving a gun to a relative or friend should also be regulated.

There should be an annual limit on gun sales – five weapons per year?

Now some may disagree with this, that is their right. But since 80 percent of Americans are in favor of at least these limits then congress should enact these provisions.

the licensing should be done at a state level but the information should be searchable by law enforcement personnel nationwide.

and existing laws that provided for more severe penalties for gun-related crime should be enforced.

I do not support open carry laws or concealed weapons permits,  but I do feel we should have a nationwide standard that recognizes gun permits and allows people to transport unloaded guns in their vehicles across state lines, but not on public transit, trains, buses, or planes.

The bottom line is simply this – guns are dangerous instruments, but people have a limited right to own a gun for personal protection or hunting.

That’s enough preaching for now.  Here are my gun poems starting with the recent to be published ” Enough of Your Useless Prayers”.

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Michigan Shooting Shocks the Nation.

Are The Parents Guilty of Aiding And Abetting A Crime?

Enough Of Your Useless Prayers.

Santa Don’t Bring Them Ammo on Christmas Day.

Meh, Another  Day Another Shooting.

The Resurgence of Racism, What’s Going On?

So Many Gun Deaths –What’s Going on Found Poem.

NRA How Low Can You Go?

Guns Are Not Our Friend.

Just Another Gun Death in America.

Another Day, Another Shooting.

President Trump Words Matter.

Chief Of Staff, You Are Absurd.

NRA, Please Stop Talking.

More Guns for Everyone in The World.

Virginia Beach Massacre Never Again Ever.

Virginia Beach Massacre.

It’s A Gun Situation, Mr. President.

Dear Speaker Ryan.

I Don’t Get It.

More Guns Than People Found Poem.

Letter to Governor Abbot.

When Will This Madness End?

Begin Poems

Michigan Shooting Shocks the Nation.

A new shocking incident
Of horrific gun violence
Seems to erupt somewhere
Every single day it seems.

But this incident is different
The parents have been charged
With contributing to the death
Of the victims.

They knew something
Was amiss with their son
Knew he was delusional

Suffering from mental illness.
You can see it
From his soulless
Thousand-year stare.

As he listens to the voices
In his head,
That won’t go away
According to the infamous note.

Planning something
The mother just before
Sent him a message.

Saying,

“Don’t do it.”

The father and mother
Where called
Into the principal’s office

After his son
Had been caught
With disturbing drawings
And searching for ammo.

Rather than sending the kid home
And suspending him
They tell the parents
That they had to arrange
Counseling within 48 hours.

But then inexplicably
Let the kid go
Back to class.

The child went into a bathroom.
Pulls out his gun from his backpack,
His Christmas presents.

And shot up his classmates
before turning himself in.

Are The Parents Guilty of Aiding and Abetting a Crime?

The recent Michigan
Gun violence case
Should shock
Our nation’s collective soul.

The parents
When finding out
That their kid
Was the possible shooter,

Went home
Verified that the gun
Was not with them.

Called their son
Telling him
“Don’t’ do it
Moments before he did it.

Disappeared for a few days
After draining
their bank account.

All of these suggest
That their parents

Knew about the crime.
Knew about it
And did nothing
To alert the school.

The parents are being charged
This raises a lot of interesting
Constitutional questions.

Are we going to be a country
In which parents
Are held criminally liable
For the misdeeds of their kids?

Can nothing be done to stop
The carnage in our schools,
Our streets and in our homes?

Is that what
We want to be in America
Land of the free
Home of the brave
And 400 million guns?

Enough Of Your Useless Prayers.

gun
gun

Every single day
Another mass shooting
Followed by politician’s
Useless thoughts and prayers.

Who says nothing can be done
Just like the weather
Just part of our freedom.

Nothing we could do about it
Nothing because
It’s just like the weather
The price of freedom.

I am tired
Sick and tired
Of Republicans
And their useless thoughts
And prayers.

I call BS
On their useless thoughts
And prayers.

There is a lot
That can be done,
Must be done.

That will help stop
The carnage in the streets.

A ban on assault weapons
Treating guns like we treat cars
You have to be licensed, and insured

Pass gun safety course, and a legal test.
And of course,
pass a universal background test.

End the gun show exemption
Only licensed dealers
should be allowed
To sell guns.

Domestic violence charges
Should also disqualify one
From owning a gun.

And register your guns with local law enforcement.
And there should be a limit
On how many guns you can purchase.

No one needs to buy more than five
Guns in a year.

90 percent of Americans
Support these common sense
Restrictions.

Yet all our political leaders do
Is offer useless thoughts
And prayers.

The dead don’t care
Because they are now
Gun ghosts,

Joining the corona ghosts
Their voices
crying in the wind.

Santa Don’t Bring Them Ammo on Christmas Day

 

The day after this horrific incident
A republican in congress
Sent out a photo

With a Christmas tree.
And the message of peace
During the holiday season

The whole family including teenagers
Were shown holding weapons.
sitting around the Christmas tree.

The Christmas message said,
“Santa brings me more ammo”

Santa

Do not grant them their request,
Isn’t this the poster child
For being naughty, not nice?

Santa
Please don’t send
Them ammo.

Send them instead
A donation in their name
A thousand dollars per victim of gun violence
So far this year

200 thousand dollars
taken from their account,
Donated to gun violence prevention NGOs.

And a note telling them
Quit glorifying gun violence,
That is so naughty!

This is my Christmas plea.

Christmas tree gun card

Meh, Another  Day Another Shooting

Another day
Another shooting
Watching the news unfold.

I am shocked
Because this case
Was a little bit different
Then the other cases.

In this case
The parents bought
Their 15-year-old son
A gun for Christmas.

Even posted on their FB page
A photo of the father
Son having a father-son moment
Learning how to shoot the gun.

Later when confronted
By their son having been busted
For looking for ammo
On his phone in class,

His mother sent him a chilling message.

“I am not mad but LOL
You have to learn
Not to get caught.”

The parents ignored
The numerous red flags
About their son’s behavior.

They had been called in
To talk to the principle
They left the kid at school.

They did not verify
That the gun
Was in their house.

When their son committed
The mass murders
Their parents
Disappeared for a while.

But in the end the prosecutors
Charged the parents with contributing
To the deaths.

The media showed the pictures
Of the child and his parents.
There is something off about
All of them.

You can see it
In their soulless dead eyes.
The eyes of a sociopath.

But in the end
Does it matter?

The dead are dead
Their son is the shooter.

And the parents
Did not anything
To stop their son.

Sadly,
Unless we change
Our hearts and minds

And we get the guns
Off the streets

These cases
Will continue
Every single day

Meh, Sadly, just another day
In America
The land of the free,
Home of the brave,
And 400 million guns.

The Resurgence of Racism =What’s Going On?

What’s going on Https://youtu.be/o5tmoritlkk

These days
There seems to be
A resurgence
Of racism across the land
And the world.

As populist leaders
And ex-leaders
Flame the fires
Of hate,
Ever higher.

As Jim Crow laws
Proliferate
And police become gangstas
And minorities
Are targeted by the police.

The right media
Taken over
By the forces of hate,

Officially becoming
The media of white suprematism,
Darkly talking about the great
Replacement conspiracy.

And so, it goes
The hate continues to spread
And so many more
Will lie dying.

That’s what’s going on
Marvin Gay, my friend.

So Many Gun deaths –What’s Going On

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Marvin Gay once sang
What’s going on
Wonder what he would say
About all the thousands
Who lies dying?

 

 

Every single day
At the hands of madmen
With a gun.

What would he say?
To this carnage in the streets?

The list goes on and on
Never-ending carnage.

Without any further commentary
So many mass shootings

Since January
hundreds of incidents
There are much more.

Since these only lists
Mass shootings
Of four or more

The List

Gun deaths in 2021

NRA How Low Can You Go?

 

NRA mother day's add
NRA mother day add

I thought that the NRA
Could not get any lower
But today they did.

 

 

 

 

 

They tweeted out
Their Mother’s Day message
A mom and her daughter
Holding military assault rifles.

With the caption
“Momma Did not Raise a victim”

The ad came out
On a weekend
That saw more than
seven mass shootings
All across the land,

The NRA has no shame
Blood is on their hands
Because of them.

We have not been able
To do anything at all
About the epidemic
Of gun violence.

That is killing
Far too many of us
Turning so many people
Into Gun Ghosts
Joining the corona ghost army.

Looking at that vile add

I said,

“Momma

may not have raised a victim
But she did raise a monster

NRA.
How evil
How despicable
Can you get?

Celebrating gun violence
On Mother’s Day?

Just Another Day in America

Turning on the dismal sad news
Every morning at dawn.

There is another grim story
To brighten my morning gloom.

 

The Latest story – a lone gunman
Opens fire at time square
At sunset.

Another deranged madman
With a gun and a grievance
Shooting up a crowd.

As tourists scream
And flee the scene.

Wondering if this is just
Another movie set
The scene went awry.

Unfortunately,
No, it is life and death
Live and in living color.

Just another Saturday night
Live in NYC
And across the land.

As another madman’s life
unravels before the world’s eyes
Live and in living color.

MUST WATCH TV
SCREAMS MY TV
THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS
DO NOT TURN OFF
YOUR TV SET

The NRA and their hired goons
Go on air
Offering useless thoughts
And meaningless prayers.

Guns don’t kill people
Guns make us free
Guns are all American
Liberals want to take your guns
You need your AK 47
To blow away Bambi.

Or the thug BLM dude
Next door
Because Black Lives
Do not Matter to You.

The only solution
Are more guns for all
An armed society
Is a polite society.

Guns are the greatest gift
that America gave to the world
They are our friends
And protector
God bless our guns.

Just another day
In their violent gun-ridden
Gun paradise that is America
is its imperial decline.

The gun victims
Don’t hear their thoughts
And prayers.

As they are now dead.

Just another gun ghost
They join the thousands
Of gun ghosts
And the corona ghosts.

Their voices
Crying in the wind
No one cares anymore
Just too many of them.

Another Day in the NRA’s Paradise

Just another day in America
Land of the free
Home of the brave.

 

 

 

And guns
lots of guns
More guns for all
Cries the NRA.

Yes, another day
Another gun battles
Another white man
Who just wants to kill.

President Trump sends his condolences
Thanks to the law enforcement
For an incredible job, well done
it was horrible.

Hate has no place
In our country
And we will take of it
and do whatever we can do.

Offering useless fake condolences
Nothing but false words
Empty words.

Lots of things to do.

It is a mental illness problem
But he fails to mention
The words gun at all
Not at all.

And tomorrow and tomorrow
But he at least finally said
Hate has no role in-country
Nothing but prime BS
In my humble opinion

For he is the maestro
Of Hate
Even as a former president
Stirring up hate
Across the land.

He did not mention
White supremacy
His rhetoric had nothing
Nothing to do about
This at all.

And so tomorrow
I will turn on the TV
And we see nothing
Nothing had changed.

And the dead
Will remain dead
The guns will fire again
Nothing will be done.

Welcome to America
Land of the free
Home of the brave

And guns
lots of guns
More guns
Guns for all
God bless our guns.

Mr President, Your Words Matter.

Mr. President words matter
President Trump,
Words matter
Your words matter.

Your words of hate
Your words of division.

Your words
Calling fellow human beings
Scum, vermis, invaders,
Animals, thugs, criminals.

They matter a lot
Is it little wonder
That people listen
Give into the hate,
You spew forth.

And some deranged people
act on your call
For action.

Against the invaders
On the border
They march to the border
To kill the invaders.

Your words matter
Mr. President
And your false words
Of regret, fool no one.

The damage has been done
The hate has been spread
Just as you intended.

And you
Have the gall
To call yourself
a Christian.

You are the anti-Christ
The Bible warns us about
You are not a Christian
So please quit pretending
To be what you are not.

Please man up
Accept your responsibility
Set things right
apologize.

The dead though
Don’t need your useless prayers
They need action
They need leadership.

And you are the president
Please start acting
Like you give a damn.

And if you do so
Perhaps
You will find
People will follow you.

But please
Quit the words
Of hate
The words that hurt.

And quit calling immigrants
Invaders and vermin
They are human beings
They are deserving of respect.

This I ask of you
In Jesus’s name
Even though

I am not a Christian
Please, Donald Trump
Grow up.

And become a true leader

Of the people
And end the war of words
And constant hate.

Chief of Staff, You are Absurd

another gun
another gun

The president’s chief of staff
While the former guy
Was still President,
Said one day
It was absurd.

 

To suggest the president’s words
Had anything to do
With recent mass shootings.

Yet is it absurd,
To see the lengths
To which the president’s supporters.

Will twist and turn
Spinning away
The inconvenient truth.

President Trump
Is a racist bigot con man
Who somehow
Conned his way
To become president.

He calls immigrants
Criminals, vermin, animals
invaders
Infesting the country.

The El Paso shooter
said that he went to the border
To shoot the invaders
And said
That he was a big Trump fan.

It is not absurd
To connect these two huge dots
The president’s words
Has real-world consequences.

Yes Mr. Trump is a racist pig
And his supporters
Are being absurd
To suggest otherwise.

Guns kill people.

GUNS KILL PEOPLE
GUNS KILL PEOPLE
GUNS KILL PEOPLE

Guns do kill people
That is their Buddha-nature
Their Karmic fate.

It is not a mental illness
it is not video games
it is not a million other things.

It is simply this
A gun is a weapon
A weapon designed to kill people
That is what guns do.

Guns don’t care
They do as they are told
If you pull the trigger
They will kill the victim.

That is what guns do
It’s a gun thing.

That is why
In a civilized society
Like most of the world
Military assault weapons
Are locked up.

Yet in America
The land of the free
Home of the brave

Everyone and his cousin
Must have their gun.

Guns for everyone
Cries the NRA
That’s the solution.

The president
And his supporters
Deny the obvious,

Guns kill people
That’s all they do
It is a gun thing
You understand.

So, Mr. President
You can take your words
Your empty platitudes
Your empty soulless promises.
Straight to hell.

NRA, Please Stop Talking

Another day
Another mass shooting
Another incident.

Of domestic terrorism
Another gunman
Killing people.

Because just because
The NRA and their stooges
Come out
Flood the airways.

With their noxious
Poisonous weasel words.

The NRA says
Mass shootings
Are like the weather
You can’t control them.

You can’t predict them
And you can’t prevent them.

Just have to accept
It is all god’s will
Guns don’t kill people
If guns were outlawed
Only outlaws
would have guns.

Only solution
Are more guns
For everyone.

An armed society
They say
Is a polite society.

Support for gun control
is socialist/communist/fascist/anti-American/anti-christian nonsense.

The beginning of tyranny
If only the Jews had guns
The holocaust would not have happened.

Jesus would want us all
To be armed with machine guns.

To protect us against the evildoers
It is the Christian thing to do
To blow away evildoers
With heavy arms.

In America
Land of the free
Home of the brave.

We can’t do anything
At all.

About the mass carnage
Unleashed by madmen with guns
Who walks among us
Searching for their next victims.

Any restriction of the right
To bear arms
Is tyranny at its worst.

The nanny state run amuck
Talking about gun control
After a tragic event
is

Just not the appropriate time
We only need prayers
And meaningless thoughts.

Universal background checks
Too onerous,

Registering guns
Too burdensome.

Researching gun violence
Waste of taxpayer money.

Banning military-style assault weapons
Restricts my right to blow 
away
Bambi the deer
With an M16.

The NRA will keep talking
Talking and talking
Another and talking
Preventing anything
From being done.

And we will have another
Mass shooting event
Before the day is out.

So, my plead
This day
to the NRA
And their stooges,

Talk is cheap
Your comments
Are not helping.

If you can’t
Be a part of the solution,

Just stop talking
Please stop talking
And let the rest

Of us figure out
How to stop
The madness in the streets

And stop the carnage

So, NRA

PLEASE

SHUT UP

JUST

STOP

TALKING

NOW!

More Guns for Everyone in the World

(Drafted during the Trump Era, don’t know if this policy has been changed)

 

 

 

The NRA has decided
That the best solution
To the global problem
Of rampant violence
And crime everywhere,

Is for the rest of the world
To become like the U.S.
Where anyone can buy a gun
An armed society
Is a polite society.

The president is about to announce
A global campaign against gun control restrictions
As these restrictions are an undue burden
On the rights of the U.S.arms manufacture.

To sell their guns everywhere in the world.
As everyone wants what we have to sell
The best weapons in the world.

Instead of trying to limit the damage
That unrestricted gun sale
Have done to the U.S.

President, our great leader
Wants to sell more guns
Everywhere in the world.

And there are eager buyers
Lining up around the world
Eager to buy the best guns
The world has never seen.

We want to export
The gun madness
That has infected our society
Leaving behind so many dead bodies
So many gun ghosts.

The dead were not consulted
For they remain dead
They do not vote
They have no voice.

For the guns silenced
Then for good
Just as the guns intended
Just doing their gun thing.

Humanity has evolved
From stones to arrows
To guns
To nuclear, biological weapons.

And the U.S.
While proclaiming itself
a champion of human rights.

Remains nothing but a country
Of gun runners
Merchants of death
And destruction.

Trump Administration Advances Plan to Relax Gun-Export Rules

The Trump administration on Monday advanced a long-sought-after plan to relax export rules for American small arms, including semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and sniper rifles.

In a private briefing with members of Congress, State Department officials outlined a proposed rule change that would transfer oversight of gun exports to the Department of Commerce. The proposed rule will be published in the federal register later this week, where it will be subject to public comment for 45 days. While it is unlikely, Congress could block the change using powers under the congressional review act.

The shift, which was first proposed by the Obama administration in 2012, is championed by gunmakers who say it will make them more competitive in the international market. Critics argue an export policy that favors commercial interests could put the national security of the United States at risk or harm diplomatic efforts.

“Weakened congressional oversight of international small arms and munitions sales is extremely hazardous to global security,” said Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, a Democrat who serves on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in an emailed statement. “This decision is also politically tone-deaf as our nation reckons with a gun violence epidemic.”

A State Department spokesman said that the change would ease the regulatory burden on American gun makers and allow them to compete better globally.

Currently, the Department of State monitors exports of all weapons through the U.S. munitions list. Since 2002, the department has been required to notify Congress of overseas sales of firearms worth more than $1 million.

In 2016, the State Department alerted the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to a proposed sale of more than 26,000 rifles to the Philippines. Cardin at the time objected to arming the regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had inaugurated a wave of thousands of extrajudicial killings as part of a crackdown on drugs. The weapons deal was canceled as a result.

The proposed rule change would transfer control over the sale of small arms to the commerce control list, and congress would no longer be notified of large purchases.  Some arms control experts say reduced oversight could provide criminals, terrorists, or hostile states an opportunity to purchase American weapons.

Under Department of Commerce weapon-export rules, “companies aren’t required to provide as much information about brokers or shipping” as they must under State Department supervision, said Colby Goodman, who examines American weapons exports as director of the security assistance monitor program at the center for international policy in Washington.

“The world of firearms exports is full of questionable, dubious characters.”

The rule change has been long in the making. It was first proposed in 2012 by the Obama administration, but abandoned shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. At the time, the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security criticized the change because it could make it easier for transnational criminal organizations or terrorists to get American-made guns.

In September, Reuters reported that the Trump administration was interested in reviving the rule change to encourage more international arms sales. With the formal commencement of the public comment period, the preparation has become a policy reality.

In April, the Trump administration said it would now consider economic factors in addition to security when it comes to selling American weapons overseas.

The Trump administration has argued that the change would aid the domestic gun industry by cutting down on export regulation. American consumer sales of firearms have suffered since the 2016 election. After years of elevated sales in anticipation of possible new gun-control measures imposed by democratic lawmakers, domestic demand subsided as republicans took full control of the federal government.
– Alex yablon

More guns for everyone

Virginia Beach Massacre Never Again

another gun
another gun

 

 

 

 

In Virginia Beach
In a night of horrific scumbagery violence
Rarely seen in this jaded age of ours.

EVERYONE WAS GONE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR

In a spasm of horrific scumbagery violence
In just a few short minutes
Nothing more than that
In just a few moments
All 12 victims were murdered.

By a disgruntled employee
Everyone he knew was shot
And killed for no reason.

Caused by the demons
His soul was so infected

Murderous demonic voices
All in his head
Screaming kill them all kill them all
Screaming no stop violence in his head
All the time.

Causing him to start shooting.

Everyone he saw
Regardless of who they were
Or where they were
Everyone must die
Screamed the demonic
Voices in his head.

No one can be left alive
Everyone must die
All must die.

In his internal video game
Everyone must die
Regardless of who they were
Or where they were.

DEATH TO ALL HUMANS
SCREAMED THE VOICES
IN HIS HEAD

As he hunted his victims
Killing as many as he could.

Just another day
Gone wrong
All across America
In every town
Nowhere is safe anymore.

Virginia Beach Massacre Two

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Virginia Beach massacre
Just another night in America.

An active shooter
Unleashes a night of
Scumbagery violence
rarely seen.

In this jaded wild world
Gone in one hour.

In a spasm of horrific
scumbagery.

In just less
Than 30 short minutes
Nothing more than that.

In just a few
Short 30 moments
All the victims.

Were murdered while
At their daily work
Just at the Wrong place,
At the wrong time.

Act of a demotic
a deranged madman with a gun
Voices screaming kill.

The voices scream

DEATH

TO

ALL

HUMANS

The voices scream
Over and over
All must die now.

Just another night
In America
Home of the free
Land of the brave
And guns for all.

It’s a Gun Situation, Mr. President.

President Trump
You are wrong once again.
You said that the tragic events in Texas
And Las Vegas was not “gun situations”
But mental health problems.

 

And that in Texas
If there had been
Fewer gun controls
Fewer people.

Would have died

President Trump
I know you are a smart man
The smartest man in the world
According to you.

So please contemplate this fact
According to the latest findings
It is a gun situation.

The reason the U.S.
Is number one in gun deaths
Is because we are number one
in gun ownership.

We have so many gun deaths
Because we have so many guns
45% of the world’s guns.

And 33 percent of the world’s shooters
are Americans killing other Americans.

And most of them, the majority of them
Are white people killing other White people
Except for white Cops
They like to kill black and brown people
For some reason.

Rarely is it a black person
Or an Asian person
Or a female shooter.

No Islamic terrorists
Most are in fact
Self-proclaimed
White Supremacist Christians.

So, Mr. President
When will you come to your senses?

And do what 90 percent of the public wants
Enact nationwide effective gun controls?

And tell the NRA
They can take their
Blood money elsewhere.

When Mr. President
When will you act
When will you take charge?

And become a president of the people
Instead of the president of the NRA?

Comment: Sent this to President Trump who added me to his suckers email list – I was soon getting hundreds of emails a day from everyone including the NRA telling me that I was a valued member of team Trump and had to donate money to keep the socialist democrats from taking my guns away. End comment

Based on the following article
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html

Prayer Works

Dear Speaker Ryan

I want to tell you something
The dead don’t want your prayers
the dead don’t care
That you pray for them
They are dead.

And you and your so-called Christian
Are to blame,
You refuse to do anything
Anything at all to stop the carnage
In our streets.

The U.S. is flooded with guns
And more are sold every day.

Millions of people
Don’t have health coverage
Millions are barely surviving
And your answer,

Our dear great compassionate speaker
Your answer
Is prayer works
Government action does not.

You act as if the gun violence
Plaguing our country
Was like the weather
Beyond our control,

So, here’s my prayer for you
and your colleagues

When you die
I pray that God
will send you

And your friends
Straight to hell

Where Satan and his demons
Will use you for target practice

That’s my prayer to you
And as you know
Prayer works.

Comment: Sent to Speaker Ryan who never responded, but he did not put me on his sucker email list. End Comment

I Don’t Get It

Mr. Speaker
I admit I don’t get it
how does prayer
stop gun violence?

Prayer did not work in Texas.
26 people were murdered
While praying.

God if he exists
Does not care
About the poor people
Who died in his church.

Because a mad man
Got a gun,

And no, they were not praying
To be delivered from death
No one deserves to die like this.

So, my prayer to you
Is simply this
Get off your rear end
Rally the country,

And do something
About gun violence.

That’s a prayer
I hope works.

Source document:

“Add house speaker Paul Ryan to the list of republicans offering only thoughts and prayers in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in a Texas church, because taking meaningful action is always off the table with him and his party.

Speaking with Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingram last night, Ryan reiterated that the victims and their families need more prayers because “prayer works.”

Prayer doesn’t work -Found Poem

26 people were murdered while praying. Even Christians ought to admit that prayer doesn’t make a damn bit of difference and their god will do whatever their god wants to do, even if it means letting people die in the church because a domestic abuser got his hands on a semi-automatic weapon.
Not that Ryan would ever say that.

Instead, he just blamed the “far secular left” for not getting it.

Read more at Ryan blames the secular left for gun violence

More guns than people found poem
We don’t have more automobiles
Than people in the United States of America.
We don’t have more televisions than people.

We don’t have more radios than people
We don’t have more cell phones than people.
What we do have is more guns than people.

Lots more guns
More guns than anywhere else
In the world

45% of all guns in fact
393 million firearms
A population of 326 million.
That means there are 120.5 firearms
For every 100 American citizens,

It’s a sad fact.
If every single person in the United States
Possessed a gun, including babies, elderly people, and the infirm

— even including those hospitalized and on their deathbeds

— there would still be 67 million guns left over.

Sixty-seven million.

The number of guns
Owned by civilians
Is an outrage,

A profanity,
a sign that this country
This supposed Christian

Peace-loving country
Has lost its collective mind.
But not to the national rifle association it isn’t
The NRA has taken the position
That what we need is more guns, not less.

They say that more guns equal less crime,
You need guns to defend yourself and your property,
These groups tell us.

If more people had more guns,
criminals would be less likely to commit crimes
Because they wouldn’t know who was armed
And locked ready for bear
Ready to defend themselves.

An armed society
is a peaceful polite society.

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun
Is a good guy with a gun”

Said NRA chief executive
Wayne Lapierre
After the Sandy Hook School Massacre
In Connecticut
Had killed 20 children
And six schoolteachers and staff

The good guy theory
Is their rationale
Behind arming teachers.

Arming teachers
Is the argument
They have for all.

The so-called
Open carry laws
That has been passed.

Not one of the 19 mass shootings this year
Was stopped by a good guy
With a gun.

The NRA
Said an armed civilian
Shot the bad guys.

With a gun
In Dayton

It took
66 shots to bring down the killer.
They fired 40 rounds.45 caliber ammunition,
16 rounds of 233-millimeter ammunition
And one shotgun round

It is madness
Every mass shooting
Proves how mad it is.

Can you imagine what
It must have been
Like in the epoch nightclub bar
In Dayton
Or on the street in Odessa?

Guns were going off
People all around you
Were hit wounded, dying
Bleeding everywhere
If you were carrying a gun a handgun,
What would you have done?

Hide get behind someone
Run?

That’s what I would do
That’s what people did
Dayton and Odessa.

These mass shootings
Are acts of terror.

People are terrorized
Sacred to death.

They are lucky
To be alive.

In a country with more guns
Than people
The good guys
With a gun,
Myth is obscene.

In a country with more guns than people,
the “good guy with a gun” myth
is an obscenity.
It’s a lie.

GUNS DON’T SAVE US
THEY KILL US

Based on the following source article

“We don’t have more automobiles than people in the United States of America. We don’t have more televisions than people. We don’t have more radios than people. We don’t have more cell phones than people.

What we do have is more guns than people.

A recent report published by the small arms survey in Geneva, Switzerland, found that there are more than 393 million firearms owned by civilians in this country. We have a population of 326 million. That means there are 120.5 firearms for every 100 American citizens, according to the Washington Post. It’s a fact. If every single person in the United States possessed a gun, including babies, elderly people, and the infirm — even including those hospitalized and on their deathbeds — there would still be 67 million guns left over.  Sixty-seven million. 

The number of guns owned by civilians is an outrage, profanity, a sign that this country has lost its collective mind. But not to the national rifle association it isn’t. Not to the gun owners of America, another major gun lobby organization with over two million members, which is frequently critical of the NRA for being too soft on gun rights. These well-funded lobbies for gun manufacturers and gun owners have long taken the position that what we need is more guns, not fewer. They say that more guns equal less crime, despite FBI statistics that show conclusively that violent crime, and especially crimes involving firearms, is higher per capita in areas of the country with more guns.

You need guns to defend yourself and your property, these groups tell us. If more people had more guns, criminals would be less likely to commit crimes because they wouldn’t know who was armed and ready to defend themselves.

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun,” said NRA chief executive Wayne Lapierre after the sandy hook school massacre in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six school staff. He said the same thing again after the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, which left 17 students and faculty dead. It has become the NRA’s favorite myth.

The “good guy with a gun” theory is their rationale behind arming teachers. It’s the argument they have for all the so-called “open carry” laws that have been passed. At this point, 31 states allow people to openly carry firearms in public without a license. Another 15 allow open carry with some form of state-issued license. All 50 states allow people to carry concealed firearms with varying forms of restrictions and licensing. The idea is the more “good guys with a gun,” the better.

According to ABC News, “there have been at least 19 deadly mass shootings in the U.S. so far in 2019.” There were two mass shootings last month on a single day, Aug. 3. The first, in El Paso, Texas, was at a Walmart. Twenty-two people were killed and 24 were wounded. That night in Dayton, Ohio, 10 people were killed and another 17 were wounded in a shooting that happened in less than 30 seconds. On Aug. 31, a shooter in Odessa, Texas, killed seven people and wounded 25, including three police officers.

Not one of the 19 mass shootings this year was stopped by a “good guy with a gun,” an armed civilian. Police shot the “bad guys with a gun” in Dayton and Odessa. In Dayton, it took them 66 shots to bring down the killer. They fired 40 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition, 16 rounds of .233 millimeter ammunition, and one shotgun round. The killer took only 40 rounds to kill seven and wound 17 with his ar-15 style weapon. The alleged shooter in El Paso somehow evaded dozens of responding police officers before surrendering.

Both Texas and Ohio allow open carry of firearms without a license, and yet in neither place was there a civilian “good guy with a gun” to stop the carnage amid panic and chaos. An armed U.S. soldier with a concealed carry license in El Paso drew his weapon before deciding to shuttle fleeing children safely out of the shopping mall.

You have heard most of the arguments against these open carry laws. How will cops responding to an active shooter incident know who the shooter is, and who is just a passer-by carrying a gun? What’s going to happen in a crowded store like Walmart when there finally is a shootout between a killer and “good guys with guns?” Won’t a lot of innocent bystanders be being killed? If well-trained, heavily armed police can’t kill an active shooter with less than 66 bullets, how can we expect an armed teacher in a grade school to do it?

It’s madness. Every mass shooting proves how mad it is. Can you imagine what it must have been like in the El Paso Walmart, or outside the bar in Dayton, or on the street in Odessa? Guns were going off. People all around you were hit, wounded, dying, bleeding. Even if you were carrying a handgun, what would you have done?

Hide. Get behind something. Run. That’s what I would do.  That’s what people did in El Paso, Dayton, and Odessa.

These mass shootings are acts of terror. People are terrorized, scared. They’re trying to stay alive.

In a country with more guns than people, the “good guy with a gun” myth is obscenity. It’s a lie. Guns don’t save us. They kill us.

More guns

guns
guns

Every day more guns
gun deaths everywhere
more man men with guns
shooting everyone
you cannot escape.

 

 

So many deaths
you cannot count
five today
more tomorrow.

NRA cries
need more guns
guns for all.

More guns
More deaths
Guns.

When Will This Madness End?

Yet again we turn on the TV
And witness horrible scenes
Of unparalleled violence, hatred, and despair.

An old man consumed by his demons
Opens fire from a hotel room
Killing 58 people injuring hundreds.

In Las Vegas, Sin City
And the cry goes out throughout the land
Why yet again this tragedy?

The usual suspects are rounded up
It’s the culture, stupid, cry the conservative voices
Guns are the price of our freedom
Guns Don’t Kill People.

The only solution is more guns for everyone
The only solution for a bad guy with a gun
Is a good guy with a gun.

An armed society is a polite society.

No, it’s the guns, cry the liberal pundits
We must confiscate the guns.

Ban Assault weapons
And join the rest of the world
Where such carnage does not occur.

And we sit around and argue
Knowing that there will be the next time
And another time and repeatedly
Until the end of time.

What is the sickness in our souls
That allows for this hatred to fester so
Deep within the minds of our killers.

Nothing will change
Until we confront the evil
What lurks deep within each of us.

There will be another Las Vegas
Soon enough.

Dear Governor Abbot

You say you are a Christian
Yet you have the gall
to say the proper response
To the evil acts of the deranged gunman
Who shot up a church
Is to work closer with God.

And that evil people will find ways
To commit evil acts
And that there is nothing the government
Can do to stop this madness.

It is the price of our freedom
Why can’t you wake up
And see that you can lead
The way out of this madness?

Thousands of people die
Each year from guns in this country
Turning everyone into prisoners
Into their own homes
Afraid to walk outside.

For fear that a nut job
With a gun
Will blow them away
In Church, at the store
In traffic.

And you and your NRA friends
Think the answer
Is to arm everyone to the teeth.

And I wonder how Jesus
Would react to how
You have so misunderstood his message?

You Sir are not a Christian
And you Sir are going to not like
What God has to say to you
On Judgement Day.

Source document:

“We have evil that occurs in this world, whether it be a terrorist who uses a truck to mow down bikers in New York City, whether it be a terrorist who uses bombs or knives to stab people or another terrorist who use vehicles, whether it be in Nice, France, or any other place in the entire world, who mow down people.

And I’m going to use the words of the citizens of Sutherland Springs themselves, and that is, they want to work together for love to overcome evil, and you do that by working with God.”
Texas Governor: Fight Gun Massacres By ‘Working with God’

NOVEMBER 6, 2017, BY MICHAEL STONE

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott claims prayer and “working with God” is the only way to prevent mass shooting events like the recent church massacre in rural Texas.

In a deplorable bit of pandering, Abbott said that the proper response to Sunday’s shooting is to confront evil through prayer and forge “a stronger connection to God.”
Governor Abbott said:

We have evil that occurs in this world, whether it be a terrorist who uses a truck to mow down bikers in New York City, whether it be a terrorist who uses bombs or knives to stab people or another terrorist who use vehicles, whether it be in Nice, France, or any other place in the entire world, who mow down people.

And I’m going to use the words of the citizens of Sutherland Springs themselves, and that is, they want to work together for love to overcome evil, and you do that by working with God.
Most reasonable people reject Abbott’s impotent call to prayer and a “stronger connection to God.” In a statement concerning the recent Texas church massacre, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that action was required:

We have a solemn obligation to the victims of Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, and the many tragic shootings that occur each day to respond not only with prayer and unwavering love but with action.

As for Governor Abbott, his position as a dangerous religious extremist is well established.

Last June Abbott signed into law legislation allowing publicly funded agencies to deny non-Christians the ability to adopt a child in need.

In addition, in a move meant to shame women who have abortions, the Republican governor of Texas ordered state health officials to add new abortion regulations that would require the burial or cremation of post-abortion fetal tissue.

Bottom line: Texas Governor Gregg Abbott is a dangerous religious extremist who believes the proper response to Sunday’s church massacre is prayer and other efforts to forge “a stronger connection to God.”

Comment:  Poor Governor Abbot does not like me. I sent him a letter asking him to show me where I can find in the bible justification for forcing women to hold a funeral at their expense for a fetus and how can this be seen as a Christian companion thing to do?  He never answered.

Fetal Funerals are Not Christian!

When will this Madness end – short version

Yet again we turn on the TV
And witness horrible scenes
Of unparalleled violence, hatred, and despair.

An old man consumed by his demons
Opens fire from a hotel room
Killing 60 people injuring hundreds
In Las Vegas, Sin City.

And the cry goes out throughout the land
Why yet again this tragedy
The usual suspects are rounded up
It’s the culture, stupid cry the conservative voices
And there is nothing we can do.

It is like the weather
Bad shit happens
Guns are the price of our freedom.

Guns Don’t Kill People
The only solution is more guns for everyone
The only solution for a bad guy with a gun
Is a gun guy with a gun.

An armed society is a polite society
No, it’s the guns, cry the liberal pundits.

We must confiscate the guns
Ban Assault weapons
And join the rest of the world

Where such carnage does not occur.

And we sit around and argue
Knowing that there will be the next time
And another time and repeatedly
Until the end of time.

What is the sickness in our souls
That allows for this hatred to fester so
Deep within the minds of our killers
We are all responsible here.

The negligent parents
The overworked schools
The soulless corporate world.

That treats everyone

like disposable commodities
The lack of human connection
The TV and movie purveyors
Of pornographic violence.

Nothing will change
Until we conflict the evil
That lurks deep within each of us
There will be another Las Vegas
Soon enough.

Two weeks later the greatest mass shooting in a Church occurred in Texas

Sadly, nothing has changed

The End

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