It looks like some have forgotten how our country was founded and how our freedoms are protected. It takes an exorbitant amount of ignorance to deny the fact that guns and the 2nd amendment are as American as any sport or dessert, and they are more important to our liberties as well.
A billboard along a highway in Harrisburg, PA is causing a lot of controversy as some are saying the sign with the image of a gun on it along with apple pie and a baseball glove is causing a lot of pain to the people of that city.
According to ABC27,
It is certainly a company’s right to display such a billboard, but to put it in a city that is struggling with gun violence is just plain wrong, according to state Representative Patty Kim (D-Harrisburg).
“Guns to us in Harrisburg means death, especially illegal guns,” Kim said. “When we see a gun, a handgun, it’s painful because so many of us have fallen at the hands of illegal guns. We need to do something. We can’t make it something flippantly like it’s part of America. It’s not.”
It’s hard to think of many other images that exemplify “pure American” more than the gun that has helped our country win its independence against a tyrannical government that sought to take firearms away.
To say that guns mean death is to be so myopic as to ignore the millions that have used guns to protect their lives and the lives of their families. If guns mean death then food means gluttony, medicine means drug overdose, and alcohol means drunk driving.
The pain that individuals experience because of gun violence must not be blamed on the tool, but the criminal that perpetrates the crime. But of course we live in a society that refuses to take responsibility. It’s just easier to blame the NRA that trains gun safety, rather than the criminals who break the law.
What do you think of this billboard? Your answer will probably depend on your ignorance or knowledge of guns and our history.
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