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VIOLENCE IN AMERICA – By Hubert Williams

VIOLENCE IN AMERICA

By  Hubert Williams

  Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 1, 2015 – – Every time some idiot (and it is always male) takes a weapon(s), which the US Constitution gives him the legal right to have, and murders people he has never met, this nation rises up in remorse, then settles back nicely to await the next mind-numbing mass shooting…. from Columbine to Virginia Technical College, to Newtown in Connecticut where 20 small children and 6 adults were slaughtered at a school, to Umpqua Community College in Oregan today where 9 people, mostly students, were shot dead, the bloody count continues. In the Virginia Tech campus tragedy, 37 people were killed and 17 wounded.

The possession of guns is a prerogative many Americans treasure. Under the 1791 provision of the Bill of Rights (the Second Amendment) each man (woman, and it appears some teenagers, too) has the right to keep and bear arms; and the right-wing ‘gun lobby’ is such an influential force in American politics that the killing frenzy will not cease in my lifetime, however much politicians like President Barack Obama plead for change. There are more guns than people in the United States.   Continue reading

Violence in America – By Hubert Williams

Dear Cyril:

As I feared in my article “Violence in America”  published five months ago (see article below), both candidates – President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney – avoided any serious discussion of the critical problem of gun violence/control in the United States during campaigning for the November 6 Presidential Elections…. And, sad to say, the present horror in Newtown, Connecticut, again brings widespread remorse, but will most certainly be repeated….because a more strident voice will rise in defence of Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms, than for the protection of innocent children. Yes… as I reminded in the article, violence is as American as cherry pie.

My reading of the elements of this latest and very distressing massacre suggests it is a disastrous climax to a long festering domestic difficulty… so, a son not only ends his mother’s life but also exacts vengeance on that upon which he felt, very likely mistakenly, she was lavishing greater affection, time and attention than it was his right to expect at home, to the children in her class at school. He not only destroyed her, but also destroyed those towards whom his mindless jealousy told him she showed greater love.  So often, so much in life is just a matter of perception.

Just imagine… someone so warped can walk into a store in the United States of America and purchase assault and other weapons of death just as easily as I can walk into a candy store next door and purchase a bar of Cadbury’s Whole Nut Chocolate.

  Violence in America  – pub July 27, 2012

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Violence in America – Hubert Williams – commentary

Violence  in  America

By  Hubert  Williams

            Boston, Massachusetts, July 27, 2012 – -Every time some idiot takes a weapon(s), which the United States Constitution gives him the legal right to have, and murders people he has never met, this nation rises up in remorse, but then settles back comfortably to await the next appalling repetition.

From the way the public speaks, the possession of deadly weapons is a prerogative many Americans treasure.

Under the 1791 provision of the Bill of Rights (the Second Amendment) each man (woman, and it appears some teenagers, too) has the right to keep and bear arms; and the right-wing ‘gun lobby’ is such an influential force in American politics that there will be no significant change to the law, nor will the killing frenzy cease in my lifetime.   Continue reading