I said after the last massacre that there’s really nothing I can add to what’s already been said about mass shootings in US schools. However, after yet another slaughter, I feel it’s important to firmly declare where I stand on gun violence.
I’m against it.
Of course, you’d say, no one’s in favor of gun violence.
Right. Just like no one’s in favor of domestic violence.
And here’s my analogy. If I said, “I’m totally against domestic violence,” I’m sure you’d agree with me.
But if I said, “I’m totally against domestic violence but…you know, sometimes they leave you no choice…” then I hope you’d be rightly appalled.
I’m a pacifist, and have been since I joined the Peace Pledge Union when I was a teenager. I’m opposed to violent aggression whether it comes from a soldier, a school shooter, or a domestic abuser.
And I believe it’s important for old souls to see beyond the sophistry of the NRA, or those who believe that arming yourself with military-grade weaponry is a right and that imposing strict regulations on guns is some kind of attack on personal freedom.
Gun bans clearly work. Just look at Australia. No guns—no school shootings.
I also believe that it’s the responsibility of spiritually conscious older souls to take an idealistic approach to ending gun violence. Domestic violence is not okay in some cases. Neither is gun violence.Old souls should be the ones to say that killing another human being is never acceptable. Click To Tweet
The US spends billions of dollars every year on building bigger bombs and manufacturing more guns. What if that money was spent on developing non-lethal alternatives?
If guns are essential for self-defense, then what about making ones that do that without taking a life?
No soul comes to the Physical Plane with the intention of ending another soul’s life. Souls are non-violent and peace seeking.
Violence is never spiritual. No war is just. And no school shooting can be justified by arguing that these things happen, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them.
The NRA thinks liberals want to take their guns away. And many liberals protest that they don’t.
In the interest of total clarity and transparency, let me state very clearly that I’m one who does.