Is it "OK" to talk about GUN CONTROL now?

Is it “ok” yet?

At first, the warning was that it was too soon after the shooting. It was inappropriate to talk about guns until the families of the slain had a chance to grieve.

Now, some would say, it is not the kind of subject you want to bring into the Holiday Season to dampen the spirit of peace and joy. Unfortunately, not even Christmas Eve could pass without another horrific event of gun violence erupting to inflame our awareness of rampant gun violence in our America the beautiful.

William Spengler, 62, opened fire on the volunteer firefighters as they responded to a blaze in Webster just before 6 a.m. ET Monday in a small cluster of homes near Lake Ontario, police said. The firefighters — Michael Chiapperini, 43, a lieutenant with the Webster police, and Tomasz Kaczowka, 19 — were shot dead, and Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him.

Although Spengler couldn’t legally own firearms as a convicted felon, police said he was armed with a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver, a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle.NBC News

Even with this development it is likely that in a week or two, the Newtown shooting may well be noted as “one of the top news stories of the year”; a statement that finally turns the page and tucks the shameful incident into the safe news of the recent past.

Thus, falls the shadow

It is human nature to forget the Newtown shooting as the emotional ties to the event are weakened. It is this aspect of human nature that is so well described in a poem by T.S. Elliot. The poem is not a popular Christmas tale nor will it be read as part of the format of the Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve., first drawn up by Archbishop of Canterbury in Cornwall, for use on Christmas Eve (24 December) 1880. Wiki

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

The “fall of the shadow” and NRA President LaPierr

It is this “fall of the shadow” that LaPierr is counting on. Perhaps, that is why he offered an absurd solution that would serve to draw out the conversation just another week or two. There he stood, in an atmosphere that is fraught with questions, yet LaPierr would not answer any questions. Instead. he left most people scratching their heads with his proposal of stationing armed sentries in front of every school in America.

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
Life is very long


So, far we have seen President Obama acknowledging that something must be done and the formation of commission. Speaking five days after the massacre, Obama said that a new group led by Vice President Joe Biden is charged with developing “concrete proposals” for dealing with gun violence “no later than January.” The group will include some Cabinet members and outside organizations.

“This is not some Washington commission. This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside,” Obama said. “This is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now.” CNN

The last word

Let us hope the last word does not belong to the NRA President LaPierr. The killing of innocent children has lifted our awareness to the commitment that “something must be done” and there is a effort lead by Dianne Feinstein to introduce an assault weapons ban on first day of Congress, “I’m going to introduce in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House — a bill to ban assault weapons,” Feinstein said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Huffington Post

So, far the momentum has carried us to “do something”, even though we know the path to change is long and filled with sniper fire. If we are to follow the words of Elliot, the option of doing nothing is not an option – all Myan prophesy aside:

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

The Hollow Men


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