i've read a few blog posts in the past couple of days where the overall theme is that "there are no words." well i have a word. fury. that's my word. since friday's shootings and Sandy Hook, i've felt sadness and horror but most of all i have felt fury. i am furious.
i am furious at the gun nuts out there that are so fucking crazy about their fucking guns. i can't even express how angry and disgusted i am at this group of people who think their right to own an assault weapon is more important than these babies' right to a safe life. i spit on them. i kick them in the nuts. even if that means that they shoot me in the head in retalitation. because you know that would be a reasonable response for a gun nut.
i am furious with the mother nancy lanza. i am sorry that her son killed her because her life is over. but also because no one can take her by the lapels and shake her and ask her "what were you thinking?" why did she have those guns in her house? and why for god's sake did she take her troubled boy to target practice?
i am furious at those who ignore the whole gun issue and instead attack those with mental illness or those who provide services for the mentally ill. "were there signs?" well maybe there were and maybe there weren't. but if these people hadn't had access to guns, it wouldn't have mattered. and the irony? those gun nuts are oddly similar to those who don't think their tax dollars should be spent taking care of those who can't take care of themselves.
i am furious to those who say stupid things like "guns don't kill people, people kill people." you know what? you're wrong. guns kill people. guns sole purpose is to shoot things. people. animals. targets. that's all. they have no other use. people who make the analogy that we should ban cars then because people die in car accidents are idiots.
i am furious at our politicians who are so afraid of the NRA that they won't even bring up any gun control issues. DO SOMETHING FOR GOD'S SAKE. even if the gun nuts in congress keep voting against any bill. GUN CONTROL NEEDS TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE.
i am furious at Mike Huckabee and his ilk who said just hours after this horror that it was banning of school prayer that lead to this. YOU SIR ARE A HEARTLESS BEAST AND ANYTHING BUT A MAN OF GOD.
i am furious when i think of the 26 people who lost their lives, and the 20 or so sets of parents who lost their babies in such a violent and senseless way. and the fear and horror that so many other children lived through. my wish for them is that they can one day be ok again. i'm not a parent but i don't have to be to imagine the pain. the horrible, bone breaking, heart wrenching, soul sucking pain.
i am furious when i look at these faces.