Monday, January 10, 2011

American Terror

The Hon. Gabrielle Giffords is a close friend of my congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. At this wrting, we don't know if the shooter had some ideological motivation, or was just another lost child of the Donny Darko generation, who happened to live in the state with some of the most lax gun laws in the nation. As we mourn the dead in Tucson, Arizona, and ask whomever we ask of such things for Congresswoman Giffords' complete recovery, I would like to share a quote from my fellow traveler Tom Degan:

"The NRA and Larry Pratt* love to talk about 'freedom'. Let me explain something to you: A people who live in mortal terror contemplating when and where the next massacre of innocents will take place may be many things - no argument from me there - 'Free' they are not. Let's just stop kidding ourselves here and now, okay?"

*President, Gunowners of America

1 comment:

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Thanks for the quote, pal. We sure do live in strange times, do we not? Strange days indeed.