Everybody knows the answer to the gun lunacy, but interestingly nobody ever suggests it. So we continue to have mass killings, lunatics buying guns, people arming, schools locking down, teachers needing target practice, every word carefully scrutinized, illegal weapons purchases, lobbyists assuring nothing worthwhile ever gets passed, a confused president who is wrong no matter which way he leans, and more and more unsuspected crazy people walking the streets. Unions may want to renegotiate teacher contracts to pay them for much needed target practice. What a joke. The easy answer never even gets considered. Disband the NRA, steamroll all guns, invalidate the Second Amendment. Could you imagine what this country would be like if people couldn't kill each other? Could you imagine being able to protect your home with a 2 iron or a Louisville Slugger?
And, another interesting thought. When have you ever heard of a woman slaughtering school children? Or killing church worshipers? What woman ever commits mass murders? How many women own AR-15s? For that matter, when do women ever shoot anybody? Eva Peron, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, etc.! Sound familiar? Great women leaders. That's what we need. Women never get an orgasmic high out of shooting anybody like men. Women would be interested in their “constituents,” they could negotiate. Men can't accomplish anything.
What a shame, we had a brilliant lady once in the White House, and a minority. She spoke eight different languages, was hugely respected by all world leaders and was just a breath away from our president. No, not Hillary, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. What an opportunity we missed. With her running, you would never have been concerned about the electoral vote count versus the popular. She'd sweep in a windfall. Maybe it's not too late.
Gene Casella, Queensbury