Thursday's Child (lauri8) wrote,
Thursday's Child

An issue more urgent than gun control

[Alternate title: CUT IT THE FUCK OUT]

What? How could anything be more important than gun control? As anyone who knows me will attest, I hate guns in general, I hate this country's prevailing attitude about guns, and Jesus, let's just repeal the Second Amendment if people are going to use it as some kind of weak-ass justification. BUT. A more immediate problem is occupying my thoughts.

It is really bugging me that the current headlines are couched in language implying the gunman is a recent immigrant. He's not. He came to the States when he was 9 years old. He grew up in Centreville, fer chrissake. He was an English Lit major. Stop making it sound as though he hopped on a plane a few months ago. You can't distance yourself from this, America. Don't pretend this guy was a random foreign nutcase. This is our problem, not someone else's fault.

From Yahoo at this moment:
AP - "Va. Tech: Gunman student from S. Korea"
Reuters - "S.Korean student blamed for U.S. shooting rampage"

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