"HOW DO PEOPLE LIKE THIS GET GUNS???", a friend asked.
The second amendment, and the gun loophole.
There are no background checks. Anyone can get them. You have a mental illness history, a violent history, a criminal background and you can still buy a gun. The most recent bill in Congress about NRA and gun regulation was shut down. The gun industry fuels everything, it's one of the richest and most unscrupulous industries out there. Yes, people can get guns illegally. But it's more difficult and time taking and usually psychologically disturbed people don't have enough patience to go through it. And I can't believe I have to reveal something so personal to make people listen. My best friend used to be a cutter. Anything can serve as a sharp edge to cut yourself with, but the more easily accessible blades, knives are, the more cuts there would be. I'm so extremely tired of trying to tell people that guns don't kill on their own, but they are designed purely to kill, and no civilian has any business handling these mass murder arms. One or more families might be very responsible with their guns, but that's not a good enough safety to let all people have them... All of them aren't responsible. Almost ALL school shootings have been committed with legal guns; recently, even the Grimms shooter. We mutually agreed to be civilized and to have a state and law and order, and just because some people don't trust their state, or think their life is more important than the thousands of lives lost every year due to gun violence, makes the country one of the most dangerous places in the world. People have the shamelessness to talk about how violence and crime is higher in UK, India etc. And again education is needed... Violence may involve more stabbings or beatings or robbing or assault, but you can check any statistics you trust to see how few people die in other forms of assault. Guns kill. And one life is not more important than a 100. One responsible person isn't good enough when there are 99 irresponsible ones. And the bill and the demand and the protest isn't even for completely banning guns, it's just to have stricter gun regulation, background checks and such. The responsible will still get to keep their goddamn guns. Nobody wants to take away their murder toys. But don't you think it's beyond ridiculous that people are protesting and rejecting a freaking background check, a strict check ( it's easier in the US, cause all your medical and criminal information is linked to your social security number) , and to not issue assault rifles that no civilian could possibly have a valid reason to ask to own. Strict training classes before issuance. The second amendment is literally the worst thing to have happened to USA.
Start with columbine, sandy hook, Zimmerman, Orlando, Michigan... It's upsetting even to sit down and recall or look up all these many, many incidents. Sigh :(
"Surely you don't support the burka" , I said to my friend who had shared this image. "The hijab is one thing, but to eliminate identity? And say what we will, how is the face not a part of our identity? If someone undergoes cosmetic surgery and takes on someone else's face, it is termed identity theft. Identity cards have our faces on them. "
If being naked is banned and condemned, surely we are within our rights to ban completely covering up in a shroud like garment that covers faces.
My friend looked at her post , and apologized for misreading 'Burka' as 'Hijab' , and reposting, and spreading this filth.
Friend (Zoha): Taliban's regime surely morphed "the veil" , thus leaving us with different, some extreme and absurd, interpretations of observing hijab. Hijab have different cultural connotations along with the religious order( not all of these interpretations are right of course). People aren't but should be open to diffe…
I'm going to rant about my phobia here for a while. I'm very, very wary of Tuesday. Since the day i could understand language, my dad has been repeatedly telling me , drilling it into my skull that Tuesday, the day is Bogeyman. That if wear a new frock on a Tuesday, it will be torn to pieces ; I buy a new book, I'll lose it ; I start taking dance classes , I'll fail ; I get out of bed, I'll die, okay this was a little exaggerated but you get the point.
Having been brain-washed since I was 3, this fear is something so deeply embedded in my head, that I still haven't gotten over it. In fact, it's a standing joke with my friends that V isn't going to make any plans today, cause it's Tuesday. People don't even extend Tuesday invitations to me any more. And no matter how hard I try, I just can not shake it off.
Recently, I reached a tipping pint. I was deeply upset by this suffocating superstition , this crippling helplessness I felt for 24 hours , …
The first time it made it onto TV news was in 2001. I was 10. Two women were at a New Year party-parade celebration near my house (Mumbai) , and they were groped, molested, and raped by several men, while the others in the crowd merely looked on and did nothing, not one finger was lifted to help for a long time. It was a big, breaking news story that new year.
A majority of ministers, news channels, and general public blamed the woman. She was wearing a short, tight, glittery, sleeveless black dress. I heard it being said a million times by a million people that she had brought it upon herself -- why was she out that late in the night, why was she dressed 'obscenely', 'accused' her of having a drink or two ; even went to the extent of saying that she almost deserved it for being a 'loose woman'. This was a warning to all the girls in the country, toe the line, or you will be brutally punished.
The faces of some of the rapists were caught on camera, others' we…