Where Is the Leadership of The Military and Law Enforcement in Protecting Us Against Guns in the Wrong Hands?
Written by: Joe Morris Doss
Shame on you, Officials of Law Enforcement!
Shame on you, Leaders of the Military!
Trained officers who use guns professionally, and lead men and women who use guns professionally, know what these killing instruments are for and what they are not for.
Why are you not standing up and demanding that society rid itself of the wrongful use of guns through controls you know very well how to set up and employ?
Why are you not leading the rest of us in the establishment of laws that limit the use of guns to what you as professionals understand to be intentions that are suitable and right?
We take note that you do not allow anyone to go onto military posts with a gun – including soldiers – with the singular exception of military police. Yet, you say nothing as criminals, drug dealers, gangs, and kids walk the streets of American cities, towns, and villages with guns in their pockets – as innocent citizens are killed in our land each and every day.
The truth is that you have the standing, authority, and respect to succeed in providing the leadership needed for gun control. Why do you fail us?
You talk about providing leadership, but you fail to provide it at the most fundamental level of your professional aims. You claim that the very purpose for your existence is to protect citizens, but you fail to do the single most obvious thing you can to actually protect us – prevention of violence. Prosecutors and judges, people throughout the system of criminal justice, claim that they are working for our protection – including putting away human beings who use guns wrongfully – and yet do nothing about having the guns themselves put away.
You are guilty. You are in neglect of your duty.
You are called upon to turn about and act in accord with your purposes as law enforcement and military leaders. You are called upon to demand laws that effectively protect the innocent people of the United States from the foolish proliferation of weapons of war and crime!