Publicado el 08-10-2012
Violence in the Streets,
and Inside Homes
There is reason for the American people to be worried about what has been happening for some time now in terms of the lack of security for individuals inside their own homes and in many neighborhoods. A daily review of newspapers and what is seen on TV and heard on the radio confirms this harsh reality, to which must be added that this alarming social decay is on the rise.
In churches, in places where people gather for social or other activities, brief lectures or chats should be held so that the people may think about what is happening and knowledgeable members of the community should opine there with the positive purpose of finding ways that reduce or prevent the number of deaths that we are seeing. Right now this includes policemen who are killed or wounded when they go to the sites where these acts are taking place that do not belong in a normally civilized society.
With respect to the unrestricted sale of firearms, it should be clarified that what is detrimental and should be prohibited are weapons suitable for war and activities that have nothing to do with hunting or the important task of personal security. Personal security has nothing to do with the use of combat weapons. It is shocking to see photos of these weapons that should be prohibited because they are automatic and their characteristics are incompatible with the use of a weapon for personal security. This in no way violates the constitutional right to bear arms.
Nowadays, violence constitutes a sort of way of life incompatible with morality. And there is not necessarily violence when there are deaths, but also when there are personal attacks without the use of weapons. To all this must be added that inside many homes surrounded by neighbors there are acts of violence between husband and wife – if they are married – that sometimes includes their small or grown children. This undeniably denounces the absence of the minimum moral tranquility that should exist in family homes.