Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gun Control Comments

Rating: 5.0
I've heard the mindless mantras
Oft repeated & I'm not convinced:
'The guns provide us with protection!
The guns represent our freedom! '


Dominic Windram
Shaun Cronick 03 October 2020
A sad sign of the times poem Dominic. The problem is endemic and the reality of a total ban forever slippery and elusive. For the gun lobby will never let it happen. It's times like this I'm glad I live in the UK, but gun related crime is on the rise. And the armed response units on patrol at the airports are literally armed to their proverbial teeth. And I have to say justifiably so. A thought provoking poem my friend and five stars. And take care and avoid Moss Side Manchester.
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The Reaper 31 May 2019
A wonderful evocation of what I do.
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The Reaper 28 April 2019
Watch your step! WARNING! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Julia Luber 12 March 2019
Good for there to be a poem about guns and various excuses. I think the paranoias and fears that cultivate gun culture belong in poetry.
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Dominic Windram 12 March 2019
Thanks Julia...much appreciated. I'm interested in a broad range of contemporary issues.
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Cynthia Buhain-baello 12 March 2019
Interesting didactic poem that is pithy in relevance and impact. I was just wondering why in my country there is gun control but people still kill each other everyday and so often, with anything they can get their hands on -and sometimes they just use bare hands. With ot without guns, people can still kill.
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Dominic Windram 12 March 2019
Thanks Cynthia...yes there is strict gun control in the U.K also...however, there is currently an epidemic of knife crime particularly in London...my focus on guns is aimed at the N.R.A in America which seems to have a strong hold on politicians over there...provides substantial money for their campaigns.
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Rajnish Manga 12 March 2019
'The guns provide us with protection! Seem rather hackneyed & outdated... //.... It projects the paradox of a developed society of the West. Thanks, Dominic.
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Dominic Windram 12 March 2019
Thanks Rajnish...much appreciated!
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