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by Gary Beck

Another school shooting.
Some of us grieve
for the lost children.
The President visits,
gives us thumbs up,
grins for the cameras,
another photo-op
to tell us he cares,
but he just makes things worse.
Crazies cite the Second Amendment
as their right to buy automatic rifles.
Our leaders don’t understand
authority in the Constitution
isn’t for Nazi supremacists
but was originally conceived
for the men and boys
who rushed to arms in 1775
at Lexington and Concord,
a well-regulated militia,
not like the nuts
who allow AR-15s
to get into the hands
of demented shooters.

Copyright © 2019 by Gary Beck

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