"By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim....we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these words in 1963 on the violent culture of, America and the irresponsible gun use that would further trend into the abysmal state it is in today.
King, himself would die from gun violence in 1968 after a life long dedication of a non-violent mantra.
Many Americans state the issue remains that a right to bear arms is constitutional, which no doubt is true. But, the issue is even more relevant to address the inconceivable reality of a mother who has to identify her male child with the lower portion of his face torn away from rapid gun fire, as in the case of the young children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Thousands of parents experience this unreal phenomena in countless cities in America and have been since and before Dr.King spoke about gun violence and hatred. Only now, it has escalated to an epidemic level as if no one has a soul or GPS towards humanity or righteousness.
There are groups of Americans who wish to address the issue of gun violence and it is not just VP Joe Biden or President Obama.
One of those groups met in Washington, DC, on Dr. King's birthday Jan. 15, to call on Congress to act swiftly and pass comprehensive legislation on gun violence. These religious leaders met under a united front called Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence.