Friday, 10 November 2017

It's a Gun Situation, Mr President

Mr. President
You are wrong once again.
You said that the tragic events in Texas
And Las Vegas were not “gun situations”
But rather, were mental health problems

And that in Texas if there had been gun controls
Perhaps fewer people would have died

Mr. President
I know you a smart man,
The smartest man in the world
According to you

So please contemplate this fact:
According to the latest findings,
It is a gun situation

In fact, the reason the U.S.
Has so many gun deaths
Is because we have so many guns,
45% of the worlds guns in fact

And 33 percent of the world’s shooters
Are Americans killing other Americans

And most of them, the majority of them,
Are White People killing other people

Not murdering terrorists.
Most are in fact,
Out-of-control citizens.

So Mr. President
When will you come to your senses

And do what 90 percent of the public wants,
Enact nation wide effective gun controls?

And tell the NRA
they can take their blood money elsewhere

When, Mr. President
When will you act
When will you take charge

And become a President of the people
Instead of the President of the NRA?

© Jake Aller

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.