We are conditioned people all of us
The way the world goes round that’s what we know
And in a massive country – America
You never know who’s there – you never know
And guns provided answers for security
And then became the way things have to be
And then became a right to have a weapon
Self-defence begins with you and me
Now guns have turned against us no control
Angry disturbed people on the prowl
America will destroy itself with weapons
It can’t let go – so it will howl and howl
15 October 2022
+ Guns in America is a huge problem and not easy to solve. The sheer size of the country, the sense of needing to feel safe, and the history of guns in the story of the nation presents an enormous issue.
John Wayne movies, and Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson all gave out the message that guns solve problems. As a child, reading comics and imitating what I read of cowboys and Indians, I was given the same message. This is a great suffering in America.