Guns in the U.S.
are getting out of hand.
Stricter regulations must be set, enforced.
Owning high-powered assault rifles
– capable of killing 5 police officers
in Dallas, Texas,
in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,
or 49 people
at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida –
should be limited to only those who
graduated elementary school,
able to name at least two American presidents,
haven’t been to North Korea in the past 10 years.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)