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More Guns

The National Rifle Association,
the most fanatic defenders
of the right to bear arms,
went to court to bring suit
to stop a state legislature
from raising the age to buy guns
from eighteen to twenty one,
citing the Second Amendment.

In deference to gun manufacturers
who aren’t evil death merchants
and only want to make money,
we should lower the age requirement
to buy guns to thirteen,
for after all the amendment
doesn’t say anything about age,
and why shouldn’t thirteen year olds
belong to a well regulated militia.

If only old Tom Jefferson
could see the militias today,
wearing camis, carrying AR-15s,
ready for armed response
against their enemy, the government,
too ignorant to recognize
the real enemy are the rich.

But if they understood about the rich
they’d be commies, or socialists,
rather then heroic patriots.
So let’s sell guns to kids
You never know. Some of them
might be responsible gun users.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as
an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11
published chapbooks and 2 more accepted for publication. His poetry
collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations
(Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of
a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions,  Fault Lines & Tremors
(Winter Goose Publishing). Perturbations, Rude Awakenings and The
Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing.
Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big
Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms
of Decay, Blunt Force and Expectations will be published by
Wordcatcher Publishing. Some of his novels are: Extreme Change
(Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to
Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat

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Previously published in Eleventh Transmission:
"Civilian Pseudo Mafia's Proto Lineage" by Gerard Sarnat.

Published December 22, 2019

Special Project: 45 Poems of Protest

More Guns

by Gary Beck
(New York, New York, USA)
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