“You have heard that it was said —
‘You shall not kill as a hate crime’;
and ‘whoever kills as a hate crime
shall be liable to prosecution.’
But I say to you —
those who kill in a parking dispute,
bring down a parent’s grief.
And if you kill a neighbor, any neighbor,
when folks do not understand why,
you bring fear upon every one –
in homes, schools and movie theatres,
in places of worship and publishing companies,
walking on the street
and sitting in your living room.
And if you give a gun
into the hand of someone who is unstable,
if you say in your arrogance
and because your-family-has-not-been-touched,
“we must never limit gun rights,”
then you open a hell of sorrow
and bring even God to tears.