Friday, February 23, 2018


This was part of my post after the Newtown massacre. I'm reposting this part. The last three paragraphs are today.


Watching this brought me to tears (again) this morning.  Now is the time to stop the madness of our country's gun culture.  Now is the time to let the large majority of the American public speak and have their will be done.  Only a small minority of radical gun advocates have been the ones that have controlled the debate for almost 30 years.  These radicals exist to support the gun manufacturers.  It's nothing less than the sanction of mass murder and mayhem. 


Let's start with the five types of gun control that a majority of NRA members and the general public support:
1. Requiring criminal background checks on gun owners and gun shop employees. 87 percent of non-NRA gun-owners and 74 percent of NRA gun owners support the former, and 80 percent and 79 percent, respectively, endorse the latter. 
2. Prohibiting terrorist watch list members from acquiring guns.Support ranges from 80 percent among non-NRA gun-owners to 71 percent among NRA members.
3. Mandating that gun-owners tell the police when their gun is stolen. 71 percent non-NRA gun-owners support this measure, as do 64 percent of NRA members.
4. Concealed carry permits should only be restricted to individuals who have completed a safety training course and are 21 and older. 84 percent of non-NRA and 74 percent of NRA member gun-owners support the safety training restriction, and the numbers are 74 percent and 63 percent for the age restriction.
5.Concealed carry permits shouldn’t be given to perpetrators of violent misdemeanors or individuals arrested for domestic violence. The NRA/non-NRA gun-owner split on these issues is 81 percent and 75 percent in favor of the violent misdemeanors provision and 78 percent/68 percent in favor of the domestic violence restriction.
Guns are the problem. Period. The most recent massacre in Florida was perpetrated and caused by a gun in the hands of a troubled teenager who acquired it legally. There is no common sense in this. There is no rational reason for this. Guns are the problem.

No one has the 'right' to own a gun. A gun has the power of life and death. No one has the right to hold anyone's life or death in their hands.

Read this description of the difficulty of learning to be a good guy with a gun. Bringing lethal force to  gun free zones is insane. INSANE.


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