Friday, October 2, 2015

This Time Oregon!

    Well it's happened again! Another mass shooting at a school. This time in Oregon. I wrote a post about a year ago on this very same subject called "Another School Shooting"and there have been several more shooting since them. I have not written posts on the other shootings, even thought I am both saddened and angered, but it seems futile to say anything.  The rest of the world looks upon us as a savage and dangerous country and they are correct. They and the majority of the people living in the US cannot understand why we continue to allow this to happen.
    We are putting billions of dollars into the war on terrorism, but nothing fighting gun violence in this country. Why? Two reasons. The first is that the fighting terrorism is a big business for US companies which supply the military. The second is that these same businesses would lose money if guns were not as available as toys. The NRA owns the majority of Congress, especially Republican Conservatives. There have been measures to control who can purchase a weapon, such as background checks, but they have been defeated by the Republicans every time.

    After every tragedy the Republicans come before the cameras to offer their prayers and say that "this is not the time to discuss gun control". This is bullshit. When is the time? They are so afraid that they will lose their funding and other perks from the NRA that they are willing to let thousand of their fellow citizens, young and old, to die senselessly. It's about time our elected officials grew a set of balls and started working for the American people, instead of the NRA! Over 80% of Americans are in favor of gun control, but the Republicans bow to the NRA.  The NRA should also be labelled a terrorist organization, as it advocates the free use and distribution of the means to kill thousands of people.

    We always hear the arguments from those mental midgets supporting open carry laws and opposing any kind of gun control that the President is trying to take their guns away and we have to support the Second amendment. No one is trying to take their guns away! All we want is for sensible control of who can purchase and use a gun, such as background checks. There are more stringent controls on who can have a driver's license or adopt a pet than there are on who is allowed to own a gun. No other country in the world has this violent problem, even though guns are allowed for hunting and sport or target shooting.  But some people in this country thnk they should be allowed to buy and use assault weapons, whose main intent is to kill as many people as possible.

    I don't think things will change at all in this country, because of the ignorance and paranoia of a minority of the citizenry and the greed and arrogance of the NRA and their bought and paid for politicians.

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