Saturday, December 05, 2015
Do Something to Stop the Carnage!
Today's NYTimes editorial is correct in saying:
...It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency. These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection. America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and then, callously and without fear of consequence, reject the most basic restrictions on weapons of mass killing, as they did on Thursday. They distract us with arguments about the word terrorism. Let’s be clear: These spree killings are all, in their own ways, acts of terrorism....
...Worse, politicians abet would-be killers by creating gun markets for them, and voters allow those politicians to keep their jobs. It is past time to stop talking about halting the spread of firearms, and instead to reduce their number drastically — eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition.
It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment. No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation....
If these elected officials refuse to listen to the American people, we must vote their asses out of offices. We cannot allow this to continue.
Why are some politicians allowing an organization to dictate legislation on guns? Is it just so that they get their 100% rating from them?
Here is a link to the members of the House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/ and the Senate: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ Let your them know you'll be holding them accountable in the next election.