And it’s not because they have guns. They’ve got money and political influence.
While the NRA wins court fights, laws allowing more guns in more public places continue to spread, often for reasons that defy logic. For example, take the reasoning offered by Alabama state Sen. Roger Bedford, a…
NRA phone rep called me yesterday. I was curious so I listened. The polite woman on the other end explained how Obama was worst than Clinton because he wants to enact gun control that is “worst than ever before.” She pleaded with me as if she knew me to make sure I’m ready for the coming days. Two minutes into this, I told her I could not continue this conversation and said goodbye.
I was once a member of the NRA. I get calls from the organization from time to time in an attempt to get me to re-enlist. I believe in gun rights and the constitution but the current state of gun violence in the nation is out of hand. Any rational person knows this.
The media has their own issues with uneven or out of touch coverage, possibly derailing what should probably be the conversation. We need a conversation about practical means to avoid tragedy.
I’m not sure what the next steps are but we as a nation are at the breaking point. Gun violence has touched almost every spot of public life for citizens: universities, offices, factories, schools, movie theaters, malls and the list goes on. How many more people have to die to stop the senseless red vs blue crap conversation? </rant>