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Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:00 AM

 

Make It Stop

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:45 AM

1. America bathes in blood, and considers it an honored tradition.

 

You stop the problem first by slowing it down.

Turn off the spigot of new product.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:52 AM

2. When is society going to say, "ENOUGH!"

Enough dying.
Enough maiming.
Enough bleeding.

These industrial-strength killing machines have NO redeeming social value! Shut them down and haul them away!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 01:24 PM

3. We are making

progress against the gun culture in this country, but the NRA lies and their corrupt influence on our politicians have deep roots. It is understandable that the right-wing neoconservatives and their Libertarian cousins support the NRA and the unfettered proliferation of guns in this country because there is profit involved, and they use the Second Amendment as a battle cry to increase sales and distribution of deadly firearms.

What is more disturbing, however, is the number of so-called "Democrats" who parrot NRA propaganda, and help to spread their lies about "the Democrats are coming for your guns." These are the same "Democrats" who claim that ANY support for gun control by the Democratic Party will cost elections -- as if the entire American voting population is a right-wing "gunz are good" voting bloc. These faux-Democrats (and we have a few on DU) are more insidious than Ted Nugent because at least he is upfront about his right-wing beliefs.

In order for rational Americans to Make It Stop, we must double our efforts to make the NRA, and its supporters and apologists, politically impotent. The radical gun fetishists who amass arsenals of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition must be made to be responsible and accountable for their lethal stockpiles. Insane SYG and CCW laws must be repealed, and new laws mandating heavy penalties for the use of a gun while committing a crime -- ANY crime -- must be implemented. Required national gun registration and tracking must become a part of the gun acquisition process along with universal background checks.

None of these measures are forbidden by the Constitution, except in the minds of the NRA and its supporters and apologists, and that contingent of faux-Democrats who claim to be Liberals. Support The Brady Campaign, VPC, Americans For Responsible Solutions (Gabby Giffords), MAIG, and the many other grassroots movements whose goals are to bring the United States in line with the rest of the civilized world and drastically reduce gun deaths and violence in this country.

We must Make It Stop!

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