Thursday, June 29, 2017

Incompatible with democracy

The bottom feeding National Rifle Association has hit a new low in a short video. It clearly divides the country into us and them and concludes:
The only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.
And since NRA members are the ones with the guns, this sounds a lot like a call for a civil war.

Why did the NRA create this video? Since the nasty guy took office gun sales have dropped. Only a threat of a civil war will ratchet up paranoia on the right enough to get their sales numbers up.

Last week Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) responded to the shooting of a GOP rep. at baseball practice by introducing a bill to allow Members of Congress to carry a concealed handgun practically anywhere they wanted to.

Melissa McEwan of Shakesville says this is incompatible with democracy. GOP Congresscritters have already assaulted reporters over questions they didn’t like. Some look pretty annoyed with voters who ask inconvenient questions. What if the Congresscritter, in his anger, didn’t bother with fists and went for the gun?

Why not instead introduce bills to avert gun attacks? One idea that would likely be highly effective would be to prevent gun sales to someone with a history of domestic violence.

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