NRA has backed most state gun laws passed since Sandy Hook

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05 March, 2018

The Second Amendment does say the right to bear arms, but that does not mean that we need to have assault weapons. In that role, he has recently made some remarks regarding the use and purchase of guns that affect all of us. Indeed, according to a 2015 survey, just one-third of Arizonans want stricter gun laws.

We can not and should not accept tactics by the NRA that blame media or justify tragedies as abstractions. What about my freedoms - to walk through an airport, attend a movie, disco or concert, send children to school - without fear of being mowed down? The same kind of common sense rules and standards that we already apply to driving and cars.

"Iowa's grade dropped from a C to a C- after lawmakers enacted a deadly Stand Your Ground law, weakened handgun permit requirements, and allowed concealed carry in the state capitol", the group reported this week in releasing its state-by-state rankings. Maybe if the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies had actually done their job in Florida.

One, there is really nothing I can say or write that will do anything but offend or reinforce your pre-existing views on gun control. I keep wondering how things got so bad. Mental illness or instability will always be unpredictable.

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So, it's little wonder why our leaders have repeatedly cowed to the gun lobby's demands and have refused to budge in any foreseeable way regarding legislation that could anger the private influence to whom they are so deeply beholden. Don't like the Second Amendment? I disagree. It's not by keeping guns in our homes, but maintaining the vibrant checks and balances provided by our Constitution and laws, and a vigorous and free press that prevents dictatorship. Getting to 2/3 consensus might prove hard if not impossible. But, a mass movement is needed to begin to meaningfully challenge those legislators who only serve the NRA, or replace them if necessary with those who will put human life above frankly an idolatry of guns.

The U.S. leads all other countries in the world in gun ownership. The current front runner seems to be not allowing gun purchases until the age of 21. We sure are good at giving mixed signals. They, above all, should be aware of the danger and responsibility of owning a weapon.

It is Lent. Maybe if we all went to church and prayed.


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