Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

'Complicit': US politicians who received money from NRA named in ad

Michael E. Webber 'Complicit': US politicians who received money from NRA named in ad
Patty Aguilar | 24 February, 2018, 04:59

We all have that power to choose who we elect into office. The truth: It disturbs me to see these guns, used in mass shootings, having any connection to the hunting and sport shooting world. We call BS. They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. The phrase so often touted - "Guns don't kill people; people kill people" - may be technically true, but it only echoes around the graveyards of the dead if we aren't doing something to stop those people.

I was raised in the 1950s when there were prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, and the Ten Commandments were displayed and thought to be a better way to live.

I have checked on my representatives, and if they took money from the NRA, I did not vote for them.

The slaughter in Parkland happened right in the middle of this year's Session, in a public high school that could have been anywhere in the state. But the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, and things have changed since then.

At 2:23PM, the first 911 call was made identifying Nikolas Cruz as the shooter.

Numerous students who survived the Florida shooting have vowed to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control. Assault rifles, such as the AR-15 used in the Parkland shooting, do not have a place in private residences. Blaming the NRA for these shootings is ignorant, insulting and not at all productive.

I'm a victim of gun violence.

Maybe it stems from the National Rifle Association, or the NRA.

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Does our Second Amendment really protect the right to own an AR-15?

Along with the eight current lawmakers who were on the receiving end of at least $1 million over their careers, 39 saw $100,000 or more in NRA money flow their way, while 128 lawmakers saw $25,000 or more. The NRA's investment into these advertisements for the campaigns were the ones responsible for targeting the voters that ultimately prompted Trump to win.

On the flip side, there are 24 Democratic members who have received support from the NRA.

A watered down campaign is unsatisfying to many and will surely not serve as a panacea. Moreover, "the NRA helped elect Senators Marco Rubio in Florida; Roy Blunt in Missouri; Todd Young in IN; and Rob Portman in Ohio". For one, Trump nixed a regulation under the Obama administration that was geared towards making it more hard for those with clear mental illnesses to obtain guns. Really risky weapons are, right now, being sold to sick individuals who want to cause great harm to innocent people, and we have an obligation to do anything and everything we can to stop it from happening. He had previously been expelled from the school when he was a student. Cruz was living with the family of a friend after his mother passed away this past November. This increase and transformation seems more a cultural happening - a culture-bound social process - than purely an isolated expression of mental illness. The teen had a fascination with guns. Of course, we can continue our bickering behind microphones and on TV cameras, but ultimately, the only decisions will be made in the courts. "In Florida, to buy a gun you do not need a permit, you do not need a gun license, and once you buy it you do not need to register it". Your name is scanned through the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, but you don't need a background check in most states. He is correct that drug laws are not working and there are many reasons for that, but is he trying to say that owning an assault rifle is an addiction?

You may have heard the old adage: "Guns don't kill people". Nikolas Cruz legally was able to purchase his gun at Sunrise Tactical Supply in Coral Springs, Florida as he cleared the background check, and that was all. "We need to be honest about that and demand action". "The guns have changed but our laws have not" said Marjory student Emma Gonzalez at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this past Saturday. Such a change may come slowly in the United States, but it's time to start.

Krongold said he has been worrying about this issue for awhile, pointing to mass shootings not just in Florida but also in Las Vegas and Newtown, Conn., and describing them as "terrible, terrible, terrible" tragedies.

Likely some minds drawn today to mass killing would be less so when societal message and law no longer worships guns unconditionally, no longer readily offers salvation through the gun. It's time this subject becomes not just a conversation, but action. It's not time for sitting and waiting.

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