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That makes about as much sense as that old NRA line “Guns don’t kill, people do.”
With all the gun violence happening almost daily in our community and other places as well, it’s time to start making sense. The NRA and many of those who are supporters have a slick way of always sticking to their talking points, no matter what questions are asked. There’s something to be said for persistence, but for us to make any type of move toward making laws safer for citizens; there needs to be action. So, I’m going to skip right past their rhetoric about trying to take away citizens’ right to bear arms and that new laws will protect the criminals and punish the good guys; because that’s just not the case.
We have a mantra around here that’s goes “follow the money.” Usually when a solution that seems simple isn’t addressed you can look deeper and you’ll discover that someone is being paid to either make it happen or keep it from happening.
In this case, the NRA and others who benefit from the sale of guns have no intention of making changes that will have an impact on their bottom line. The more guns being sold, the more money they make. The more money they make, the more they have to spend lobbying politicians to make sure that there are no real changes in the gun laws.
The bottom line in my opinion should be human life. If lives are being lost because of high-powered assault weapons then I say get rid of the high –powered assault weapons or a least make them extremely difficult to purchase.
But instead they want to add guns going so far as to say teachers in the class rooms should be armed.
We can’t even depend on some teachers to refrain from having sex with their teenage students, now we want to put guns in their hands. A break up between the algebra teacher and 9th grade Timmy could get very ugly!
Last week the NRA spokesman said Black people need more guns. This time instead of following the money, let’s follow the racism. There are only two reasons he wants black to have more guns…1.to encourage black on black crime and 2. because the majority of gun violence perpetuated by Black people happens in black cites and neighborhoods. Not their hood not their problem, right?
And that’s why we…the people are most likely to be victims of shootings. We should be protesting the loudest about gun reform.
Let’s face it, the lobbyist, manufacturers, politicians and others who are getting fat wallets from the sales of guns are counting on the fact that neither they or any of their family members will ever be shot. The odds are probably in their favor.
All you have to do is read an urban newspaper and you’ll see that we aren’t as lucky.
Meanwhile, as the debate goes on, gun sales are off the chain. Many of the purchasers are reacting to the messages from right wing media, including Christian radio, that President Obama is coming for their guns. So combine the fact that we already have a track record of the Stand Your Ground Law working against us; we also have angry, gun-toting people ready to wage a war because they think the President is after their guns.
Sorry to say this, but it is becoming more and more dangerous to be black in America… or anywhere. Let’s get these guns off the streets!