The failure of the Senate to pass the measure that could result in legislation requiring background checks for certain firearm sales really disappointed me. I had clung to a thin hope that they would be moved by the activism of the parents and families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims.
I was so bummed out I couldn’t write or read anything newsworthy or political for a week. Depressed and disgusted, would describe the way I felt. And then I got Mad!! It also ticked off the folks at RepresentUs…read on, dear friends.
The US Senate just rejected a basic background check law for gun sales despite the fact that 90% of Americans support it.Even 74% of NRA members support it!1
Represent.Us has no official position on gun rights/gun control, but you’re damn right we have a position on whether America’s Congress follows the will of the American people. And they don’t. Our leaders are FAILING US, and by letting it happen, by letting them continue to steal our country, we’re failing America.
It’s time to WAKE UP. Stop writing emails to Congress. Stop yelling at your computer screen. Stop feeling hopeless. Continue reading →
You see and hear about them all the time. They have nicknames like gun nuts, weapons collectors, firearms hobbyists. The ones passionately proclaiming their willingness to kill anyone who attempts to take their guns away. The National Rifle Association claims to have 4.5 million members, and even that number is in dispute. And their desires count for more than the majority of Americans, numbered at well over 308 million in 2010. Think about it for a moment. This is a fact, one confirmed for us every time a massacre of gun violence moves the nation to even consider stronger regulation of firearms.
Let us examine the gun enthusiast for a moment. We really should, since this small contingent of the United States population is loudly and vociferously holding back the overwhelming majority’s will on the issues of regulation of firearms in this country. We know they love the some of the Constitution, but are especially fond of the Second Amendment. Continue reading →
Many Americans are frustrated with elected officials who do the bidding of the NRA rather than what is right for the majority of Americans. Our health and safety should not come second to NRA’s goal to sell guns as fast as they can. No more!
One man puts his feelings out there for all to hear, and gives voice to the opinion of quite a few of us.
If you feel the same as this hearty soul from the great state of Ohio, then share the living hell out of this video!
In the days following the President’s big speech outlining his intentions to do something to curb gun related murders, and after taking some time to think about who really wins and loses if any kind of changes in law really occurs, and then marveling at how crazy some folks get on both sides of gun control, I had a few questions plaguing me.
I decided to throw a few questions out there for consideration.
How many Senators and Congress persons are in the NRA’s pocket?
When will we get a full time ATF head, and in fact, a more robust ATF?
How the heck did we get to the point that it is standard practice to run all legislation past an industry’s lobbyists for approval and notes, prior to nomination?
Why is a right to own an object more precious and sacred than protecting American lives?
Is the NRA objection to Universal background checks more to prevent a slowing in the growth of gun sales, rather than a defense of the second amendment?
What can the voter do against the NRA’s indisputable sway over Congress and the Senate? Continue reading →
I’m ashamed to say that quite a bit of the information Jon discloses in the preceding video was news to me… I just don’t think about guns because I don’t own any. I don’t hunt, sport shoot, and even though I live in the big bag metro area, I haven’t yet wanted a gun for protection. However, I was very naive about the mess gun control laws really are in. But then, as I look back at the way the country has treated guns and the way we use them, it all comes clear.
Americans obviously love guns. Gun control policies go over like a lead balloon amongst a certain demographic, and not just the bitter folks in Pennsylvania! And the Democrats finally get that, and as the old saw goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!’ This strategic thinking gave birth to: The Democratic Gun Control Plan, Hello NRA! Continue reading →
This has been an eventful few weeks for highly charged, politicized arguments. With all the problems that American citizens face in an economy that is painfully slow to quicken, and with so many Americans still in deep, financial trouble, I wonder why Congress is so focused on the “Fast and Furious” gun saga, while refusing to pass a jobs bill. One would think they would want to provide good government in action to serve the constituents they claim to care about… Continue reading →
Ted Nugent, formerly relevant shock rocker, is involved in yet another political controversy. During an interview at an NRA convention Nugent began stumping for Mitt Romney in his uniquely unconventional manner, apparently in a strategy involving off the wall statements and out right lies such as: Continue reading →