Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gun Laws

I've been listening to Rachel Maddow's show for today. She really does her research and it floors me every time. In 1958, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy sponsored a bill in the Senate "to exclude from importation or reimportation into the United States arm or ammunition originally manufactured for military purposes." The ban would have included the very weapon that Lee Harvey Oswald purchased using a coupon clipped out of the American Rifleman magazine, the official magazine of the NRA. Wow. Just wow.

The NRA is so powerful ~ and was then also ~ that it took the killing of both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. to start the path to registering guns.
How many deaths will it take 'til we know
that too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Still, they fight registration, assault weapon bans or any limitations put on what they consider their 2nd Amendment rights. When will we ever learn?

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