To The Daily Sun,
Every single time there is a mass shooting that horrifies the nation, the NRA, gun makers, and their toadies in Congress automatically argue against any common-sense attempt to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists or deranged people. They also recoil at any attempt to stop the sale of assault weapons to civilians, saying that doing anything at all would be "taking away our right to own guns." This is not true and they know it.
These apologists for the right to commit mass murder are complicit in sucking the life's blood out of our nation. They create and then feed on people's fears. Even Justice Scalia, in his Supreme Court decision stating an individual right to own guns, said that governments are entitled to enact regulations.
Those gun barrel-licking politicians happily accept money from these entities, knowing full well that if they dare take one baby step out of the NRA line they will face a well-funded election challenge and lose their precious seat in Congress. It's a stranglehold. In any other setting it would be called legalized bribery, or blackmail.
Almost 90 percent of all Americans, including majorities of both Republicans and Democrats, have consistently supported reasonable regulations. The "public servants" who are puppets of the NRA leadership apparently don't care about us. But the collective cries for no more military-type weapons in the hands of ordinary citizens is being heard 'round the world. The only question is how many more innocent people will die before enough is enough.
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