Now, with Umpqua Communityh College in Oregon and its 13 confirmed deaths (so far) today, this averages to more than one school-shooting a week.
We've long-since passed asking defenders of the corporate-owned NRA "What will it take?" This chart below is just sickening.
There is no excuse not to pass far-stricter gun control laws. We already have limitations on the 2nd Amendment, which even its most emphatic defenders understand and accept. So, that's not an excuse. We already have been forced to accept limitations on our civil rights for the protection of the Greater Good through the Patriot Act. So, that's not an excuse either. We already have a vast majority of Americans supporting stricter gun control laws. And so, that too is not an excuse.
And defenders of the corporate-owned NRA have only themselves to blame for any new gun control laws being as strict as reasonable. Because they've fought any earlier attempts, only to allow the disastrous problem to spin into a hellish vortex.
"Just enforce the laws already on the books." Well, clearly that's not working. That's why you need better laws on the books.
"These shooters are mentally ill, that's the problem." Which is why we need better laws on the books, because you're not going to wipe out mental illness. Especially before you wipe out students first. And no, not all mass shootings, let alone shootings period are done by the mentally ill. It would be an unfair quip to say that there are probably far more mentally ill people defending the corporate-own NRA than those shooting others. But that doesn't make it inaccurate.
"This isn't the time to talk about gun control." That's right, the time was before all this happened.
It is only a matter of time before a representative of the corporate-owned NRA takes the podium and explains why this latest mass shooting death of children is not the fault of guns, why we need all Americans to have guns, why guns are the only thing keep us safe from the hordes, amid all the mass shooting deaths around us.
It is my belief that the corporate-owned NRA is in many ways a terrorist group. They are focused on intensely frightening the public into believing that they are at deathly risk and need guns for protection or else we will all die.
As the 2nd Amendment says, if you are in a Militia, you have the right to bear arms, and we accept limitations. If you are not in a Militia, stop enabling the mass shooting deaths of children, student and your neighbors. Or perhaps one day, you.
Guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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