We’ve had the gun control issue pushed in our faces continually over the recent years and it’s especially ramped up since the 17 kids were slaughtered by a whack-job kid well-known to the police and FBI because they’d been repeatedly warned about him before he went on his murderous rampage.
This past weekend The March For Our Lives was held in Washington DC and other cities across the nation. The kids have been in the spotlight after weeks of hype from the usual suspects most notably CNN whose stance is we should listen to the kids who survived this massacre ~well at least those who are screaming (literally in many instances) for more gun control.
Note the cute little fist pump at the end.
Strangely the father and brother of slain student Meadow Pollack, were denied the chance to speak at the March. Hunter & Andrew Pollack wanted to honor their daughter & slain sister but their focus is squarely on improving school safety and not more gun control or blaming the NRA so CNN was not interested in hearing from them. It doesn’t fit their gun-grabber mentality or agenda.
Interestingly however, when and if people slow down and listen to facts there’s an entirely different response and dialogue. Watch these actors read these ‘real gun facts’ off a teleprompter and their reaction.
These kids clamoring for more gun control and shouting their hatred for the NRA should know that the NRA is all about gun safety and self-defense going back a long way. Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871 dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops they saw the need. The NRA also claims to be a civil rights enforcer. While African Americans were being terrorized by the Ku Klux Klan, where the Klan were sometimes aided by local law enforcement, the NRA setup charters to help train local African American communities to be able protect themselves.
The NRA has a long history of supporting gun control. In 1934, the NRA supported the National Firearms Act, which served to regulate and tax firearms that were considered used by gangsters at the time. They also supported the Gun Control Act of 1968, which expanded on the system to license firearm dealers and prohibit criminals and those with mental impairments from owning firearms. Today the NRA’s stance on gun control is to enforce existing laws more aggressively. We have seen in most of the last decade’s mass shootings that it was law enforcement, or other governmental agencies who dropped the ball on following existing laws or guidelines which could have prevented many of these tragedies.
And finally I’ll say this, I bet you did not know that Whoopi Goldberg is an NRA member. These other celebrities are either pro-gun supporters and/or NRA members: Karl Malone, Sarah Palin, James Earl Jones, Johhny Depp, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinese, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Eric Clapton, Bruce Willis, Ice-T, Clint Eastwood, Ted Nugent, Adam Baldwin, Kevin Sorbo, Dean Cain, Chuck Norris Miranda Lambert, and shock of all shocks, Michael Moore is an NRA lifetime member! And of course all the politicians and others, even the most mouthy anti-gun lib celebrities have armed guards for a reason. Why shouldn’t we have the same ability?
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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