The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed gun control measures. It is the U.S. Republican Senate that is blocking gun control legislation.
Addressing the Perpetrators
I privately emailed my Republican senators in Florida and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell. (https://www.senate.gov/, enter your state in upper left field) This is what I said:
I ask, along with President Joe Biden, “When, in God’s Name, are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” #GunControlNow
Then I went public. Same message.
I twitted them: @SenRubioPress @SenRickScott @McConnellPress
I contacted them on facebooked: @SenatorMarcoRubio @RickScottSenOffice @mitchmcconnell
Mass Shooting Background Info
This post is inspired by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX that happened yesterday (19 children and 2 teachers shot dead). See: Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack | BBC.
(Yeah, that’s a BBC article. I want to point out that nations around the world report on American Mass Shootings. They are mystified by the phenomenon, and pity us.)
The other recent big American mass shooting happened in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, May 14. Ten black grocery shoppers were shot dead by a white supremacist. In both mass shootings, the shooters were only 18 years old.
It’s hard to follow American mass shootings (four or more people shot or killed, not including the shooter). There are so many that regularly occur. Your emotions may shut down.
Go to the Gun Violence Archive to keep up with the plain, simple facts. For example, as of May 25, 2022, there have been 213 American mass shootings since January 1st.
Late last night, as I walked outside, I felt terror start to rise up. I shoved it right back down. But here’s the thing: I’m not suppressing terror at being shot and killed. I’m terrified for our country.
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What will the Republicans do? They will say to pray for the families, and that’s it. That’s all they have ever done. Will prayer stop the next massacre? Of course not.
Tomorrow it will be back to business as usual: taking legalized bribes from the gun lobbies.
What’s the Second Amendment about? It’s about arming a citizen militia because the founding fathers didn’t want a standing professional army after suffering abuses from the British army prior to and during the revolution, but government policy changed after ratification of the constitution. We now have a standing army, and the National Guard supplanted local militias. The Second Amendment is an anachronism. As a gun owner, I favor private gun ownership, but it needs to be much better regulated.
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Thank you. You are absolutely right. The citizen militia was INSTEAD of a standing army. The 2nd Amendment is an “anachronism” is right!
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