As president Obama said, "Surely we can do better than this." This cannot be a political, Blue vs. Red, North vs. South, Right vs. Left issue. It is every one's issue now. As a nation we are not doing enough to keep our children safe.
Gun makers, sellers, ammunition companies, and gun accessories are big business and the NRA may care more about protecting the money flow than by protecting citizen rights to bear arms. Our failure as a Nation to regulate (and outlaw) dangerous firearms is literally killing us. Surely no-one needs a semi-automatic weapon for hunting or for self-defense. There is no justification that would make any sense to a rational person.
Beware of the NRA coming forth after their moment of silence to defend these weapons by saying (as they did after the Denver movie theater massacre), "The future of your Second Amendment rights will be at stake. And nothing less than the future of our country and our freedom will be at stake.”
This has nothing to do with freedom and everything to do with protecting law-abiding citizens. We have regulations that keep us safer in cars, safer with our food supply, safer with medical care and pharmaceuticals and even regulations for schools and pre-school. Now we need regulations that keep us safer from gun violence.
We cannot prevent unbalanced people from existing but we can make it harder for them to massacre and then take their own life (as often happens).
Now is the time for banning semi-automatic weapons and large rounds of ammunition. Join EverythingHealth and make your voice heard.