Saturday, December 15, 2012

NRA has no honor

If the NRA had one ounce of honor, they would step up and lead a national push for better gun laws, better mental health laws, better safety for our children. Rather than trying to defend that which cannot be defended, the NRA should be part of the solutions. We will need help from everyone.

Mass shootings will happen again. Unfortunately, ours is a gun culture. But maybe we can slow the frequency.


The South Plainsman said...

Connecticut has about the toughest gun laws in the US. All of the guns were bought legally and possessed legally under any definition. None were "assault" weapons.

What needs to be controlled are those that are so mentally ill that they would do such a thing.

The NRA (I am not a member) defends only the right for people to lawfully possess weapons. They do not defend at all the use of such weapons in a mannwer inconsistent with the law.

George said...

Blair, old friend, I understand you are just making your point, but your defense of guns is not defendable in this case. The parents of those little children do not care whether the .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle firing hollow-point bullets is fully automatic or semi. Their children are dead. The teachers are dead.

It all goes together. We need better mental health laws and better gun control laws. Forty percent of the 300,000,000 guns in America are unregulated sales at gun shows. We have to try to cut down on the carnage.

Tim O'Keefe said...

I couldn't agree with you more, George. This could be a chance for the NRA to stand for something real.

Freedom to buy a gun without a reasonable waiting period or a thorough background check is asinine. The ability to buy a Bushmaster, or thousands of rounds of ammo without sending up some kind of alarm, or body armor, or extended clips for handguns, or armor piercing bullets - has nothing to do with freedom. It has everything to do with obsession.

National Politics

News on Aging

Geriatric Medicine News

Senior Health Insurance News

Social Security & Medicare News

Posts From Other Geezer Blogs