How many more atrocities will need to occur in our country before all our 2nd Amendment crusaders out there get an effective offense up and running? Instead of playing endless defense when it comes to our right to bear arms, how about recognizing that a problem really does exist when it comes to the availability of guns in America and then actually develop ways to face the issue head on? Then perhaps we could save the lives of potential victims of gun violence and not be caught with our pants down each and every damn time some pathetic nut goes off on a rampage.
If the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun manufacturers want to create some political inroads with the American public and actually help to prevent catastrophes like the one at Sandy Hook, then why the hell haven’t they faced head on the frighteningly for real downside to the availability of guns in America?
The NRA has posted the following statement on their website: The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. Well, with all the money that this organization spends on lobbying activities (and that goes for the gun manufacturers too) it apparently has never dawned on these geniuses until now that confronting the consequences of gun violence in America just might be a more effective way to ensure their continued right to access and own firearms.
Again, we see a glaring example of the insular dumbness and lack of cultural sophistication that marks conservative America. We’re perpetually circling the wagons and hunkering down believing that the right politicians will somehow save our bacon. And we look to the latest stats on gun ownership in the USA to lull ourselves into complacency as the figures go up. But it only takes a Sandy Hook Elementary School horror to blow all that silly blather right out of the water.
So for all you hunkered-down wagon-circlers out there, here’s the latest Gallup poll hot off the presses post Sandy Hook. As we all know, waiting with bated breath for the aftermath polls is another conservative fear-reactive fact of life. Based on what Gallup is showing below, you can all breathe a little sigh of relief—-for now anyway.