Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:53 AM
marmar (63,466 posts)
Shannyn Moore: My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus
Just a girl from Homer, Alaska
My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus
Posted: 12/27/2012 8:21 am
I'm old enough to remember when the NRA was invited into our schools to educate students on gun safety. Yes, I'm old, and I grew up in rural Alaska, but the NRA as an institution has changed as much as everything else has since then. It now operates as a lobby for gun manufacturers rather than for responsible gun owners who grew up with the traditions of hunting and shooting.
It has blamed everything from video games, to Hollywood to "gun-free zones" for escalating gun violence in the country. In 2010, the NRA held its convention in North Carolina in a location where guns were banned. Its cheery note to attendees told them to leave their guns at home. It seemed fine enough with a "gun-free zone" then. Charlotte Allen blames (the brutal mass murder in Newtown, Conn., last week on) a lack of men and the "over-feminization" of our school system. Autism and mental health have been blamed. A godless tolerance for homosexuals has been faulted. Several people have said God wouldn't show up in public schools where he's not wanted. Apparently, he's still smarting from the lack of audible prayer, so he allowed the shooting to happen.
One week after the massacre, the NRA, in a paranoid fit, proposed changes. Let's have more guns in schools! Armed guards have been present at many massacres and haven't been able to stop them. And who is supposed to pay for the wages and benefits for armed guards at every school in the nation? "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," says the NRA. It's a nice advertisement for gun sales but it's ludicrous. The bad guy in Tuscon, Ariz., who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was stopped because he was reloading. Should we have armed guards everywhere there has been a mass shooting? Schools, malls, theaters, grocery stores and churches? Are they proposing a jobs bill?
"If only those teachers had a gun," laments the NRA. At a time when teachers are blamed for far more than what is in their control, and for being "union thugs," you want them to carry a weapon? Seriously? Think about that for a minute. A company in Utah had profits jump 500 percent this week by selling BULLET-PROOF BACKPACKS FOR CHILDREN. Children should not be shouldering the panic. The best thing about little children is they haven't figured out yet that some people want to hurt them. Times have changed. If you're not a cynic by third grade, you're not paying attention. ................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannyn-moore/my-guns-are-less-regulate_b_2368612.html
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." -- Nelson Mandela
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Shannyn Moore: My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus (Original post)
Response to marmar (Original post)
Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:10 AM
geckosfeet (9,388 posts)
1. The NRA has transformed into a maniacal group.
It was in the 50's when the group started going sideways. In the 90's they went full tilt batshit. Since then they have redefined the boundaries of delusional thinking.
A Brief History of the NRA
There are no answers. There are only choices.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding
JUSTICE LOUIS BRANDEIS (1928)
Response to marmar (Original post)
Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:35 AM
Viva_La_Revolution (27,179 posts)
3. Here's the original link for sharing
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