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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:19 PM

Wondering about guns

In the days following the President's big speech outlining his intentions to do something to curb gun related murders, and after taking some time to think about who really wins and loses if any kind of changes in law really occurs, and then marveling at how crazy some folks get on both sides of gun control, I had a few questions plaguing me.

I decided to throw a few questions out there for consideration.

Such as:

-How many Senators and Congress persons are in the NRA's pocket?
-When will we get a full time ATF head, and in fact, a more robust ATF?
-How the heck did we get to the point that it is standard practice to run all legislation past an industry's lobbyists for approval and notes, prior to nomination?
-Why is a right to own an object more precious and sacred than protecting American lives?
-Is the NRA objection to Universal background checks more to prevent a slowing in the growth of gun sales, rather than a defense of the second amendment?
-What can the voter do against the NRA's indisputable sway over Congress and the Senate?

I can't answer most of those questions, but maybe there is something more tangible to achieve in the near future, particularly by voters. Read the rest @ http://livenudepolitics.com/?p=4624

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