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Response to librechik (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 02:10 PM

28. Your last few words

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"and that's not going to change" invites the question: by when? Will it change tomorrow, or next month, or even next year? Probably not, but how about the next decade, or the one after that?

The NRA and its apologists would have you and me believe that the Second Amendment enumerates the absolute right to the unfettered proliferation and hoarding of as many guns as Americans want, with absolutely no oversight or regulation.

The NRA and its apologists would have you and me believe that only they are qualified to interpret the Constitution, and that their reading is the only one that matters. They can do this because they have purchased the votes of those politicians who are paid to agree with them.

The NRA and its apologists would have you and me believe that more guns are the solution to the gun violence problem in this nation, and that only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. They can make these assertions because they have purchased the silence of those politicians who should be representing the majority of their constituents.

The NRA and its apologists want you and me to believe that we can never change the gun culture in this country because it's the "American Way." I, along with many millions of Americans, maintain that they are wrong just as the rest of their right-wing policies are wrong. The true American Way, is the way of right vs. wrong, truth vs. lies, and of fairness vs. bullying.

The NRA and its right-wing supporters CAN be defeated morally, AND politically. Support Gabby and Mark Giffords, the Brady Group, MAIG, and other organizations who are fighting to restore sanity to the out-of-control proliferation of lethal weaponry in this country.

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