As soon as any blog, tweet or article goes out supporting gun control, the NRA's paid staffers are there. They comment almost immediately, and the content of their responses is predictably either threatening or extremely personal. Let there be no doubt we are dealing with people who are paid by an industry that makes billions in profits a year and perhaps even the same types of folks who wore brown shirts when Mussolini rose to power.
This is an industry that in 2005 under President Bush used its enormous power to pass a law to insulate the gun industry from any lawsuits. Lawsuits are often seen as being a "negative". In fact lawsuits mean that there is accountability and transparency. Without lawsuits, there is no accountability or transparency to the public. Guns and gun makers are now above the law with special privileges that no other industry has. This makes me much more afraid than the NRA promoted fantasies of marauding bad guys after the collapse of our economy. This is real and it is now.
My last blog addressed a simple solution to bring accountability back into the gun industry. It simply tells the gun industry that if they make unreasonably destructive weapons and sell them to non-law enforcement, they may be held responsible for the injuries they cause. This is a smart use of our jury system. The jury system that is denigrated by these NRA responders has a far greater role in preserving our democracy than guns. Lets use it. I am sure our founding fathers were not suggesting that the right to bear arms meant the right to bear canons.
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You make an excellent point in showing the hypocracy of the NRA and by "the NRA" I am not referring to individual gun owners. I am referring to the gun "industry" which is the force behind the opposition to assault weapons bans and barriers to gun ownership for psychopaths. As with almost every story of political corruption that we read these days, at the bottom of the story is money and profits. The gun industry profits are all they care about. Thanks for this short but effective article. And as far as the NRA hired writers who attack stories like this one, I hope they keep writing and talking in public because their words doom their message. The public is fed up with them and the more they talk the more the public sees the falsehoods and of their rants.
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