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America’s ISIS


I love my guns!  If you use them frequently, you learn enough of their different characteristics that some seem to develop personalities.  I’ve actually given names to some of them.  To paraphrase some dead guy, “they” will take away my guns when “they” pry my cold dead fingers out of the trigger guard.

Still, the NRA is crazy!  The National Rifle Association (NRA) has caused more American deaths than ISIS.  They are a model of intolerance, thinking any regulations to keep guns away from crazy people is a slippery slope.  If crazy people cannot have guns today, then Republicans cannot have guns tomorrow.  Or, was that Democrats?  Or, people with blue eyes?  It’s a slippery slope, they say.

The NRA also has no respect for the long American tradition of majority rule.  The majority of Americans favor increased gun regulation, but they are opposed by the NRA.  The majority of actual voters favor increased gun regulation, but they are opposed by the NRA.  Incredibly, the majority of gun owners actually favor increased gun regulation, but they also opposed by the NRA.  They are intolerant of majority rule.

Like ISIS, they will tolerate ONLY their interpretation of the Second Amendment/Koran.

The heart-broken father of the young reporter murdered on live television promises to fight the NRA for the remainder of his life.  That reminds me of The Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Alfred Tennyson, describing the slaughter of a small, weak British military unit by the vastly more powerful Russian forces during the Crimean War in 1854.  They had no chance, and neither does the heart-broken father. That makes me sad.

Even Donald Trump, who doesn’t need NRA money, continues to pander to them, looking for NRA votes.  That makes me even more sad!

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