WHICH COMES FIRST? THE CHICKEN OR THE GUN?
The penalty for GUN trafficking is the same as for trafficking CHICKENS across state lines.
Time for Congress to get its priorities right.
Meet the Founder of the Terrorist @NRA in 1977 – HARLAN CARTER
He created the extremist NRA of today, pushing lax laws causing 1000s of deaths.
It’s time to reclassify the NRA as a terrorist organization.
Some of you reading this will have been fighting for #gunsense and commonsense gun laws for some time. Some will have just joined the fight. Welcome to everyone.
Some of you will have always been ‘political’. For some of you this will be the first time you’re getting directly involved in a political movement. We are all cynical about politicians and Congress, but something has made you take that decision to say “I MUST ACT”.
Perhaps the 6-year-olds murdered at Newtown was your defining moment. Perhaps you or a loved one have been directly affected by gun violence. Perhaps you are fed up with people telling you that thousands and thousands of Americans dying each year is just “collateral damage” and a “new normal”. Perhaps you are a gun owner who knows that commonsense regulation is needed and are fed up with the NRA’s extremist stance.
You are right not to accept this situation. You are right to no longer stay silent. You are right to take action. You are right to push your politicians.
Without you, the field is left to the special interests and lobbying firms of the gun industry.
Without you, the field is left to those who spread misinformation, fear and paranoia with the sole purpose of making more money from selling guns to whomever they can get away with.
Without you, more children and teenagers will die needlessly.
Without you, more children will cower in lockdown bathrooms, terrified as they cram themselves in during a living nightmare.
Without you, more women will be subjected to deadly domestic abuse.
Without you, America will continue to head to a very dark place.
But with you, things CAN and WILL change for the better.
These resolutions are all real and effective steps you can take this year to Continue reading
To see how these facts were determined, go to: http://bit.ly/1jZ6n0m
“A very dynamic and exciting time for the industry“
- James Debney, CEO, Smith & Wesson
“There isn’t an industry in America that wouldn’t be thrilled and delighted to see their underlying demand grow 16% in a quarter“
- Mike Fifer, CEO, Sturm, Ruger & Co
“It’s inherently a dangerous product… it’s going to have a devastating effect on anything in its path“- George Kollitides, CEO, Freedom Group
“I only did seven of the autopsies, the victims I had ranged from three to 11 wounds apiece“
- Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, Chief Medical Officer
“Liberty, of a person to own a high-powered magazine, is second to the right of my son to his life“
- David Wheeler, Father of Ben
“In the time it took to reload, 11 of the children were able to escape. Would my son be alive today?“
- Nicole Hockley, Mother of Dylan
“What happened in Newtown can happen in any town. In an instant, any mother in America can be in my shoes“
- Nelba Marquez-Greene, Mother of Ana
Each child killed at Sandy Hook is worth at least $36.9m in extra sales to the Gun Industry
Isn’t it time we put children before profits?
Contact your Senator TODAY and demand commonsense gun safety laws
In 2013 the extremism of #Gunbullies has hit a new high. This article reviews how they have tried to silence commonsense gun owners, Moms Demand Action, domestic abuse victims and even the Newtown parents – and why the #Gunbullies will ultimately fail.
In the December 2013 issue of Guns & Ammo magazine sanity and #gunsense broke out as Dick Metcalf wrote a column entitled “Let’s Talk Limits“. He was promptly fired along with the Editor of Guns & Ammo, after gun extremists attacked the publisher for daring to print a piece that promoted a commonsense conversation about gun safety. Continue reading
“SHOT IN THE USA: GUN VIOLENCE IN 2013” aims to log every victim of gun violence in the US in 2013, simply listing who they were (ideally with a photo), what happened and where. The project was launched in January 2013.
There are two reasons it was started. First, the sheer volume of violence combined with the local nature of our news coverage means it is too easy to simply ignore all the mayhem that goes on every day. People genuinely don’t know or, when they do partly know, have learned to tune it out and accept it as “normal” or the “cost of freedom”. Until we all understand the scale of the problem, it is hard to talk about solutions.
Second, the aim is to make sure the victims are front and center and we see that these are real things happening to real people. When faced with some of the actual events that are documented in this project, particularly the many that involve children and domestic violence, the hope is that everyone will start to question whether we really can just dismiss all those faces as “collateral damage”, as a price they have to pay so we can have easy access to guns.
At the start the plan foolishly was to log every time someone was shot. It quickly became apparent that there was barely time to keep up with all the people KILLED, let alone wounded. That is crazy in itself.
The sheer number of guns means that every day low-level disputes escalate into Continue reading
UPDATED: Figures updated to Dec 2013
To see how these facts were determined, access the original data here:
EVERY QUARTER since Newtown has seen RECORD SALES for Freedom Group, Smith & Wesson, and Sturm, Ruger when compared to every quarter before Newtown (as of July 31, 2013)
“It’s inherently a dangerous product… it’s going to have a devastating effect on anything in its path” – George Kollitides, CEO, Freedom Group Continue reading
When I was 17 I went to stay at my uncle’s house. He lived in a mostly black neighborhood but people were friendly enough and I felt pretty at ease there as a white teenager. One night I went to the shop to get a drink and on my way back this black dude started following me. I looked over at him, he was creeping me out and then I just had this gut instinct and decided to run.
I thought I’d managed to lose him, but this guy suddenly reappeared. I realized I’d have to stand my ground (as my Dad had taught me) and so I punched him in the face (always get that first punch in). That stunned him but this black guy came back at me and a full-on fight started.
After grappling on the wet ground (it was raining) I managed Continue reading
The Second Amendment does not give Americans the right to keep a gun for personal self-defense or recreational use. Most people think it does, it’s often repeated by the gun lobby and of course Scalia & co. came to that conclusion, but that doesn’t make it true. Here is why:
The framing, Congress debate and drafting of the Second Amendment had the purpose of avoiding the tyranny of a standing army and ensuring states could maintain their own militias as a check against a national government. It is a military amendment and that is why debate at the First Congress focused on conscientious objector language and whether that could be used by a government to undermine the amendment.
The Second Amendment in fact only came about because Continue reading
The only way our laws will change is if people like YOU put pressure on our politicians in the U.S. Congress and State Senates.
Follow these simple steps:
Step 1) Find out who your US Senators and Representative are at http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup
Step 2) Find out who your State Senator is from the State Senate website in your state.
Step 3) If possible, coordinate with your neighbors and friends in the area and all make contact on the same day or in the same week.
Step 4) Call, email and/or write to each of your representatives and ask which of the “Big Ten” gun safety measures they support:
Step 5) Note down the answers you receive, share them with people in your area and, if possible, publish them to the web. Use #gunsense if posting to Twitter.
Step 6) Attend in-person meetings with your representatives and demand that they support these commonsense gun safety measures.
Thanks for reading and keep working for commonsense gun laws in America.
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