- Have you seen these vile extremists who voted AGAINST univ bgd checks?
- Hoarding NRA dollars while KIDS pay with their lives
- It doesn’t have to be this way… Vote the TRASH out of Congress
#gunsense #2a #NeverAgain #GOP #NRA
#gunsense #2a #NeverAgain #GOP #NRA
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
How the NRA silences its own members:
NRA Board is voted for by just 2% of members
“We’ll take your money, but we don’t trust you to vote”
THE NRA – TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Stand Your Ground This Christmas
The NRA – Terrorizing American Families for over 35 years
#NRA #SandyHook #Newtown #gunindustry #EricGarner #TamirRice #JohnCrawford #MichaelBrown #Ferguson #FergusonDecision #alivewhileblack #BlackLivesMatter #CrimingWhileWhite #ICantBreathe #NotOneMore #gunsense #p2 #uniteblue
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.
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
Each year the NRA’s extremism inflicts death, trauma & grief on an estimated 38,989,278 Americans. More than the total population of California. Every single year.
#SandyHook #Newtown #gunsense #NRA #2a
There are two races in America. The race I’m running is the 100m. It’s tiring (I didn’t bother training properly), it’s intense but if I keep hauling my bones along eventually I’ll get to the end. Even if I don’t, someone can probably help or carry me over the line. I’ll need to make a big effort, at the end I’ll be short of breath and exhausted, but I will have run the race.
But next to me there’s another race going on. From high above the stadium, in the TV blimp or police helicopter, both races look pretty much the same in a bird’s eye view. But come down closer until you can see the faces of the runners and feel the texture of the track: These two races are different.
The race next to me is the 110m hurdles. It is slightly longer. It is harder fought. It involves more skill and nerve to negotiate. If you hit the first hurdle and stumble, it hurts but you may stay on your feet. But hitting the second, third, fourth hurdle, at some point you may well be taken down and not be able to get up at all. By then you will be hurting and winded. You can’t breathe. By then the race is lost anyway. A few adept runners may be able to excel and get safely over all the hurdles, may be able to run that extra 10m to get to the finish line. But helping or carrying someone to the end of this race, hauling them over the hurdles, is a whole different proposition.
In one race the starter pistol starts the race. In the other it takes aim.
Back at the end of my race, the 100m, the runners (who all finished) are standing around. Most are silent as a few loudly run their mouths:
“Why is everyone talking about how hard the 110m hurdles is?”
“Our race was tough too!”
“We had to run hard!”
“We had to put effort in! Nobody did us any favors!”
“If they’re complaining so much why don’t they just come run this race? They’re just being lazy”
“If it will stop their complaining, let’s just reduce the number of hurdles from 10 to, say, 5!”
Or maybe everyone should be allowed to run the same race with the same rules and the same challenges.
#EricGarner #TamirRice #JohnCrawford #MichaelBrown #Ferguson #FergusonDecision #alivewhileblack #BlackLivesMatter #CrimingWhileWhite #ICantBreathe #NotOneMore #gunsense #p2 #uniteblue