This week the chance of Congress even discussing universal background checks came to a screeching halt. 40 Republican Senators and 5 Democrats decided we don’t need to do anything about gun violence by filibustering the Manchin-Toomey bill. It wasn’t the strongest piece of legislation but it was a start. In doing so the NRA defeated 90% of Americans, temporarily.
One tired arguement used to justify the filibuster kills me. Why put background checks in place, criminals will find another way to get a gun. This arguement imneadiately collapses in on itself. By saying this Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party and the NRA are essentially saying we should not have any laws. No spore limit because people speed anyway. No laws to stop theft because people steal anyway. No laws against murder because people kill people anyway. I am sure you see where I am going with this.
It is because of simple-minded arguements like this that people are killer daily. What if 3 more kids survived Sandy Hook because the maniac needed to change magazines. Isn’t that how they stopped Gabby Godforsaken shooter from killing more. These are common sense legislations that save lives. Oh and before I forget to mention, did you know the 46 Senators who voted no on background checks received almost $8 million from the NRA.
So obviously money means more that kids. The right to bear arms is more important than LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. I am sorry Republicans but you cannot pick and choose what parts of the Constitution you like to follow. I watched the movie Killing Me Softly today. It was not a particularly good movie but near the end there was a line I liked. America is not a community, it is a company. That is not verbatim, but you catch my drift.
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