And it is high time the Republican Congress dealt with the source of this terrorism and stand up for the American people and against the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, million dollar a year shill for the gun and ammunition manufacturers. Congress needs to reinstate the assault weapons ban, reinstate their recent revocation of the mental illness regulation, ban bump stocks, enact universal background checks and do something right for a change, instead of filing their reelection campaigns with the blood money offered by the gun lobby for their complicity.
On Tuesday of this week, the Republican Majority in the United States Senate proved once again that they are the best money can buy. In a 50-50 tie vote, Vice President Pence cast the deciding vote to repeal the rule initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that allows private citizens to avoid arbitration and have their day in court.
It comes as no surprise then that the president was caught off guard Monday when asked about the four Special Forces soldiers who were killed in Niger. It had been twelve days without any acknowledgment by the president of their deaths. It is doubtful that Trump even knew where Niger was or why we had armed forces there in the first place.
No one expected George McGovern to win the presidential nomination in 1972. But he did. His victory left the party “establishment” in shock. How could a Democrat senator from the middle of nowhere walk away with a major party’s nomination for the presidency. Representing a state like South Dakota, a bastion of conservative Republican politics with four electoral votes, was unheard of.
The time is now past when we fail to take action to enact measures that may help to prevent such carnage in the future. We can no longer accept the unwillingness of Congress to address this matter in an effective way.
I suppose this introduction is an around-about way of approaching the gun rights issue. The horrific carnage of the latest mass killing and wounding of over 500 people in Las Vegas begs the question? What the hell are we doing to protect those who think an AR-15, AR-16, and/or AK-47 is there” right” under the Second Amendment of the Constitution?
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