YES! The NRA knows Americans want something done.
6%
NO! They'll continue to push their "solution" of more guns!
94%

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dave wdowiak 3 years 4 weeks ago

the nra is americas answer to fear. i don't know what the answer is to the nra, but i know the answer is not more people with guns know matter how well trained and pointed they are. A gun used in fear is like hate used on fellow humans... hate consumes those with hatrid only rarely dose hate consume the hated. Guns used in fear or protection hurt more people with out defences than they ever stop with design to maim and kill.

Old Blue 3 years 4 weeks ago

Thom: You loaded your poll with your own editorial comment ("NO! They'll continue to push their "solution" of more guns!). The NRA is an organization driven by a profit motive exactly like the US Chamber of Commerce. Don't look to them to solve our "gun problem". If we want to curb the increase of violence in this country we need to look deeper. We are increasingly a culture of violence. We embrace violent entertainment (e.g. UFC everywhere on TV, the glorification of war by Hollywood, violent video games supplied our children, 'tomorrow's drone pilots', at a very early age) and we tolerate actual violence inflicted upon others through our military activity around the globe. We are a violent people and have been encouraged to tolerate "justifiable violence". Against this backdrop, do you actually believe that "guns" are the problem? In the wrong hands, an automobile is one of the deadliest weapons immaginable. It's the driver, not the car. If we fixate on "guns" as the problem we are completely missing the point. Until we own up to our own fascination with violence as entertainment, with war as reality TV, we won't begin to address the issue.

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