Talking to gun owners, those who call themselves 2nd amendment proponents, we hear them repeat the talking points, trying their best to support their position. Let’s not go over them again. Each time there is a mass murder, which happens more and more these days, the gun lobby parades one of their obedient politicians, usually a congressman or senator to repeat these talking points.
I have very little respect for any politician who has an A rating from the NRA. These politicians are the same ones who say that guns laws and open carry should be a state’s right. They say this gun violence is a result of mental illness, and we should be treating that cause. They also oppose The Affordable Care Act and Medicare expansion, which would go a long way in treating this mental illness. They have tried repealing the ACA 50 times unsuccessfully. The governor of Ga has refused to expand Medicare, it doesn’t sound like he agrees with the NRA’s position on mental illness, or in some sick, parallel universe way maybe he does. We do call his political party,” The Clown Car.”
Why doesn’t the NRA or it’s A rated politicians encourage or even allow the CDC to study gun violence? It is the CDC’s job to research and find a cure for the insidious diseases that grieve our country every day. Why can’t doctors discuss the dangers of gun violence with their patients, without fearing criminal prosecution? Why can’t we require a 30-day waiting period on all gun purchases? Why can’t we require gun safety training for everyone who owns a gun the way we test everyone who we allow to drive?
If gun ownership is the answer to the problems of violence then how many more do we need? Are 300 million not enough?