Posts Tagged ‘NRA’

It Happens Almost Every Year, We Are Always Surprised

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

A little hard to watch, but worth the time.

This is a uniquely American phenomenon we are watching here. Unclear if we have more nuts, or if we just have more guns, or if we are leading the world in both, but we’re gonna have to get used to this. The 2nd Amendment is entrenched in our political system and it’s interpretation by politicians and many people leans toward a belief that not only is thare a guarantee of the right to bear arms, but any attempt to regulate that use in any way is  illegitimate.

This last Congress had more Dmocrats than any Congress since the 70′s  and it was also the most pro gun in recent memory. The NRA fights agains even the most rational of restrictions and they strike fear into many a legislator at all levels of government…and even if there were to be some rational restrictions on gun use, we are already the most armed country in the world. Hard to see how even capping the number of guns in America at 270,000,000 would make us any less vulnerable to this repeating pattern of senseless mass killings.

No, we are going to have to get used to this, because it’s built into the system and built into the culture.

We’re number one! (at least when it comes to guns and gun violence)