As I write my blogs on the current events I want to say something about Gun Control – something that has been put on the front page of every major newspaper since the tragic San Bernardino mass shooting on Wednesday. Where were all these NRA opponents when the gun business was small but thriving under the leadership of strong lobbyist in Washington DC allowing their checks, they donations and their influence stream across political pandering lines without borders?
Where was ...the voice of reality and concern that this gun grabbing lobby would eventually be the demise of our legislative power to control gun sales effectively and legally? Through our silence, ignorance and willingness to look the other way, the NRA has become a conglomerate that is the most powerful influence on capitol hill without an exception.
My mind quickly turns to those years when gun sales were reasonably numbered through the hobby and hunting categories but now slide through the cracks with evil and sinister reasons for high capacity magazines and assault rifle types of sales joining high capacity handguns in the mix. This started out as a gun nut era that escalated into a mass gun nut era and now a pandemic around the country,
Instead of working together the past decades to defeat the power of the NRA, politicians chose to ignore their wealth, growth and influence. This is why we are in dire straits today. The NRA is out of control and the sales of guns has exceeded the government’s ability to control their possessions, use and numbers. This is a point of no return. The nexus between the NRA and Congress is strong yet nobody in their right mind stopped this evil growth of political pandering for more guns and more ammunition on the markets. I am sure that the wars we have engaged in
Brief reflections on each of the reluctant, convoluted and apathetic politicians who remained silent and passive is now the poison of the land – we are in times where guns rule almost every aspect of our lives and there is nothing our government can do short of breaking the Constitution to stop it.
Taking guns away today would make Americans victims to the onslaught of terrorism in the global regions and that by itself would be reasons to organize and refuse to surrender all guns on the pretense that the government can protect us.