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Shame on Congress and U.S. Gun Laws
Like most Americans not in love with guns, the recent declaration by Harry Reid, the leading Democrat in Congress, was despicable.
Since 1980, over one million have been murdered with hand guns, not the AR-15. The NRA president would have a different position if one of his loved ones was murdered. The many democrats that will not support the ban on the AR-15 and other elements, would support it if they had lost a loved one due to a gun or if they were willing to defy what gun supporters got him elected. The same is true with republicans, if only some had lost loved ones via the gun, then the new gun legislation would have passed. Instead, we have a democratic party that seldom ever stands their ground about many issues when it hits the fan. The demos need to take a few lessons from the republicans. they know how to stand their ground and build support for their agenda. They don't back down.
The proposed gun laws are to safeguard everyone from murder. Having a gun will not always save you. You might take the assailant down but you might fall also. The NRA members would think otherwise if they had lost a loved one by a gun. Arming oneself does make you invincible or out of harms way. It might put you in it.
Because of the wimpy democrats that supported the republican cause to stop the gun law, even getting heftier background checks seems to be dead. How pathetic is this? Is congress saying to the all of the parents of New Town and other mass murder scenes, "Sorry, the deaths of your loved ones are simply not important enough for new laws"?
Seems to be. What more could be so sickening?