Disgraceful Facts and Other Stories of the NRA

Dated: December 27 2012

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  • In the United States, we have the dubious honor of being number 1 for highest number of gun-related deaths of any highly developed country. In fact, by a large margin, 84% of all homicides by guns in the world happen in the United States.
  • It is nearly impossible to get elected to a national office without the support of the NRA.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/guns/nra-endorsements-campaign-spending/?sid=ST2010121406431
  • Since the passage of the 1968 Gun Control Act, and the creation of the ATF in 1972; the NRA has pressured lawmakers to basically handcuff the ATF and render them powerless.
  • 74% of the membership of the NRA is in favor on gun controls, yet their own leadership continues to lobby against ALL gun control.
  • The NRA feels anyone on the “do not fly” list should be allowed to own a gun.
  • The NRA feels that the answer to random, unpredictable school shootings is to arm teachers in every school in America.

Please write to your local, state and national representatives and ask them if guns are as safe as the NRA proposes, then why are there metal detectors in every government office building? Why do our leaders cave to the pressures of the NRA? Why does the NRA oppose a strong ATF? Why can anyone go to a gun show and buy an assault rifle but we need a license to catch fish? 

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Mary Lovera

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1 comments in this topic

  • Posted by jocelyn DeCrescenzo
    12/29/2012
    Dear Donna, What an absolutely perfect article re: gun control and the current lack there-of. If I can find all of my govt offices, reps etc.. I will most certainly be letting them have a piece of my mind- but only a little piece as I am still having difficulty with my writing and memory since I was hurt in Piermont by accidental shock in Victoria Gables ill kept, slovenly managed building. I love your last sentence! Doesn't Obama basically have a mandate to finally get something done in this regard??? We can not let this horrible state of affairs continue! What a good blog and thanks for stating the obvious so clearly!! Love Jossie

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