Thursday, October 26, 2017

If You Can't Take Back the Bullets, At Least You Can Send More!

I didn't even like the guy!
In what has to be the most blatant and openly political move by the National Rifle Association, bump-stock legislation has stalled and will likely die.

Look, I get it.

As something of a firearms policy wonk, I know that the number of mass shootings, or shooting in general, which have used bump-stocks is exactly one.  The likelihood of bump stocks being used for future mass shootings is marginal at best.  Of course, now that they’re known, your run-of-the-mill non-mass shooting shooter will likely want to shell out the $100 to expand their arsenal.

But goddamn, this is a no-brainer!

This is a total path—nay a super highway—toward the Emerald City lined with yellow-bricks of PR-capital and a singing menagerie. This is a way to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and yet LOOK like you're doing something. It's the VERY LEAST the NRA could do while still staying firmly in the well-lined pocket of the gun manufacturing industry.

Of course that's the answer!
Instead of using their little finger to help push this legislation (which will do nothing) the NRA stays, once again, on target and turned up both middle fingers at the American public.

The NRA hasn’t been this transparently evil since they used the Oklahoma City bombings to help fund raise (yes, that's a real thing they did) by painting the federal agents who died in the attack as, and I’m quoting here: “[J]ack-booted thugs armed to the teeth who break down doors, open fire with automatic weapons and kill law-abiding citizens.”

Well, thanks Wayne LaPierre.  I’d already given this year to Every Town for Gun Safety, but no time like the present to contribute a little more, and continue ousting your archaic and blood-soaked stance.

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