NRA, gun lobby barrier to stopping gun violence

It is said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

In 1934 Congress passed The National Firearms Act. The act regulates the manufacture, transfer and ownership of automatic weapons. The NFA was a reaction to the crime wave during Prohibition. From the day the act was introduced to Congress to until it was signed into law was less than one month. AR-15 style weapons could be added to this law.

As we now know an 18-year-old in Uvalde, Texas, on the day after his birthday, went into a gun store and walked out with an assault-style AR-15. Seven days later he murdered 19 children and two teachers. Just seven days! He could not legally buy a pistol in Texas but he could buy a rifle that is based on a weapon of war.

The NRA and the gun lobby with their money have a chokehold on certain politicians in Congress. They stall any meaningful changes to gun laws that up to 90 percent of U.S. citizens support. The Gun Lobby Politicians that will not vote to enact reasonable gun legislation have blood on their hands.

There are approximately 11 million AR-style weapons in this country. The gun lobby politicians, to distract voters, scream about 11 million undocumented people as extremely dangerous. Which is worse?

The Columbine school shooting happened 23 years ago. These mass murders keep happening over and over and nothing of substance is happening in Congress due to the gun lobby politicians. Insanity!

Casey McLaughlin


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