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May 2, 2013

Why did a five year old brother shoot and kill his 2 year old sister? Because he could. Because his parents bought him a gun. Because the NRA sold his family the bill of goods that more guns equals more safety, not suffering and death, through their advertising. Their marketing geniuses came up with pink guns for girls and brightly colored guns for boys, just like candy. 

The NRA, gun dealers and gun manufacturers believe that selling guns to five year old kids is a good idea, because it is very profitable. What happened to common sense? 

Five year old's have no business owning or shooting a gun, just like five year olds have no business driving a car, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, having sex or gambling. Every parent or mother with any common sense knows these things intuitively. A parent does not give a nuclear bomb to a kid, just because they can. Good parents do not sell their kids into prostitution at age five, just because they can. 

Gun merchants are in the same category of people who get rich off of war, gambling, prostitution, drugs or alcohol. It is possible to get rich by being involved or selling any or all of these things, but it is blood money, because there is a lot of suffering and death that goes along with these industries. 

What kind of person can live with this kind of burden? Would this qualify as the kind of person that Jesus was talking about; "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."  

There are always going to be people who sell things for money, even though they know people will suffer and die as a result of their product. They do not care about families, community or what works for seven future generations. They care only about the money, and how much of it they can separate from you. 

The NRA spirit could be considered to be rigid and prickly, their hearts as hard, their mind black and white, and their souls was sold off to the highest bidder. Anyone who is not with them is their enemy. And enemies are what guns are made for; to take them out. No sense in debating... just eliminate them all. That is what happens to those who gain any traction in the peace movement. They are 'taken out'. Jesus Christ, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Rep. Gifford, and many more. 

Have you ever wondered why the gun lobby is so powerful? Could it have anything to do with their followers being so extremist, that they are willing to actually 'take out' the opposition, rather than talking and working through to a reasonable and common sense solution? 

How much money is it going to take to compromise your ethics, your values, your morals and your conscience, so that you will agree to be a merchant of death, so that you will sell guns to five year old kids? Our society has descended to the point where we are like perverse animals, eating our own young. 

Sandy Hook Massacre: A Crisis in 'White Masculinity,' Social Deviancy and Crime:
"We are eating our young because so many believe that America is a gunfighter nation. For them, the “right” to bear arms trumps any reasonable legislation about restricting access to certain types of firearms. This most recent mass shooting, which will likely be the worst incident of gun violence in recent American history, is not going to cause a rethinking of the country’s love affair with such weapons. Nor will the mass murder of 20 children and 6 adults by Adam Lanza weaken the NRA’s hold on our legislators. The NRA and their clan will retreat back to a default position and rhetorical redoubt where “guns don’t kill people, only people do.”

These same ideologues, who in the 21st century remain some type of throwback premodern tribesman at the early dawn of human history, are utterly devoted to a fetish object of metal and plastic which they worship as a god. For them, the mass shooting of children in Newton, Connecticut will be a funeral pyre whose light they will read as spirits dancing in the shadows, beckoning to them that more guns equals less crime, and that school teachers–and perhaps even children–should be allowed to carry firearms in school. Magical thinking brings public policy solutions that are not grounded in common sense or empirical reality." 

When the largest corporations own 93% of US politicians, we end up with this kind of result. Crazy, greed based faux based reality interrupts and distorts real life. Corporate speak substitutes for real communication inside communities. 

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Were Paid Off by NRA
When 90% of Americans want increased gun control policies and their elected officials reject even minimal positive reform, it begs the question, who exactly are our Congress members representing? Well, as usual, the money tells a significant part of the story: 42 out of the 45 Senators who voted no on the recent bill have received significant donations from the gun lobby.

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Capitalism is alive and well in the good ol USA, but at the same time, the cost in blood is high and growing rapidly. Selling guns  at a clip of 1 million per year, does not come without a price. The price is reflected in the 30,000 casualties per year due to gun violence in the USA. Even a dictator would have a hard time slaughtering that many people a year, trying to suppress freedom fighters from taking back their country. 

Who are we really protecting here? Who are we supposed to fear? Should we fear some mythical monstrous dictator boogy man dictator as the NRA keeps telling us? Or should we really fear the gun industry that sells REAL death and suffering on a massive scale (30,000 killed each year with their product)? 

And that is not counting the number killed or injured from their products that are exported, causing death and violence around the world. 

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Rebecca Sternotti (3)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:51 am
This is so sad, but true. Your article opened my eyes a little bit more especially because i have a four year old. Here in Florida you can go to any yard sale and buy a gun. Crazy Huh?


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