[Mb-civic] EDITORIAL Blood on the NRA's Hands LATimes
maxfury at granderiver.net
Mon Sep 13 20:18:06 PDT 2004
Re: EDITORIAL Blood on the NRA's Hands LATimes
"So today the expired ban is a trophy Bush can lay at the NRA's feet as the
group readies its presidential endorsement."
Finally, sanity. Or at least part of it...........
The "assault rifle bill" was "allowed to lapse" because we are almost just
1 month away from Presidential Election time here, and Bush needs EVERY
vote he can squeeze from ANY direction.
They're right, though, assault rifles usually aren't that cool when you're
hunting turkeys, grouse, or deer, but, as they also note, that particular
shooting they are referring to was done by "a gang", and by a gun that
wasn't, unfortunately, even covered under that particular law.
And, =again=, a "gang", or anyone for that matter, if they really wish to,
can turn around any corner in "gang land" and for the right price on the
black market load up a whole bus full of weapons much more devastating than
"an assault rifle".
I'll be quiet about this, as any murder or death is sad, tragic, and
But considering, again, that MOST shootings etc in AMERICA are done with
HAND GUNS, the hoopla about "assault rifles" one and a half months before
this Presidential Elections is a DISTRACTION, intended to bring Bush votes
from ANY direction including "gun lovers", but a DISTRACTION nevertheless.
Also considering that AMERICA managed, by sanctions, to murder about
500,000 Iraqi men, women, and children over the last 12? years, makes "the
number of gun deaths in the USA" (god bless the victims and their families
regardless) seem by comparison a slap on the wrist when it comes to
Again, death by someone killing you is not right etc, but if you sit around
and add up the MILLIONS of people that are MURDERED **EVERY G*DDAMN YEAR**
across This Planet because of our own SANCTIONS etc, or where they cannot
get just plain old good drinking water, food, or the lowest of simple
medicines, it makes "American Thoughts" seem more and more Total
Isolationist by the millisecond.
A vast global atrocity that nobody seems to notice, or are unable to
change, or just don't give a flying fuck about.
So far, in just the last couple of years, we ourselves have managed to
murder MORE Iraqi civilian men, women, and children, than just about ALL
the gun deaths in America in the last half century.
I'll have to look that actual Statistic up, but I'm rather sure it's very
close to being something exactly like that.
Hey, but yeah, I forgot myself for a second, you're right, fuck em, they're
And we are.
That makes a BIG difference.
- Where has the sparrow gone now that I need its song.
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