The NRA and Guns: Why Wayne's World Is DAMN WRONG!

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[Black Star News Editorial]

The NRA leader Wayne LaPierre still doesn't seem to get it. 
the nation buried 20 children and six adults who were bullet-riddled
last week in Newtown, Connecticut, he still doesn't believe the U.S.
needs more gun regulation.  
The whole world was waiting to see
how this powerful gun lobbying organization, with up to four million
members and tens of millions of gun-owning supporters, would respond to
the Newtown tragedy. 
LaPierre and the NRA fail the test. He
said nothing new--business as usual. Let's make more guns available.
Give weapons to guards and place them in all the nation's schools. At the same time, Wayne's world would indoctrinate children into becoming accustomed early to policing and authoritarianism from elementary school onwards-- it's just insane.
it's financially impossible and not practical. Supporters of the NRA
are also the same folk who oppose additional government revenues through
increased taxation.  
Logically, it's also flawed as even LaPierre's own words suggest:
says there's a pervasive culture of violence in the United States
encouraged and promoted by violent films, music videos and video games. He
says there are too many "monsters" and "deranged" people out there:
"The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of
genuine monsters, people that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by
voices and driven by demons that no sane person can ever possibly
comprehend them." 
Yet, what's his proposal even with all those
alleged "deranged" folk he speaks of (in the process denigrating all those
afflicted with mental illness) and the culture of violence he derides? 
To make more guns available -- by arming all schools. 
in any case, not all mass killers were "monsters" or "deranged." In
some cases, they might have seemed normal up until the killings they
committed. The so-called "bad guys" aren't born "bad guys"; and the
so-called "good" guy today could be tomorrow's "bad" guys. 
in Wayne's world, where assault weapons are readily available, we then
end up with Newtown, or a Virginia Tech, or an Aurora, or Columbine, or
the Wisconsin Sikh Temple. 
And what's the purpose of allowing guns that have no limits on the capacity of bullets the magazines can hold? 
And how is it possible that gun-owners aren't subjected to annual mental/psychological testing? 
why is it possible for someone to purchase parts and pieces and then
assemble a super lethal weapon and have access to limitless ammunition? 
Wayne's world we would also presumably have the armed guards inside
movie theaters? A free for all as people dive under the seats? And the
same with large department and grocery stores? Shopping malls and work
places too? 
Holly Thomas, a member of the Washington, D.C.,
chapter of One Million Moms for Gun Control, told The Wall Street
Journal, after the NRA's news conference that the plan was "an appalling
idea" and that the gun group came "only to say nothing."

simply threw more fuel at the fire. The NRA have not yet fully
understood the repulsion people feel since the Newtown massacre.  
LaPierre needs a second press conference to propose some real solutions.

"Speaking Truth To Empower."

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