The NRA and it's most vocal and adoring members are just plain not interested in preventing gun injuries and deaths. I have found that out while writing this blog. Whenever I write about real people and suggest that we can do something to prevent real people from being shot to death or injured, I have been attacked for lying, trying to ban guns, for being naive, for providing "anecdotes", for not knowing what I am writing about, for being a shill, etc. No wonder President Obama backs away. It is not easy to fight against this kind of false reasoning and name calling. Bullying and harassing I call it. So while the NRA holds on to it's power, thousands of people are losing their lives in Mexico.
Secretary of State Clinton's remarks, from Paul Helmke's article above, came home to me on Sunday when I attended a forum at my church. Here is a summary of what she said:"
|This exhibit piece was produced by a child named Alexander. The red on either side depicts blood. It speaks for itself.|