As I am traveling, I am learning about the shooting of a school security officer at a Boston area college. It just gets worse with every CNN International report. It seems that just a few crazed individuals can bring one city to a halt. Remember the DC snipers? Or Mumbai?So much for the good guys with guns stopping the bad guys with guns. Better to prevent the " bad guys" from getting them. As this tense situation unfolds, our US Senate has once again failed the citizens of America by not passing a reasonable and pretty weak background check bill. In case they think this is the end, they are wrong. The American and international public has been treated to the ludicrous power of the gun lobby. If this were a normal majority vote, the measure would have passed. But, of course, the Senate has the filibuster, making it impossible for Senators to represent the 90% of Americans who supported the bill that failed to past. Shameful is hardly the word.
But some have had enough. It is significant that the latent ion is now focused in the gun lobby. Adolphus Busch of the famous St. Louis based beer company, has resigned from the NRA. Here's why:
"WASHINGTON -- Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association on Thursday, writing in a letter to NRA President David Keene, "I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable."