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One of the things I’ve always had a problem with about America, is their obsession with gun ownership.
Actually that’s wrong.
One of the things I’ve always had a problem with about America is their tolerance of the NRA … the National Rifle Association.
For all the talk they give about wanting to maintain the rights of the ‘sport’, the hype they – and their members – spout seems to convey a very different motivation behind their actions.
Have a look at the stuff they say on their website …
Now have a look at the ad one of their members put out …
Yeah … they really sound like an association committed to the use of guns for the purpose of sport don’t they.
Seriously, using nationalism and aggressive language like ‘army’ doesn’t do them any favours and neither does their whole ‘right to bear arms’ argument, because as Ice-T once said, back when the 2nd amendment was written, America thought it was OK to keep slaves so maybe it’s time they accept the World has moved on for the better.
For any NRA advocate who needs another tragic reminder why they need to stop fighting for liberal gun ownership laws, they need to look at this video of the Father of Ricardo Martinez, a young man who died in last weeks mass shooting victims.
I know responsibility cannot be aimed at one person or group … I know the NRA don’t pull the actual trigger when someone dies … I know there are millions of responsible gun owners out there … I know shooting can be a sport … I know the gun industry keeps hundreds of thousands employed … but the NRA are not helping matters with their consistent and aggressive lobbying and hyped up stance on gun ownership being an ‘American’s right’.
Grow the fuck up and accept your part in the problem and work with it, not against it.
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