A few days ago I wrote a blog about families, responsibilities, violence and children. It was before the NRA decided to release perhaps the most disgraceful, ill-informed and certainly childishly petulant advertising/dis-infomercial about President Obama’s children’s security detail that I have ever had the misfortune to see.
And the only Republican who has had the courage to stand up and denounce the NRA dis-infomercial is Governor Chris Christie.
There is also the totally false claim by the NRA supporters that the Second Amendment is about citizens of the USA arming themselves so that they can fight the Government. Now I have read the Second Amendment many times, but nowhere does it say that the reason for arms is to fight the Government of the USA. What they have done is to link the Second Amendment (which was written in 1791) to the Declaration of Independence (written in 1776) which says in the second paragraph:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence was written long before the Constitution and the Amendments therein. There was and is no link between the Second Amendment and the Declaration of Independence, except in the minds of NRA crazies. Why would any Government draft a Bill that allowed them to be removed by force. That’s what happened during the Civil War, and look how many people died for that useless endeavour.
Any sane person would agree that in the twenty first century the sentence ‘That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,’ refers to voting. Every four years the people of this country can change the Government if they think the current Government doesn’t work for them. It doesn’t mean storm Congress with guns blazing.
The dis-infomercial put out by the NRA and slammed by Gov. Chris Christie, shows just how morally bankrupt, educational ignorant, socially dysfunctional and immature the NRA and its supporters truly are when they put owning military style assault rifles and semi-automatic high powered handguns ahead of our children and the majority of our society. How proud they must be.
And to cap it all, a .22 handgun, an ammunition clip and a flare gun were found in the backpack of a 7 year old at a New York City public school. Now what parent does not check the backpack of any school kid?
We need more Republicans to have the courage of Governor Chris Christie to stand up against the NRA and its dangerous stupidity. More guns on our streets means more guns in the hands of those who would do us all harm. There is overwhelming support for guns laws to be revised and for an assault weapons ban.
To all NRA supporters, in this democracy, We The Majority People Decide what happens, not You the Minority.