Gun Control: the battle against the clock following Newtown
Here a link to an article that appeared in Slate. In brief, it says that most people forget about tragedies after a month, but since most of the victims of the Newtown were young children, forgetting will take longer this time. It also discusses some tell tale signs as to whether Obama is going to make an honest push for new gun control laws (hint: watch the State of the Union Address).
I'm tired of these type posts, but we have to keep writing our legislators. Who wins will likely come down to which side makes the most noise the for the longest period of time.
Of particular interest is the following snippet:
One of the key messages, says a White House official, is to “drain the drama and fear” out of what the president is proposing. The message the president wants to send is that he’s not trying to trample on hunters and sportsmen. That’s a necessary precursor to any legislation because advocates for reform argue that the only way they will be able to build popular and political support is if they can split the NRA from its leadership. If the membership can be convinced that the president is not an ideologue trying to grab their guns, they will be less likely to believe the NRA leadership who paint him that way.
EDIT: Here a link to the NRA-ILA "Write Your Reps" website. Writing all your reps at takes less time than writing a forum post. It's the best way you could possibly spend the next five minutes. Be polite and be clear that you strongly oppose any new gun control laws.
Re: Gun Control: the battle against the clock following Newtown
Hunters and sportsman, nothing about self defense....
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