My Thoughts on the Parkland, FL Shooting

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Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre Courtesy Reuters
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My Thoughts on the Parkland, FL Shooting
Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

The Parkland, Florida shooting was the latest in a series of horrendous massacres in the USA over the last few years. Unfortunately, our elected officials from the Republican President through the Republican US House of Representatives, The Republican US Senate, and both bodies of the North Carolina Republican General Assembly (including the Republican State House, and the Republican Senate), will work as hard as they can to do nothing about it.

There are some things that we all can do to try to influence our elected officials. Begining today, there is one that I will be doing.

There’s a pattern that emerges in the wake of mass shootings in America. Immediately afterward, there is a flurry of criticism of America’s gun policies as opponents of new gun restrictions insist that victims be given time to mourn. Sometimes, new policies are actually presented. But eventually those measures fail and the clamor quiets and the NRA starts tweeting again about how guns make great Valentine’s Day presents. From: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/20/how-the-response-to-the-shooting-in-parkland-compares-to-other-recent-massacres/?utm_term=.66d5389783fc

Since the National Rifle Association, NRA, never offers anything to try to stem the tide of these mass

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Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre Courtesy Reuters

shootings, other than say “no” to every proposal. I’ll start with them. The people who run the NRA are lackeys to the gun manufacturers. Most of their funding comes from them, and they use that funding to lobby and buy off lawmakers.

So here’s what I will be doing until things change radically away from the NRA calling all the shots. I will not knowingly vote for any candidate from any party who accepts campaign contributions from the NRA. many of the incumbent lawmakers have or belong to a PAC or Super PAC. Those organizations also take considerable NRA money. If their PAC accepts those contributions, or if any PAC or Super PAC that they are affiliated with accepts those contributions, I will not vote for them. This is my 1st Amendment right.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Furthermore, I will actively campaign against those candidates if there is an alternate candidate who fulfills my requirements about the NRA.

You might find these links interesting.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/18/politics/donald-trump-florida-shooting-twitter/index.html
http://thecallblog.com/wp/understand-voted-republican-president/

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