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