Monday, January 28, 2013

Collateral Damage

For the NRA, the slaughter of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, along with the 6 adults who tried to protect them, was collateral damage, just as is the 1318 reported gun deaths so far since Newtown. Imagine that; one thousand, three hundred and eighteen people shot to death in the 45 days since Newtown. Make no mistake, we are in a war, and what is collateral damage for the cabal of fanatics who have taken over the NRA, is for the rest of us, our dead and wounded.

There is no negotiating with the NRA; you can’t negotiate with ideologues. The NRA’s anecdotes, homilies, horror stories, and statistics are a smoke screen thrown up to disguise their true intent, which is to arm to the teeth in order to resist the tyrannical government that exists solely in their fevered brains.

The NRA has amassed a war chest to fund the army of lobbyists and lawyers that cajole and cow congressional representatives. They vote in a block to defeat candidates with the temerity to suggest compromise. And to defeat them, we must do the same.

Contribute your money and your voice and your vote to control guns and the collateral damage that claims our loved ones. Do it now!

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