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WATCH: AOC Rips Lax Gun Laws, NRA ‘Blood Money’ During House Hearing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“For all the billions and trillions that this body authorizes in the name of national security, we can’t even keep our kids safe from their schools being turned into a war zone.”

Source: WATCH: AOC Rips Lax Gun Laws, NRA ‘Blood Money’ During House Hearing

Guns in the US: Why the NRA is so Successful at preventing Reform

At least 60 votes are still needed to usher any legislation through the Senate and avoid a “filibuster”, which allows lawmakers to stall or prevent a vote on bills. Even apart from the NRA’s clout, a major challenge is that the gun control movement is subject to what political scientists label an “issue attention cycle”. In short, focus on the issue is fleeting. A calamity like the one in Texas gets considerable press for a while but then fades into the backdrop and is replaced by other headlines. The sustained political will needed to pass gun reform simply doesn’t persist.

For all the horror mass shootings, most gun violence in America occurs through a “slow drip” of casualties. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 45,000 Americans died from gun-related causes in 2020, with about 43% being homicides.

Source: Guns in the US: Why the NRA is so Successful at preventing Reform

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The Capitol | HuffPost Australia

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The

Nine supporters of former President Donald Trump, all arrested on weapons charges in connection with the storming of the U.S. Capitol, had “enough ammunition to shoot every member of the House and Senate five times,” according to a startling new report on the role of firearms in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The Capitol | HuffPost Australia

“Stand back and stand by”: New report links Trump and NRA to rise of militias behind violent threats | Salon.com

“Stand back and stand by”: New report links Trump and NRA to rise of militias behind violent threats

“These groups have been waiting for the signal from Trump for some time,” Wagner added. “Many of them explicitly reference the president in waiting for orders.”

“Stand back and stand by”: New report links Trump and NRA to rise of militias behind violent threats | Salon.com

Donald Trump has once again missed the target when it comes to America’s gun problem – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

400 million guns

With more than one gun for each of the 330 million Americans, the issue is plain. The easy access to guns places America as the world’s outlier in gun violence; the easy resort to firearms means the killings will continue on any day, in any city.

El Paso is also in Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott in 2015 said he was “embarrassed” that Texas had fallen behind California in gun purchases.

Only last week, days after the California massacre, at his rally in Cincinnati, Ohio — the state where nine would die two nights later — Mr Trump said:

“We will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. And just remember, with the Democrats, there is no Second Amendment. You can forget about ‘keep and bear arms’.”

In raw numbers, 40,000 Americans die from guns each year.

via Donald Trump has once again missed the target when it comes to America’s gun problem – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Machine guns, mansions, and Muslim immigration: Recordings capture One Nation behind the scenes – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How to sell a massacre

via Machine guns, mansions, and Muslim immigration: Recordings capture One Nation behind the scenes – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

NRATV’s Grant Stinchfield: New Zealand is “the equivalent of a dictatorship” and “what tyranny looks like” after proposed assault weapons ban

In the USA the anarchy of free-speech has destroyed reasoned debate and replaced it with misinformation to maintain division in an apparent transparency only. Those with the bullhorn in hand are now trying to lessen the laws of surveillance only of the 1%. Enhancing the state of secrecy. Trump news WSJ and Breitbart have the bullhorn. Guess AUS is dictatorship too.(ODT)

via NRATV’s Grant Stinchfield: New Zealand is “the equivalent of a dictatorship” and “what tyranny looks like” after proposed assault weapons ban

NRA tells American doctors’ to ‘stay in their lane’

US doctors are breaking their silence on guns.

At first, Judy Melinek didn’t know how to respond when she learned about an NRA tweet last week telling doctors who dared enter the gun debate to stay “in their own lane.”

But two days later, when the forensic pathologist was on her way to the morgue to examine the body of one of the country’s many forgotten gunshot victims, the words came to her.
US doctors are breaking their silence on guns.

US doctors are breaking their silence on guns.

“Do you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly? This isn’t just my lane,” she tweeted on Friday. “It’s my [expletive] highway.”

Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who suffers from a paralysed vocal cord after taking a stray bullet in the neck almost 25 years ago, refused to stay silent as the country’s latest mass shooting hit the news.

“I have Two Words for you Hell No! #Hell No for #ThousandOaks #Hell No for all black men that die & no one hears about it. #Hell No for all those that we still may be able to save,” Sakran wrote.

Melinek and Sakran are among countless medical professionals who have taken to Twitter in the past few days to fire back at the NRA – creating a viral response that has ricocheted around the Internet under the hashtags #thisisourlane and #thisismylane.

via NRA tells American doctors’ to ‘stay in their lane’

Multiple fatalities after shooting at Texas high school

Days after the Parkland shooting, Trump said that elected officials should be ready to “fight” the powerful NRA lobby group. Early this month he embraced that group, telling its annual meeting in Dallas “your Second Amendment rights are under siege” and, as long as he was President, their guns would never be taken away.

via Multiple fatalities after shooting at Texas high school

NRA names Oliver North, known for Reagan-era scandal, as president

The National Rifle Association on Monday named as its next president retired US Marine Colonel Oliver North, a conservative commentator best known for his central role in the 1980s Iran-Contra affair.

via NRA names Oliver North, known for Reagan-era scandal, as president

Trump suggests ‘bonus’ for gun-trained teachers, praises the NRA

President Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump called for paying bonuses to teachers who carry guns in the classroom, embracing a controversial proposal to curb school shootings hours after offering a full-throated endorsement of the National Rifle Association.

Trump told state and local officials gathered at the White House on Thursday to discuss school safety that “you can’t hire enough security guards” and teachers could carry concealed weapons and “nobody would know who they are.” He said that teachers would go through “rigorous training” and could get “a little bit of a bonus.”

via Trump suggests ‘bonus’ for gun-trained teachers, praises the NRA

Thoughts and prayers: The sad truth about the response to the San Bernardino shooting – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

What is remarkable is mass shootings in the United States are no longer truly shocking. Sadly, they have become as commonplace as the platitudes rolled out by the politicians who aren’t acting on gun control.

Source: Thoughts and prayers: The sad truth about the response to the San Bernardino shooting – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)