Politics & Prejudices
Crazy tolerance for guns
And for the rhetoric that tells people to aim and reload
Published: January 12, 2011
However, even the most conservative justices emphasized that this does not mean you can't have reasonable regulation, as indicated by the quote from Antonin Scalia atop this essay.
Nobody should have sold or been permitted to sell Jared Loughner a gun. Not in any state. That he was able to do so is sick, wrong and calls for a national movement for reasonable legislation.
This will be difficult, hard and long, but is vitally necessary. People have to be willing to fight against the gun lobby's lies and the National Rifle Association's millions.
Otherwise, there will be deaths upon deaths, stirred up by right-wing zealots who know what they are doing — and will afterward denounce the next Jared Loughner, who may be buying his murder weapon right now.
This is our country, and we can take it back if we want to do so badly enough. If you have any doubts, think about what Christina Greene would want you to do.
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