1. Why Does The NRA Lie About Its Role In Preventing Legislation For Background Checks?
2. An Outline Of Modern Right Wing Terrorism (Denied By Fox News & The GOP) By David Neiwert (Correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Center)
3. The Constitutional Argument To Ban AR-15 Type Weapons AND Clearly GOP & NRA Policy Positions & Actions Proves That Their INTENT Is Evil
America is a country with alot of guns. Some say simply having guns means more people have to die (I have explained this faulty - unscientific - logic in more detail HERE). Here is an example of of a country where everyone is armed as everyone has compulsory service in the army (something which no longer exists here and may be bad for us not to have)... And there are almost no shootings whatsoever because of rules and regulations (something the NRA vehemently opposes).
Switzerland: So Many Guns, No Mass Shootings | The Daily Show
Michael Kosta heads to Switzerland to find out how the country can have so many guns without having a mass shooting crisis like the United States.
Switzerland is an example of a high gun density country (not as high as America, but high enough to give us an ability to see what CAN work in a country with high privately owned guns);
He adds,"Every man who goes to the army, they get training, and a rifle in case of invasion". (Last time Switzerland was invaded was in 1798 and has managed to stay neutral ever since with an armed population as their backup strategy).
The Swiss have common sense gun laws such as paperwork needing to be filled if you buy a gun even if you get the gun from a family member (in the same way you would get your name on car insurance if learning or your name on the paperwork of your own car if your parents are gifting you a car) so people can show they are law abiding (and thus constitutional) citizens before the can get a gun. In America even a 13 year old can buy a gun without a background check!
The Swiss have a well-regulated militia and that's what makes it a safe high density gun nation, i.e. Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed...
Switzerland’s Responsible Gun Nuts Pt. 2 | The Daily Show
Michael Kosta heads to the world’s largest annual shooting festival to find out how Switzerland can love guns so much yet have such a low rate of gun-related crimes.
Summary: Simply having alot of rules - oversight - helps keep the murder/death rate down (a basic feature of Constitutional Capitalism, AKA Democratic Socialism);
Simply having guns, as some "scientists" believe, is considered to be the main indicator of gun related deaths in a country ...
EXCLUSIVE - JORDAN KLEPPER - DO GUNS EQUAL SAFETY? 16/19/2017 Gun sherpa Pat McNamara discusses the responsibility that goes along with owning a firearm.
Notes: The basic idea in the media is that more guns equals less safety - using no science whatsoever as correlation doesn't indicate cause and effect... especially if you can just find ONE example to contradict that idea, such as Switzerland above (as I've argued before) -
Getting trained, and having sensible laws to make keeping a gun safely a normal Citizen habit, is a basic necessity;
The right argues that they need their weapons to fight off a government takeover and liken the guns to the muskets of old. But that age is gone. The muskets of old are actually the Apache helicopter and the fighter jet so there is no scenario in which the people can take on the military in a physical fight. (as I've argued before). As Colbert explains;
THE WORD - UNITED WE STANDOFF 1/17/2013 If the Second Amendment is truly meant to defend against government force, then citizens will never be safe until they can have their own aircraft carriers.
Simple reality of the matter is that the word "regulated" is LITERALLY used in the second amendment making all sorts of rules and regulations concerning guns to be a Constitutional/normal activity, i.e In images...
Related post: Why The Analogy For Assault Rifles Needs To Change As The Musket Of The Founding Fathers Is Really The Jet Fighter & Apache Helicopter of Today!
All of this has somehow has gotten lost (War on the people by the NRA for money... going back to gun manufacturers?).
How the NRA hijacks gun control debates
Why is the NRA -- a group that represents the interests of gun manufacturers -- taken seriously in debates about reducing gun violence?
Notes: The NRA actively opposes background checks - and other common sense gun laws - and instead says there are laws on the books not enforced;
Dana Loesh is one of their open spokesperson opposed to any sort of background check helping terrorists of all kinds (though it sthe right wing terrorist that's the most common... and they help these right wing terrorists with their NRATV channel!)
In other words, rules and regulations that allow the Swiss to keep a fully armed country with no murder rates to speak of are not important! He just wants an old wild west style shoot out...
NRA gets millions of dollars to push their reckless - destabilizing - agenda that is anti science and anti fact;
BBC - Money spent by NRA in lobbying (i.e. bribing) politicians;
The AR15 is the most popularized of the semi-automatic rifles and thus shows up in shootings alot. If its banned other semi-automatics will show up in shootings. banning all semi-automatic rifles and severely limiting magazine capacity of semi-automatic handguns seem to be the reasonable solution. Revolvers should be the ones common handgun and not a glock (it fulfills the requirement of a Citizen being able to defend themselves and hunt while fulfilling the Constitutional requirement of taking care of the General Welfare of the people).
Maker of assault weapon used in Florida school shooting has donated over $1,000,000 to the NRA Smith & Wesson also sponsors NRATV’s NRA Women
Here’s who manufactures AR-15s and how much money they bring in (right click link and choose open in a new window/tab to view video)
Stephanie Ruhle breaks down the business of guns: Naming the companies who manufacture the AR-15 and how much money is made off the assault weapons each year.
The NRA goes to extremes to fool their base, making them impossible to believe (for the educated) thus the educated (who all seem to fall into the category "liberal"!) are demonized as per GOP/Fox strategy going back decades (that's why GOP supports dumping down the population, i.e. to make thier crazy dumb rhetoric work);
8 ridiculous NRA defenses of the AR-15
As a result of NRA bullshit, the GOP seeks to regulate porn rather than guns (as part of thier campaign to implement Christian Shariah law?)...
Gun Control vs. Porn Control: Florida Takes On the Wrong Kind of Mass Shooting: The Daily Show
As survivors of the Parkland school shooting head to the Florida statehouse to rally for gun control, lawmakers instead prioritize legislation on porn instead
GOP can't even talk about guns as a real thing, despite all the evidence (like they do with economics or with climate science, Iraq War lies, etc.)...
Watch: Father who lost child in mass shooting calls out Sen. Marco Rubio for his weak comments on guns during CNN Townhall Fred Guttenberg: "Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids"
Media, as usual, helps;
Media Matters: Gun dysfunction is a Republican problem, not a “Washington” problem NBC News helps obfuscate the GOP’s culpability in mass shootings
That gets us back to the original, uncontroversial point: Republicans are the problem when it comes to legislation addressing mass shootings. There is no reason to avoid stating it plainly.
Right winger shoots up Las Vegas example;
LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT HOTEL SECURITY (BUT NOT GUNS) 10/2/2017 After the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, cable news pundits ask more about the shooter's ability to get weapons into a Las Vegas hotel room than about gun control.
GOOD GUY WITH A GUN - UNCENSORED 16/19/2017 Using statistics, Jordan Klepper shoots down a popular myth about gun violence.
The simple solution is that everyone needs to be enrolled in the army... or we need to take some serious steps to limiting access to guns (its basic science... but the right denies science... most likely just for money, as usual, betraying the people for $$$);
Moment Of Zen: Fox News pushing lack of gun control for a right wing shooter (lack of regulation on bum stocks is considered to be one of the many reasons the right wing Las Vegas shooter was able to shoot so many rounds) ...
FOX NEWS HAS A HARD TIME PROCESSING THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING 10/3/2017 While most Fox News anchors struggle to push a narrative after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Sean Hannity takes a preemptive stance against gun control.
Debunking a few of the NRA's talking points;
The one constitutional thing to do - as the Swiss do - the NRA's TV outlet opposes, like Fox News...
As news broke about Florida school shooting, the NRA once again told everyone it's not time to talk about guns
Some of the dumbest argument come of the the right wing everyday... the NRATV sure as hell brings in its share of madness;
Media Matters: NRATV host lectures Mark Hamill on his support for gun safety laws: “What if the Galactic Republic outlawed lightsabers and ray guns?”
So freedom means dead kids when rules and regulations work in other well armed countries? Why? (Answer: Just normal GOP/Fox/Right-wing terrorism inspired by their decades long rhetoric)
Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom? These are troubling days in the United States.
When the news broke on Valentine’s Day that 17 people—mostly young students—had lost their lives in Parkland, Florida, one could be forgiven for being numb. Of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in US history, six have come after 2012. Of those six, three have occurred in the last 5 months, including the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed 58 lives, the deadliest in US history.
While these events attract the headlines and outrage, the vast majority of gun deaths in the United States are not as a result of mass shootings. Over the past five years, there have been, on average, 12,500 firearm-related homicides per year. This number does not include accidental deaths or suicides.
Let’s put that number into perspective. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 took 3,000 lives. At an average of 12,500 deaths a year, 200,000 people in the United States have been murdered with the use of a firearm since those attacks 16 years ago. That’s equal to 67 September 11 attacks. That’s equal to filling New York’s Madison Square Garden to capacity, killing everyone inside, and then repeating that process 9 more times. That’s equal to killing every single person in Salt Lake City.
The most common question asked on this side of the Atlantic is: “Why can’t they see what these weapons are doing to their country?”Read full piece.
Fox News pushes right wing propaganda, that's their job (Note: The headline should be "Right-wing media figures are blaming everything but UNREGULATED guns for Parkland shooting")...
Media Matters:Right-wing media figures are blaming everything but guns for the Parkland shooting
Right wing always kiss their leaders asses (lack freedom of thought and thier leaders put greed above all else);
Media Matters: After Florida school massacre, right-wing media call for more guns in schools (the school had armed security)
In the wake of a Florida school shooting that left at least 17 dead, right-wing media figures immediately blamed “gun-free zones” and argued that future shootings would be prevented if there were armed guards at schools, ignoring that the school did have “an armed police officer” on campus “in addition to security.”
Demonizing Democrats, another GOP tradition... and always a bald faced lie as is expected from the new Republican party since Nixon (read more about right wing terrorism the GOP like to deny HERE);
GOP lawmaker: "So many" mass shooters "end up being Democrats" https://t.co/vjAwtqiSud pic.twitter.com/h1LYLahRgp— The Hill (@thehill) February 22, 2018
A couple of examples of the NRA lying (again) showing its treasonous intent;
NRATV misrepresents what happened during Poway synagogue shooting to push pro-gun propaganda
The National Rifle Association’s media arm, NRATV, broadcast a false retelling of the April 27 California synagogue shooting in order to credit an armed worshipper with “almost instantly” stopping the incident. In fact, the gunman was confronted and chased out of the synagogue by an unarmed worshipper.
NRA and conservative media run with inaccurate report to try to make pro-gun point about the New Zealand mosque shootings
Media Matters:NRA’s news outlet says it's “fake news” to say there are over 30,000 U.S. gun deaths each year because the figure includes gun suicides NRATV’s Grant Stinchfield: “It is a number thrown around like confetti”
NRA fundraisers with incredible hypocrisy that clearly showcases their evil intent;
Media Matters: NRA fundraises off of its ridiculous claim that “the mainstream media love mass shootings”
Here is an example of the NRA blaming others for their unregulated militia bullshit (many of the shooters wouldn't even have access to guns if it weren't for the NRA's treasonous lies, one that is taken care of, I would agree with the "no gun free zone" argument, as I've explained before, for example; the Swiss carry guns everywhere but they have tons of rules as shown above)
NRATV host: Sen. Dianne Feinstein empowers mass shooters
It makes sense not to have gun free zones when guns are everywhere but this whole situation was created by the GOP/NRA, i.e. a non-well regulated militia, so the argument as no merit coming from their mouths. A well trained and regulated citizen should be able to carry a gun though.
NRATV's Grant Stinchfield on the Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Californians are "sheep" because guns are prohibited in bars Stinchfield: "I’m not going to carry a firearm if I think I am going to be inebriated but that’s not to say I can’t go sit in a bar, have a beer and watch a football game, and be OK to have my firearm"
Trump follows Fox, so its no surprise he follows the NRA as well (he probably thinks he can defy the Title Of Nobility clause of the Constitution etc. and the right wing will back him up as long as he backs them up... which certainly seems to be working out for him);
Media Matters: President Donald Trump runs with conservative media’s horrible idea of arming teachers Even the NRA used to have a “zero tolerance” position against arming teachers
Read full piece.
This concludes the general introduction to right wing and NRA treason around guns and gun regulations defying the second amendments commandment to have a well REGULATED militia.