Gretchen Whitmer, State Senator for Michigan, says what the vast majority of Americans believe, writing at Huffington Post. NRA members, listen up and take back your organization from the lunatics running your asylum.
Barely more than an hour after our nation took a moment of silence on Friday to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association ended their organization’s own silence by telling us that the mindless violence we saw is simply now a part of life. They said that it was Hollywood’s fault that incidents like these happen and that the only way we can hope to keep our children safe as a result is to keep them surrounded by more and more guns.
As a mom who holds the safety and happiness of my two girls above all else, I have only one response to NRA President Wayne LaPierre: How dare you?
How dare you tell me, and millions of other moms, that the only way we can keep our kids safe is to surround them with more instruments of violence?
How dare you tell our nation that Congress is to blame for this problem when your organization’s lobbying efforts have been responsible for blocking all meaningful gun control measures in recent years?
And how dare you tell our kids that the only way we know how to keep them safe is to hope someone shoots first before someone else shoots them?
We, as a people, are better than that.
We are a nation that has persevered through tragedies and triumphs alike by being brave, not by being afraid as Mr. LaPierre wants us to be. His solution to violence is to ensure more violence, his own perceived right kind of violence, but all Mr. LaPierre’s solution would accomplish is ensuring our children grow up believing there is no hope to stop the violence…
[continues at at Huffington Post]
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