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The NRA insists guns don't kill people, people kill people. They're wrong. Know what also kills people? Congress sitting on its collective hands doing nothing to curb gun violence. And fatten their own wallets courtesy of the NRA.
Just days after returning to the U.S. a story broke an hour south of where I was living in Florida, involving a naked man eating the face off another in a shocking attack of cannibalism like The Walking Dead come to life. Toto, I don't think I'm in Europe anymore.
With all the senseless chaos Americans have endured this past year, reasonable debate has been drowned out by the white noise of loudmouth pundits, corporate-owned politicians and repeated gun shots.
The majority that wants gun control should start using Justice Scalia's own ruling to demonstrate that being conservative does not mean rejecting any and all gun control.
Those who ignore President Obama's call to ratchet back the tremendous firepower currently sold legally in America's gun stores only ensure that San Bernardino will be just a brief stop until the next community is rocked by tragedy.
Accountability is something we accept in our society. Though America would likely be better off without assault rifles, the facts show that we could save far more lives simply by requiring all Americans to be as responsible with their guns as they are with their cars.
People push for gun reform because they long for a society which diffuses strife through conflict resolution, compassion and diplomatic communication, not deterrence through mutually assured destruction.
When a horrible tragedy unfolds in America, like the shootings in San Bernardino this week, Americans come together in a uniquely American way. We make vicious personal attacks on each other on Facebook and Twitter.
Despite the fact that Republicans demand Obama take a stronger stance against terrorism, Republican politicians won't even pass a law to prevent guns from being sold to those on the nation's No-Fly List! The NRA is now the best friend an American terrorist could ever ask for.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, has famously said "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy...
Is the "fun" of a gun enthusiast owning and shooting weapons that can be easily converted to automatic status a national security risk in this age of terrorism where anyone in a population can be radicalized? Are our lax gun laws, designed for maximum profit of the weapons manufacturers, now a liability?
If Americans want to reach a middle ground where gun violence is less frequent and our Constitutional rights left intact, here are the most common gun perceptions that need to be shot down.
This is indeed a mental health problem, but not the psychosis, depression or irrational hatred found in the few individuals who commit these atrocities. It is American Exceptionalism. Grandiosity and paranoia are mental disorders, not political movements.
You think you've had your fill of gun violence? This guy thinks otherwise.