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An Assault Gun Ban, Mr. Congress Man?

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This kinda-sorta remix of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham is dedicated to Trayvon Martin, with whom I share a birthday, and the children who lost their lives in Newtown, CT.

Mr. Congressman,
Mr. Congressman,
Listen to me,
Mr. Congressman!

Will you pass
an assault gun ban?

No more assault guns
in stores or schools.
No more assault guns
without rules.

Mr. Congressman,
Mr. Congressman,
Will you pass
an assault gun ban?

Will you hear the
cops on the beat?
They say records
are incomplete.

Some states don't tell
the cops nor the D.O.J.
about bad guys
so guns can be kept away.

Mr. Congressman,
Mr. Congressman,
Will you pass
an assault gun ban?

Will you hear the
docs for our kids?
We see what these
assault guns did.

Doctors from the A.A.P.
(a child health group)
wrote that guns kill five times more
than hearts gone kaput.

Guns kill our kids
twice more than cancer.
Guns ends young lives,
but there's an answer.

Mr. Congressman,
Mr. Congressman,
Please support
this assault gun ban:

Weapons meant for
the military
can't be owned by each
Tom, Dick, and Harry.

More background checks
for one and all,
Less rounds in clips.
Please hear this call.

For many patients
with sad or troubled minds:
less stigma, more care
should be easy to find.

Mr. Congressman,
Mr. Congressman,
Please support
this assault gun ban!

Our cops and docs
are in agreement.
And One Million
Moms
are vehement.

Will you hear us?
Or the N.R.A.?
How many kids
must lose their lives this way?

Mr. Congressman!
Mr. Congressman!
You must pass
this assault gun ban!