April 14, 2013 By Jack Jodell.
The National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America have once more flexed their political muscles, and their paranoid efforts have again worked against the safety, welfare, and best interests of the American people. They have successfully eliminated the restoration of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban and have managed to push the elimination of high volume magazine clips completely off of the legislative agenda. This is a giant and wholly unjustified slap in the face of the survivor families of the Sandy Hook massacre, as well as to the survivors and victims of the many other gun violence episodes we have unfortunately endured. To say that the NRA and GOA must be politically opposed is a gross understatement of fact. Instead, they must be politically annihilated, and in today’s post I will outline a few steps that voters must take to ensure that this happens. This will be neither a short nor an easy battle, for each is firmly entrenched on Washington. But it MUST be undertaken and won in order to protect our citizens from future massacres by deranged, paranoid individuals whom these groups are so badly trying to protect! Here are spme important steps I would recommend be taken:
1). JOIN THE NRA AND THE GOA. You read me right, folks: “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” – and THEN beat them both badly from the inside by overthrowing their crazed leaderhip! Paranoid, bought-out crazies like Wayne LaPierre and H.L. (Bill) Richardson do NOT belong in influential, responsible high ranking leadership positions. The sooner we oust toadies like them, the better!
2). Do NOT vote for any more Tea Party-infested reactionary Republicans, or for any pro-gun, anti-people Democratic candidates at any level of government! The very moment an aspiring candidate says something about “second amendment rights”, scratch him or her off and work to defeat them. We all know there is no “far left conspiracy” to eradicate the public’s right to bear arms, or that electing anti-assault weapons candidates does NOT mean voting to create a network of disenfranchised political prisoners. So if you hear ANY candidate saying such insane things, make sure he or she is NOT ELECTED!
3). Write and/or call your existing representatives and Senators, at both the state and federal level, plus your own Governor, especially if any of them are pro-gun or anti-gun reform, and let them clearly know that you will work to defeat them in the next election if they fail to support bans on automatic weapons, bans on large volume magazine clips, or expanded background checks on gun applicants. Let them know further that you do NOT approve of NRA-sponsored attempts to weaken or prevent the adoption of such vital legislation!
4). Write and/or call the offices of Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, or ANY politician whom you believe has been responsible for opposing or stalling any and all gun-reform bills. Read them the riot act for their having obstructed and stalled important legislation in the past, and let them know you will NOT put up with their doing so in the future! Tell them to start actually EARNING their bloated congressional paychecks, and to stop grandstanding and playing politics while wasting millions of taxpayer dollars in the process!
5). FLOOD both the NRA’s and the Gun Owners of America’s corporate offices with both letters and phone calls DEMANDING that they both come to their senses and start supporting meaningful legislation banning assault weapons and high volume magazine clips. Let them know that you do not see legislation of this nature as threatening the private ownership of guns by responsible gun owners in the least, and that further efforts on their part to block gun safety laws will cause you to donate heavily to candidates strongly supporting gun control legislation! You can and SHOULD reach them by writing and/or calling these addresses:
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
Attn.: Mr. Wayne LaPierre
11250 Waples Mill Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030
NRA Member Programs 800-672-3888
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA
Attn.: Mr. H.L. (Bill) Richardson
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
701-321-8585 / FAX 701-321-8408
We have allowed these special interest lobbyists to dominate and blackmail our elected officials for far too long now. The only things we have seen coming from this domination have been the unneeded proliferation of handguns and automatic weapons, and a huge rise in senseless massacres and individual murders.
This is not sensible gun ownership by responsible gun owners. It is utter LUNACY which needs to be brought under control, and NOW!
I strongly urge ALL of us to start taking positive action on this pressing problem of gun violence immediately, and these are several important ways to do just that! By acting now, you may very well be helping to save the life of your own child, family member, or acquaintance in the future. Thank you, readers!