Time to seriously deal with America’s gun problem.

On the heels of the deadliest shooting in American history. This is what FOX News and conservatives are concerned about / protecting the NRA from Hilary Clinton’s criticism.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/02/las-vegas-shooting-clinton-blasts-nra-fellow-dems-renew-call-for-gun-control-after-attack.html

Now before you respond by saying she started it by making it political we as a country have to be angry that we continue to see innocent lives taken from us way to early at the hands of guns. America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world, more than 1500 mass shootings than Sandy Hook alone and America far and always leads developed countries in gun related death in comparison to just two other countries America has six times as many firearm homicides as Canada, and nearly 16 times as many as Germany. Meanwhile The National Rifle Association took a historic gamble in 2016, and it paid off in a huge way. The gun rights group placed multimillion-dollar bets on Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates locked in highly competitive races. It poured $50.2 million, or 96 percent of its total outside spending, into these races, and lost only one.

The time is over for politicians offering their condolences and prayers to the families of the victim. The time is over for using the excuse that now is now the time to bring up the gun issue now is a simply a time for healing. Now is not the time for offering up lame one liners like guns don’t kill people people kill people. Now is the time to face the truth that the US is an outlier on gun violence because it has way more guns than other developed nations. The NRA gives millions of dollars to Senators and Congressperson to ensure that doesn’t change. Yes now is a time of healing but the only way we will truly heal is to combat this problem and if that means calling out groups like the NRA so be it.

 

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