Monday, 13 June 2016

Gun Laws
It is generally agreed that gun laws are shaped by the NRA and the gun manufacturers'lobbyists. I wonder why the other side does not set up similar lobbies, using similar tactics:
1) Publish each legislator’s record
2) Make large campaign contributions to those who favour reasonable regulation and against those who oppose them
Some argue it is because the NRA and gun manufacturers have more financial resources. That just says gun manufacturers and gun owners are willing to put their time and money where their mouth is. Those supporting sensible regulation seem less willing to do the same; they seem to think it will happen just because they want it to or because they write a few letters to their representatives. That, sadly, is not how the US legislature works.
It seems that profit, post-purchase rationalization and macho culture are better motivators than the lives of Americans and their children.

Trump: Americans Who Don’t Report Suspicious Neighbors Should Be ‘Brought Justice
The Trumpler youth way: inform on your neighbours and your parents or go to jail. We could set up a branch in every police station. We would call it the Section To Assemble Information Suspecting Islam (STASI).
       Let's also bring to justice anyone who does't inform on businesses that rip off their investors.
Donnie, I don't think I want you in my country.
I just don't have much time for a lying, xenophobic, blowhard bankrupt.

How many minutes of silence have been observed by Parliament for the victims of Daesh and Assad in Syria, or for the victims of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What? Those victims weren't affluent westerners? Oh. Sorry. Never mind.

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