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Gunslingers

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How many more dead children does it take, Truthseekers, to stop the endless flow of senseless violence that is claiming the lives of our innocent sons and daughters in the name of "gun rights?"


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Newtown wasn't enough. It's never enough. Worse, it seemed to serve as a rallying cry for the NRA and its collection of deranged cowards who -- after the slaughter -- redoubled their efforts to make sure unrestricted guns rights were preserved rather that the lives of schoolchildren.

The NRA is not going to temper its roootin' tootin' shootin' rhetoric anytime soon. As if they weren't extremist enough, their New Gun Boss James Porter is a former Alabama attorney who devoted his life to protecting weapons manufacturers from the threat of lawsuits filed by the family members of men, women, boys, and girls shot dead by the guns made and sold by his clients.

Porter calls Obama a "fake President" and warns that the President will seek "revenge" against gun owners who opposed his safety measures. Is that not the clearest example of delusional paranoia outside the pages of the DSM V???

Porter refers to his clan as "freedom fighters," defenders of the God-given right to own guns. Or military-style assault rifles. Or semi-automatic machine guns. Or pretty much anything that's BIG and made of shiny metal and goes BOOM and makes things dead.

He would likely be voted the grandpa most likely to buy his little granddaughter a pretty pink polka-dotted "Crickett" rifle from "My First Gun."


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There were many options, colors, fun patterns and miniature accessories for these little toddler-sized weapons of death listed in the online catalog ... before the company took down their "Crickett" website in the wake of the horrifying shooting of the 2-year-old by her 5-year-old brother in Burkesville, KY last week. The boy used a .22 caliber rifle designed, one supposes, to fit the grip of a kindergartner. This is madness. This is obscenity.

Good thing people who know how to use the "Internets" took lots of screen shots from their web site. The photographs posted on their web site's "kids corner" were particularly disturbing.

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(By the way, how do the Uber-Right Congressmen maintain that a 15-year-old is too young to purchase "Plan B" birth control, but a 5-year-old is plenty old enough to own and operate a rifle? But I digress ...)

The Burksville killing was just the next unnecessary childhood gun tragedy, certainly not the last one. Not even the only one that week, as about.com  reports:

  • The 5-year-old in Mountain Village, Alaska, who died after she was unintentionally shot by her 8-year-old brother who was playing with a Ruger 10/22 rifle that he had used the day before to go hunting.

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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)
 
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