Regardless of race, creed, heritage, age, sexual preference or political persuasion, more Americans were shot to death, in Las Vegas Sunday October 1, 2017 than have been killed in America, by radical Islamic terrorists in the last ten years.
Growing up, holidays were loud: packing uncles and aunts, drinking, smoking, shouting rifle and shotgun owners -- all skilled, if not avid, hunters -- insuring I mastered both M-14 & 16 in Basic Training. Uncle Gino, however, had already taught me to respect guns, because once weapon and shooter were united, each were equally responsible for the union's conclusion.
Since 1967, more Americans have been killed by guns, than in all the wars in which America was involved since our Revolutionary War, and still"
Conservatives: Now is not the time to discuss it
NRA: more good men with guns
Responsible gun owners: some background checks
Schools: Armed police handcuffing & arresting children
Fed-up Americans: Repeal the Second Amendment
Media & Pollsters: Is America headed in the right direction
Arguably, beyond the illusion of handgun induced home security and the adrenaline rush accompanying killing a defenseless animal -- stonewalling and ignoring the body-count in American killing fields: concerts, nightclubs, movie theaters, parking lots, churches, schools -- petitions us to be The People's Storm, beckoning the wise to expose GOP/NRA as accessories after the fact.
While Trump and guns are inexorable parts of America's global definition, they are not the measure of heroism or liberty, but rather enablers of violent death -- yet, direction of any nation is determined by the moral fiber of its citizens.
Yes, America is moving in The Right Direction:
Uniformed shooting of unarmed men of color
Institutionalized bigotry of DOJ against LGBTQ Americans
Domestic and Foreign Gerrymandering of our Electoral System
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