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Trump Nuclear Bluster a Lose-Lose

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uding with the 16th anniversary of America's turn at Afghanistan, we are engaged in a great civil war to endure as a nation, through racial prejudice, sexual bigotry and Domestic Terrorism -- gun violence targeting women and children now intensified by military-styled automatic weapons raining down wholesale massacre and serial mass murder on a Homefront with short-term memory.

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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