Posted by: coastcontact | December 21, 2012

NRA Is Out of Touch

“We need gun control in our country and the latest tragedies only underscore that fact.”  How many blogs have to write these words or something similar?

 Wayne LaPierre

The NRA’s leader, Wayne LaPierre, says the bad guys have guns so we need to have good guys with guns to fight them.  It sounds like the “OK Corral.”  The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a gunfight that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.  The movie is a story that is based upon some facts.  Bad guys versus good guys.  It is difficult for me believe that there are people in this nation that think the answer to gun violence is more gun violence.  This is not the “old west.”  We are living in the 21st century.  There are no more cowboy and indian confrontations and there are no frontiers that are inhabited with bad guys and wild animals.

I am not alone.  New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg called the NRA presentation  “shameful” and said the gun lobby “blames everyone but themselves.” Bloomberg, considered a national leader on gun control, has also chided Obama for a lack of action on the issue.

The reason we cannot obtain real gun control is the power of the NRA.  Too many congressman and senators fear the power of that group.  They believe that they will lose their elected seats if they support rational gun controls.  It is up to Americans to press their representatives to pass appropriate legislation.  There is no other way.



  1. I enjoyed your article, and agree with your conclusions

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