Posted by: coastcontact | April 17, 2013

Democracy is on Decline in America

Rural America vs. Sensible Gun Control

Multiple opinion polls have shown that more than 80% of Americans support expanded background checks to make it more difficult for criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns. Senators Joe Manchin (Democrat from West Virginia) and Pat Toomey (Republican from Pennsylvania) struck a bi-partisan deal to accomplish this objective.  The proposal failed 54 to 46.  You see passing anything in the Senate requires 60 votes of the 100 in that body.

It is accurate to say that those living in rural areas are more likely to need a weapon for protection.  Even those people in rural areas must worry about criminals and the mentally ill.  So why would they oppose an expansion of a regulation that already exists to gun shows?

The NRA and other pro-gun groups have won another round for no limits on gun ownership.  Democracy has lost.  This nation is less safe. This nation is less united.



  1. Good posting. I sadly, agree with you about our fading democracy. We are instead ruled by corporate greed(total greed drives the ‘gun’ problem) and the will of the people is constantly ignored. It would be nice to think that we might still have a chance to reclaim our democracy

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