|NRA head, Wayne LaPierre|
For years now a cowardly Congress, scared to death of Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Assn., has failed to act on reasonable gun control. Even the simplest steps like background checks, closing the gun show loophole and banning assault weapons. And now in comes Donald Trump with his open philosophy on guns, including a belief that there should be absolutely no limit on gun sales in America. With 112.6 guns per 100 residents already.
The gun situation in the U.S. can be defined in one word: obscene. The Washington Post reported:
“Homicides in the United States went up by more than 10 percent in 2015 over the year before, while violent crime increased by nearly 4 percent in the same period, according to new statistics released Monday by the FBI.”
Translated into specifically gun-related violence, the Gun Violence Archive 2016 reports:
Total gun incidents-49,816
Number of deaths-12,860
Number of children to age 11 killed or injured-594
In another report, you can see Donald Trump’s position on nine issues in his own words. One in particular is laughable. Here’s what he says about the national right to carry:
“The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway … A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state.”
Can you believe that kind of stupid reasoning? It’s like saying a driver’s license gives you the right to drive and your gun gives you the right to kill. Especially when you are talking about carrying an AR-15 assault rifle. Only a dedicated gun nut would espouse or believe this kind of bullshit. Or…a political candidate trying to get your vote.