Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley seemingly dislikes any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants as much as Indiana Jones hates snakes. This may explain why the Senator chose to link the Boston Marathon bombings with the latest immigration reform legislation last Friday.
“People seem to have this really, really evil impression of an AR-15…” Fox News’ Sean Hannity said in a recent interview with gun advocate, Sarah Merkle. Yes, Sean, people tend to have unpleasant opinions about a weapon recently used to kill 20 elementary school children. I know, it’s crazy.
How much would it cost for you to ignore the deaths of 20 children? For Senator Ted Cruz, it’s $10,150.00. Comparatively, Utah Senator Mike Lee is a bargain at $2,500.00. These are the amounts both men have most recently received from the National Rifle Association. The two men, along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, sent a letter last month threatening to block any gun control legislation that they feel may threaten the Second Amendment. However, none of the proposals discussed prohibit a sane, law-abiding citizen’s right to bear arms.
When speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, journalist and gun owner Tom Brokaw agreed with retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal that “assault weapons do not belong in a civil society.” Brokaw added: “The response to that was, ‘I have to keep my weapon because the government is going to come and try to take it away from me and I have to be able to fight back when that happens.’ That’s the most far-reaching thing you can possibly imagine.”
It’s easy to see why gun owners like Brokaw are overshadowed in the national debate when you have such circus acts as Alex Jones and James Yeager taking center stage.
After a week of no comments, the NRA finally released a statement regarding the horrific Sandy Hook shooting and their solution to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. They also revealed empathy is not a virtue among their organization’s leaders.
There are still so many questions to be answered regarding yesterday’s horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. One thing I know for certain: our country needs a change.