Congress no longer passes bills opposed by the N.R.A., even if the intent is to save the lives of police officers. http://t.co/glfbwNOrTM— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) March 7, 2015
Let's make sure we understand the full implications of this tweet. We have a Congress that is hog-tied by the NRA; and we have an NRA that is driven by the profit-margin of the gun lobby; and we have untrained, gun-toting amateurs being manipulated by both our Congress and the NRA.
And don't forget: our Congress and the NRA are laughing all the way to the bank, as we the people continue to slaughter ourselves through incompetence, faulty patriotism, and military-grade weaponry that belongs in the hands of our troops.
While the Second-Amendment zealots continue to rant about taking their country back, it's important to realize that these very same zealots are the ones who gave it to the NRA in the first place. They are now irrelevant to the national discussion. Children are dying because of their gullibility and because of Congress's greed. Period.
Those of us who still believe in responsible gun-ownership, training, and an authentic respect for the Second Amendment must take our country back.
That's all there is to it.