Posts Tagged ‘gun control’


president obama speaks in newtown

“Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?

I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer is no.

We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law — no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society.

But that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely, we can do better than this. If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that — then surely we have an obligation to try.”


cowardly senators

The Senate didn’t pass more effective gun control legislation yesterday. It was a bad day for the American political process, but more importantly it was a bad day for anyone who has, or will, experienced the devastation of a gun crime. Since these senators all have Twitter accounts, why don’t you do like me and give them a friendly shout-out? I kept the form I used to tweet at them; all you have to do is cut and paste! With senators like these looking out for us, who needs terrorists?

Senator @SenAlexander cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @KellyAyotte cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenJohnBarrasso cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @MaxBaucus cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorBegich cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @RoyBlunt cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @JohnBoozeman cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorBurr cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SaxbyChambliss cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenDanCoats cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @TomCoburn cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenThadCochran cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenBobCorker cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @JohnCornyn cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @MikeCrapo cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenTedCruz cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorEnzi cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorFischer cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @JeffFlake cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @GrahamBlog cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @ChuckGrassley cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenOrrinHatch cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorHeitkamp cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenDeanHeller cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenJohnHoeven cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @jiminhofe cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorIsakson cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @Mike_Johanns cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenRonJohnson cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenMikeLee cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @McConnellPress cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @JerryMoran cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @lisamurkowski cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenRandPaul cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @robportman cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenMarkPryor cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorRisch cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenPatRoberts cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @marcorubio cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorTimScott cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorSessions cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenShelbyPress cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenJohnThune cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @DavidVitter cares more about guns than people. #GunControl
Senator @SenatorWicker cares more about guns than people. #GunControl

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