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Is this nuts or what?

Try as they might, for level-headed Americans to do something, anything, about curbing the availability of fire arms in the USA, would seem a lost cause when one reads the rather incredulous to read "report" in CommonDreams. To say that there is something really wrong with a culture which can continue to allow such widespread mayhem through the use of guns, is an under-statement.

"One month to the day after the Sandy Hook massacre, its grieving families have announced the creation of an anti-violence initiative. But there are distressing signs they have their hard work cut out for them. First and most mind-bogglingly, the NRA just released a new first-person, smart-phone shooter game for ages four and up. Yes. Then we have GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) going on the tee vee machine to denounce proposed gun-control measures because, she explained, hatchets, hammers, video games (which are violent, it turns out) cars and “psychotropic drugs” for the mentally ill - who, in fact, are statistically no more prone to violence than anyone else - are behind our national bloodshed, not guns, silly. And to back her up, even organizers of a recent gun show at a California Cow Palace were happily stunned to see a record crowd of over 10,000 people show up and stand in long lines to buy guns and ammo (without background checks) "getting ready for the next revolution." In interviews in the packed parking lot, some seem, umm, hard to fathom. History seems sorrowfully bound to repeat itself. We wonder: What will it take?"



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