Tuesday, May 22, 2018

50 Years Ago, Civil Rights Leaders Spoke Out on Gun Control.. Today the Problem is Worse

by Nomad

A half-century ago, these two civil rights leaders spoke out for the need for sensible gun control laws in this country. Not long afterward, they were senselessly murdered by lone, deranged extremists with guns.


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And yet, the violence continues to this day. Strike that, the problem is much worse. In our schools and churches, in cinemas, nightclubs and in nearly any public area, there's literally no place that can be considered safe from gun mayhem.

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 100 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of May 17. Friday's deadly shooting at a high school in Texas marks the 101st mass shooting this year.

Today the president of the NRA- an organization that took money from America's enemies- is a man who literally sold arms to America's enemies. And on top of that absurdity, he is also a man who declares anybody who protests against the NRA- even victims of mass shootings- to be terrorists.