So yet 17 more Americans, innocent Americans were, once again, slaughtered here in America.
Having what they thought was a normal, peaceful even, likely, beautiful day when a fellow American got and took an AR-15 automatic weapon---because they could---and gunned these people down.
It's beyond disgusting.
Now, rightfully, our own Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is taking a beating in media for his bought and paid for complicity in one more of these massacres in our country.
A writer for JImmy Kimmel, Bess Kalb, posted this yesterday on Twitter.
The New York Times showed, last year, how our Senator was the third highest paid Republican Party Senator by and from the NRA. The New York Times published this article last October.
In it, one can read how Senator Blunt took in more than 4 million five hundred fifty one dollars from the NRA last year.
Our Senator took in $4,551,146 from the NRA, from just one, single source.
What would be, what is, really, a person's or even a family's fortune, this one government representative took in from one organization.
I've said it probably a thousand times. It's why I created this group on Facebook.
This is where we are presently, as a nation.
Let's keep this in mind, too.
We have to finally, at last, get things done about weapons in America. I propose the following, at minimum:
1) Require background checks for ALL weapons purchases, coast to coast, for criminal history
2) Require background checks for ALL weapons purchases, coast to coast, for mental stability and finally
3) Ban the purchase of all automatic weapons, including and especially the AR-15 and all like it, again, nationwide.
These are not difficult things but they are important. If they save even one life, let alone more, they will have achieved their goals and what we so desperately need in our country. We need to bring back the Assault Weapons Ban.
The time for "thoughts and prayers" and inaction is over.
You hear that, Senator Blunt?
The days of putting money and the NRA before the people, before we Americans, needs to be over and soon as possible.
As with our health care, we must put people and American lives ahead of profit and profits.
This we cannot allow:
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