The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

If More Proof Was Needed …
October 17, 2017, 6:15 am
Filed under: America, Attitude & Aptitude, Corporate Evil, Culture, Death, Social Divide

A few weeks ago I wrote about everything I thought was wrong in America.

For such an amazing country, it’s mind-blowing to me that there is resistance to dealing with the issues undermining it.

Worse, there’s resistance to even talking about the issues undermining it.

In the post, I highlighted one issue in particular.

Gun control.

Despite the mountains of evidence, the NRA continues to ignore the damage and dangers of gun ownership.

They fight aggressively against any challenge to it.


They use ‘government control’ as their reasoning behind their obstinance.

That if they give in to this, what else will the government want to take away.

It’s a fucking stupid argument made worse by the fact I received this in my letterbox recently.

Admittedly it was addressed to the person who used to own our house.

A cop.

But that doesn’t take away the fact an organization felt it was necessary to send out a pamphlet about how to deal with school violence – specifically violence that goes ‘beyond the active shooter’.

I don’t know about you, but this makes me ill.

School should be a place of safety.

I know that’s unrealistic, but there’s a massive difference between worrying about bullying and worrying about being shot.

And yet the NRA choose to ignore their role in this situation.

Preferring to blame the shooter rather than acknowledge any role the guns play in allowing people to kill on a mass scale.

The fact this pamphlet had to be sent out at all should be enough for America to realise the gun laws in their country need a major overhaul.

Sadly it won’t be.

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The nra are homegrown terrorists.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Did you write this before the Vegas shoot?

Comment by DH

Yep. Not that it would change a single thing.

Comment by Rob

America is a great country with some serious issues only made worse because of Trump.

Comment by DH

have you become ben fucking elton?

Comment by andy@cynic

He’s just as funny.

Comment by John

nice to know the schools are safe because of a fucking shitty paper leaflet.

Comment by andy@cynic

and how the fuck did a cop afford your house? cough cough corruption.

Comment by andy@cynic

Maybe they were as big a blagger as Rob?

Comment by DH

That it needs to be said is proof gun control needs controlling.

Comment by Lee Hill

If someone living in Manhattan Beach needs this then every parent in America should be petrified.

Comment by George

The neighbourhood has gone to crap in the past few months.

Comment by John

Both George and John are right.

Comment by Rob

You should have allowed comments on your last post.

Comment by DH

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