Take us down — all those cringing provincials who still think climate change is a hoax, that being transgender is a fad or that “socialism” means purges and re-education camps. Rid the world of all our outmoded opinions, vestigial prejudices and rotten institutions. Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. I for one can’t wait till we’re gone. I just wish I could live to see the world without us.
Go Ahead, Millennials, Destroy Us https://nyti.ms/2FNWgMI
The N.R.A and gun nuts in general are nothing but hypocritical, self serving, fearmongers.
The idea that it needs to be easier to get silencers because gunfire noise is a public health hazard is inconceivable to any rational person. Somehow the irony is lost on gun owners.
Echoes of Gunfire Hurt Tender N.R.A. Ears https://nyti.ms/2nObfPT
this is made vastly easier by a gun lobby that has blocked sensible safety measures at every turn, and by members of Congress who seem to pledge greater allegiance to the firearms industry than to their own constituencies. There is a word for their role in this form of terrorism: complicity.
The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism http://nyti.ms/1YsVWqA
Pretty straight forward. The NRA is fighting the wrong battles for the wrong reason.
The National Firearms Act has been requiring registration of certain guns for 80 years. It’s time to expand the weapons it covers.
Registration and licensing is the first step to reducing gun crime. Law abiding gun owners have nothing to fear.
Gun Control That Actually Works http://nyti.ms/1WVRrFv
The NRA is one of the best examples of NobodyisFlyingthePlane.
The people who support it don’t actually know what it does or what it supports. They continue to support it based on an irrational fear that the big bad gubment gonna git their guns.
Who the N.R.A. Really Speaks For http://nyti.ms/1j3jmlq
They looked at these most benign and practical of solutions, offered by moderates from each party, and then they looked over their shoulder at the powerful, shadowy gun lobby — and brought shame on themselves and our government itself by choosing to do nothing.
NYTimes: A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip
You know the staff at NobodyisFlyingthePlane would never advocate for national registries or more databases tracking citizens’ private information, especially not a list of those with mental illness, but the NRA is going too far to get its way.
Forget the lunacy of their suggestion to turn schools into armed camps. The issue that really needs to be addressed is that we have a system of proxy government by and for special interest. A government of, by, and for the people shouldn’t be subverted by special interests which clearly do not represent the majority of citizens.
A new survey Wednesday by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and Marist College found that 60% of respondents want stricter laws governing the sale of firearms.
In particular, it showed 87% of respondents support expanded background checks, with strong backing from Democrats, independents and Republicans.
Obama complained in his speech that Senate opponents who are certain to filibuster any legislation will do “everything they can to avoid even allowing a vote on a proposal the overwhelming majority of the American people support.”
“They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter,” Obama said.