Gun Violence

I’m an American and I am very angry.

You couldn’t pay me a million dollars or any amount of money to be a Republican right now. I have had it up to here with their nonsense. No Republican lawmakers are not pulling the trigger killing people, but their policies are. Or in this case their lack of policies are.

And don’t go down the road of most conservatives saying, “we need to let the families heal…”. Of course we do, but that doesn’t mean do nothing. That is just Republican code talk for “be quiet so we can keep our guns!”.

They’ve been saying the same thing for more than 20 years. I’ve been counting. And they say this after every shooting!

And what could bring better healing than making changes…. taking action against guns??

No American citizen needs an assault rifle. NO ONE needs one. Once again that is a Republican interpretation and it’s wrong.

Assault rifles should be reserved for our military and police departments. And they are not in the Constitution. This is just one of many things we could do to make us all safer.

I’m sick too of conspiracies like carnivorous worms eating our brains, with conservatives being against vaccines, being against wearing masks, against books about racism (and helping us heal). All of these are Republican issues. If you don’t like conspiracies ruining our nation then vote them out.

Don’t like Kamala Harris? Ok, find someone else. We need some John McCains. Actually we need female versions of John McCain, and no it’s not Sinema! Look up the name Val Demings.

I’ll bet I could name 100 women that could do a better job of being president than king for a day #45. Want to see gun violence dramatically reduced or eliminated?

Vote out Republicans!

I’m an American. And I am very angry.

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Guns

No American citizen needs an M16, or an AR15, or an AK47, we just don’t. 

And when the founders of our country gave us the right to bear arms, they never envisioned these kinds of weapons, and were more interested in the threat of the British, instead of each other.

And we don’t need sawed-off shotguns, or .44 Magnums which can shoot a hole through a concrete wall, we just don’t.

It’s OK to have rules and restrictions – we do it all the time, for example traffic laws. Why do we have these rules?

To keep people safe!!!

It’s time

to end our love affair

with weapons.

 

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Cowboys

Maine and More 088

We love our guns here,

they make us feel safe,

make us feel important,

a hobby,

nostalgia lingering,

reminding us of the old days,

frontier, wildness,

heart wrapped around cold steel,

men love their guns,

women love the strength,

believing that metal brings,

freedom,

death restrained.

But at the same time,

our children are losing,

passing away at their school desks,

dropping dead in the streets,

in the hallway,

wishing they had moved to Belgium.

All because we love,

our guns.

Even a horse has better sense.

      

Note: Before you adopt the philosophy of the gun rights people, think about this. Have you ever heard of a mass shooting in Denmark? Or Iceland? Or even Canada? I never have. They aren’t perfect either, but have fewer gun deaths. After we take care of guns, we can start working – on poverty.

       

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Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”