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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happiness is a Warm Gun (and Cold Bodies) Our Schools!

I'm monitoring the news on the progress of Obama's gun control legislation, and I can't say that I'm all that surprised by the weapons-manufacturer-funded Republican response. Yes, the Lords of War and the lobbyists that love them, i.e., the NRA, are rolling out the very best of their specious arguments to insist that we weaponize schools and all public spaces while we're at it.

Then there's the usual vile nonsense oozing out of whichever orifice that passes for Rush Limbaugh's piehole these days about how African Americans should embrace the weaponized society agenda. Heck, if only civil rights leaders had been packing, they would have enjoyed a quicker more broad-based triumph., let's bring back the Black Panthers, arm them with assault-style rifles and send them over to Rush's place for a little heart-to-heart. I'd like to be a fly on that blood-splattered wall.

But back to the gun-nuts' insistence on weaponizing schools...I'm not so peeved at them as at the Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Congress who are cowering and already withdrawing support for anything that might put them on the wrong side of the weapons lobby. Do they care nothing for the welfare of our society's most vulnerable members, our children? Clearly not. Do they really believe that more guns are the answer to reducing violence in schools? Probably not. Do they enjoy depositing those campaign contribution checks? Cha-ching!

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