assault weapons ban
Every member who opposed the short-term prohibition on sales was Republican.
Rep. Brian Mast received $4,950 in contributions from the NRA during the 2016 election cycle -- more than any other Florida member of the House.
Congratulations, NRA. The War Against Tyranny has begun, and you just won the first battle.
Gun control. The House sit-in. The Senate filibuster. The NRA, GOP, mass shootings. What's it all about? I wanted to find out some more information about the AR-15 since it seems to be the weapon of mass shooters.
And the War on Terror, which I call the War To Promote Terror, is still going on 15 years later, with no end in sight. The funding for it is unquestioned and seemingly limitless. The point of it is also unquestioned, except at the social and political margins.
The NRA's captive House Republican majority rammed through a vote permitting Wall Street "advisors" to scam the elderly over the strains of "We Shall Overcome" sung by anti-assault weapon Democrats.
Gun Violence Prevention: Ten Critical Facts Regarding Guns, Gun Laws, and the United States Supreme Court
There has been a resurgence of discussion about gun violence prevention in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando. For those who may be less familiar with some of the gun terms used, and the legal principles at the heart of the discussion, here is a summary of ten basic and important facts:
There seems to be a lot of argumentation over what an assault weapon is. In 1994 the law used a technical definition, characterizing specific features of the guns. But not to get lost in the weeds, the key idea was that the legislation should cover guns with the capacity to spray fire, guns designed to enable rapid-fire release of many bullets.
Break out of your daily norm. Burst out of the chains of your indifference and feel the warm sunlight of brotherhood. Only kindness can unite us.
The justices won't be stepping into the gun debate any time soon.