See the New York Times article about New York congressman Chris Jacobs below.
THIS is what the WAR IN AMERICA on mass shootings and gun violence looks like. A Republican congressman from New York, saddened and shocked by the mass shooting and murder of 10 residents of his district in Buffalo felt that he “had no choice but to speak up and try to do something to stop this madness”.
He received so much pushback, anger, hate mail, threats, and pulled support from the enemy, the NRA and the Republican corporation (yes, thinly disguised as a political party), that a week later he pulled out of the race completely.
One man, who dared to be honest, be courageous, show that he has a heart and a conscience in that vicious Republican machine, and he’s gone. no longer will he do anything good or bad as a civil servant for the American people. He was shut up and put down like a dog in less than a week by the enemy. And he was on THIER side.
So when people on the other side question you about America being at war, have faith, be brave, stand tall, know the facts are on your side. On OUR side.
They’ll laugh. They’ll attempt to minimize the TWENTY (20) mass shootings we’ve had just this week in the United States. They’ll blame it on everything but free and easy legal access to guns. But you know better.
This weekend we will create a quick and easy list to Share of the bills already proposed in congress and the Senate to become laws that would put an end to this madness overnight. And none of them involve “banning guns”. That is, again, just a talking point the enemy uses to confuse people so they’ll say things like “gosh I wish there was something we could do” or better yet hoping people will do nothing because they’re just too damn confused.
Take heart. There is nothing difficult or confusing about this issue. It’s a simple fix. 💪