LET THE COPS GO TO CONGRESS
When it comes to gun control on a national basis, maybe the right people have never approached Congress.
Clearly, Republicans have chosen to ignore endless grief-stricken citizens: Mothers and Fathers of Newtown children; Relatives of San Bernardino victims; Friends of the gun-downed souls in Orlando; Buddies of Students killed in three Universities—in Oregon, Virginia, and California; Fellow Congregants of parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina; even a wounded ex-Congresswoman . . . the list goes on.
Over and over, ordinary citizens beg Congress for new gun laws, and fully half of our representatives ignore them, simply tune them out. What our desperate citizens get is a “moment of silence,” . . . because the callous half of Congress listens to only one voice: The National Rifle Association.
While we’re at it, those same representatives seem not to care that the streets of Chicago, rife with guns and ammunition, have become a literal war zone.
How will this ever change?
Now that a murderer has employed an AR-15 . . . and sprayed enough bullets to kill five innocent police officers and injure a dozen others, perhaps America’s cops can finally make a difference.
It has to happen.
Representatives from police units across the country need to appear in Congress and tell it like it is. Though I’ve never seen this in print, my guess is, America’s policemen are aghast that this nation is full of ordinary citizens who possess, and occasionally use, military armament--not to mention armor-piercing bullets. What chance does a policeman have to restore order when confronted with weaponry that may exceed his own?
All these citizen buyers of military weapons do NOT constitute “a well-armed militia,” as described by the 2nd Amendment. Nobody needs an AR-15 for hunting, for personal protection, or for anything—except to kill the greatest number of people in the least amount of time.
Surely others like me will finally demand this: our cops are needed in Congress.
A final question: Since when does the NRA own more than half of our fifty states in America?