Taking a knee — Republican Style

Pretty much everyone in the family of my father’s generation worked in some part or other of the gun industry for a spell. Part of growing up in the Arsenal of America. We worked every category from machinist to prototype gunsmith, secretary to plant manager. The industry didn’t rely then on the death and destruction of American citizens. The NRA existed to provide safe hunting, safe shooting. Not like today — as a lobbyist for paranoid households and individuals armed to the teeth to “protect” themselves against damned near every other kind of American out there in the dark.

3 thoughts on “Taking a knee — Republican Style

  1. 4theRecord says:

    “Tools of a madman: Leaked pictures [and descriptions] of the weapons used in the Las Vegas massacre” https://sofrep.com/91011/tools-madman-leaked-pictures-weapons-used-las-vegas-massacre/ Reportedly Steven Paddock also bought a thousand rounds of tracer ammo from a Mesa AZ man he met at a Phoenix-area gun show. http://www.azfamily.com/story/36542133/cbs-5-investigates-vegas-shooter-bought-tracer-rounds-from-mesa-man The sale of tracer ammunition is legal in Nevada, however there are some restrictions on their use. https://s3.amazonaws.com/com.silencerco/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Ammunition-Laws-By-State.pdf
    Clark County NV Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has described Paddock as a “disturbed and dangerous” man who acquired an arsenal over decades.* Also, according to President Trump: Poddock was “a sick man, a demented man. A lot of problems, I guess, we are looking into him very, very seriously. But we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/stephen-paddock-donald-trump-las-vegas-sick-demented-man-shooter-terrorist-latest-a7980686.html
    Footnote: “Trump Repeals Rule Designed To Block Gun Sales To Certain Mentally Ill People” (NPR February 28, 2017)
    * note also Sheriff Lombardo’s belief that “High-capacity magazine ban a must for Nevadans’ safety” (Las Vegas Sun Dec. 2016) https://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/dec/11/high-capacity-magazine-ban-a-must-for-nevadans-saf/

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