Valentines Day, 2018, a man murders seventeen innocent children and adults in cold blood with an AR-15. A child born in March of 1999 would be in college now, would have lived through over 200 school shootings, and next to nothing has been done. In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, the Florida House has rejected a ban on assault weapons.
Anyone who has turned on their television to watch the news has seen that the survivors are now the voices of American youth in the gun control debate. News coverage has been stagnant. The MSM will push for stricter gun laws, and FOX will go to any length to hold their values (and their guns) close to their chest. This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Nobody wins, and nothing changes. I’ve seen it over 200 times
Yet, millions of people defend the NRA and attack the victims of the shooting. This particular tragedy has produced a dialogue as polar as this country has ever seen on the issue. The “mental illness” argument has run dry, seeing as Japan, Australia, Norway, and The U.K. have managed to nearly eliminate gun violence without any form of eugenics. Now, the counter argument for gun activists is… there isn’t any. At least any that hold water. The best that they can do is deflect.
“No NRA member has ever committed a mass shooting” is not an argument. While true, it does not matter in the slightest. If your child is shot and killed by a vigilante holding an AR-15, they are dead. It doesn’t matter who shot them. What does matter, is that the shooter was enabled by the NRA lobbying politicians on every level, local to national, to ensure that their supporters can keep their toys. The blood is on their hands. The NRA is a terrorist organization. I think that billboard in Louisville said it best: “Kill The NRA”.
I am a college student who is very passionate about the betterment of our great country