Daily Archives: July 11, 2016

Cowardice Congress

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The Cowardly Lion, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.           Taken from Wikipedia

 

Yes, this is a perfect description of our Congress on addressing gun laws. In fact, the Wikipedia definition fits their actions exactly.

cowardice – a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good, and of help to others or oneself in a time of need-it is the opposite of courage.

I personally do not get why is it legal for any civilian to have war weaponry?  How far does it go? Oh, I believe that we stop at bombs and tanks. But that’s probably because the National Rifle Association has no interest in bombs.

For reasons unknown to me, our Congress has been wedded to the NRA; talking about commitment. They don’t dare step out of line of what is expected. Is all of this just for a letter rating from the NRA? Does the letter rating matter that much? What does it do for them?

I say this because we have had horrific mass shootings, including the killing of elementary school children, 5 and 6 years old. But as horrific as that was, it did not move them beyond a moment of silence.

Instead they say arm everyone. In fact, they hold to this myth that did not go well this past week. They say “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Well, the good guys with many guns did not stop the one bad guy with a gun without twelve officers being shot, 5 of which were fatal, and 7 injured.

Get some courage Congress. You can do this. You answer to the people not the NRA.

 

My response to our Daily Prompt – Cowardice.