With the help of the NRA, America’s premier terrorist organization, a white man kills over 50 and wounds over 500 in Las Vegas shooting.
Another day, another senseless gun tragedy in America, brought to you by the National Rifle Association, America’s premier terrorist organization.
On Sunday, Stephen Paddock, 64, committed the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Paddock fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, killing over 50 and wounding over 500 before taking his own life.
At least 10 rifles were found in Paddock’s room, because in America, the NRA make sure every domestic terrorist has easy access to firearms.
In fact, the NRA is a deplorable terrorist organization that hides behind the second amendment and the interests of a small but vocal and threatening minority, while putting the vast majority of decent Americans in harm’s way.
Death and Taxes reports:
1.4 million Americans have died from gunfire since 1968, more than in all of the country’s wars through history combined. No other group — not ISIS, not Al Qaeda, not foreign governments — has been more successful at killing Americans than the NRA.
It is impossible to determine the exact number of deaths that can be directly attributed to the NRA’s efforts, because for 20 years, it has successfully fought to prevent any public health studies at the federal level into gun violence.
Market Watch reports that contrary to public opinion, the NRA does not speak for all gun owners, and only a small, deranged minority of gun owners are actually NRA members:
Only a tiny percentage of Americans are members of the NRA. The association’s annual membership fee is $40. Last year its membership dues came to $160 million. So that’s 4 million members. Out of an estimated 55 million gun owners.
Yet despite the relatively small numbers, the NRA terrorizes politicians and civilians alike. Commenting on the Las Vegas shooting via Twitter, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared that it is time for politicians to stand up to the terrorist organization known as the NRA:
Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
Clinton is right. As a nation we live with and tolerate a culture of gun violence. All the while any proposal to enact sensible reform to curb gun violence is squashed by the the NRA as they intimidate and bully politicians, while spreading deception and misinformation to the general public. They are the equivalent of the 20th century tobacco lobby, merchants of death, claiming their product is safe while countless Americans die.
The logic of guns in America is a curious and disturbing example of a collective conceptual confusion, fueled by irrational fears and misinformation distributed by the domestic terrorist organization known as the NRA.
The country is made numb by the horrors involving guns that happen day after day, year after year, while politicians are held hostage by the NRA.
Also commenting on the Las Vegas shooting, comedian Michael Ian Black notes:
The NRA is a terrorist organization. There's no other way to say it.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 2, 2017
And this tweet via leading scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins:
Durn tootin’, great shootin’. Cool dude sertin’ he’s 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah!
Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) October 2, 2017
Bottom line: The NRA is America’s premier terrorist organization, and they need to be stopped.