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That is precisely what this Florida lawmaker is intimating when she argued that “we don’t allow the kids to make the laws because we don’t put laws into effect with our emotions but with reason.”
No, a better characterization is that lawmakers place laws into effect due to their corporate donors directing which laws to put into effect. How much money has the NRA contributed to Trump alone? Thirty Million dollars.
People like this lawmaker ought to be ashamed of herself making such a comment when the very kids who endured that horrible – deadliest mass school shooting in modern day history – were present at the State House. It is precisely WHY we need to elect during the mid-term only those lawmakers who will implement laws based on what their constituents writ large want. “”
Currently, support among the American people for sensible gun reform sits at near 97% – nearly 100% of the American people – if you consider the margin of error, folks. And yet, they ignore the #NeverAgain movement time and again, as though these kids are just going to disappear. I have news for those lawmakers: These kids do not seem to be going anywhere, nor do they seem all too concerned at the lies being hurled out in the media about them, (that they are paid actors recruited by the Democratic party).
No, far from it: These kids went through a hellish ordeal, where 17 of their friends were gunned down all because this kid got his hands on an assault weapon, which has one intended purpose: to kill others in a war venue. Nobody – and I repeat that again: nobody – will ever convince me that one needs an AR-15 to hunt.
Again: Those who place such high value on the second amendment might want to remember that one’s second amendment RIGHT remains only a right as long as it does not infringe on another’s RIGHT to live, to engage in “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Please tell me that these people are not this selfish that they are not even emotionally moved by what those poor kids went through that horrific day, February 14, 2018. I stand with the #NeverAgain movement if only due to the fact that these kids are demonstrating what should occur in our democracy. They are making their voices heard while doing so respectfully. Perhaps lawmakers like the one I provide in a link in my first comment would do well to learn from these kids.
Yes, the Republican lawmaker pushed back on her commentary and the measure passed the Senate, but that isn’t the point. The comment should not have been made in the first place and demonstrates the level of selfishness existent in our nation today.