Why I Stand With #Never Again

by Mark Bear

Is it not the oddest thing that teenagers are currently old enough to purchase guns in most states, but “too young to voice their political opinions?”

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.

I really would be honored to have you connect with me as friends on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter as I continue holding this administration to account. There is strength in numbers.

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7 Responses to Why I Stand With #Never Again

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    March 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    The second amendment is just that: an amendment. These Right Wing gunners, led by the NRA, will have us believe it’s a commandment.

    • Glenn R. Geist Reply

      March 12, 2018 at 11:48 am

      And straight from God, handed down from Mt Sinai. Guns are the only freedom that matters and the sole foundation of all other secondary rights. Without guns the sky would fall and Hillary would send us all to concentration camps and. . .

      • Michael John Scott Reply

        March 13, 2018 at 10:36 am

        Yes! The 11th Commandment: Thou shalt own all things that kill

  2. Mary Lee Douglas Reply

    March 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I don’t understand you Yanks and your guns, I mean do you think you still live in the Wild West because you act like it. You’re killing your kids and all your pols seem to do is pray.

  3. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Don’t think that most people own guns. They don’t and the number of households than contain firearms has been decreasing. But sure the “wild West’ was mostly invented by the Tame East as entertainment, and it’s long gone but we are in some senses of the word still pretty wild. There are places where Grizzly bears outnumber people – by a lot. There are millions who put food on the table by hunting.

    That we’re killing our kids is a bit hyperbolic. We are a nation of well over 300 million so the numbers you see in the news are a very small proportion. These copy-cat crimes are feeding from all the coverage and are a recent thing. Our overall murder rate is not climbing. A good deal of it stems from our puritanical drug laws.

    And when you say “you Yanks” you’re assuming that our current laws represent a large proportion of the populace. We are overwhelmingly in favor of reforms that our corrupt and feudal government will not allow. Our Senate may have been modeled after your House of Lords, but ours is really a House of Corporations and dosen’t represent us at all in many areas.

  4. Neil Bamforth Reply

    March 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    It will happen again….and again….and again…

    It will happen many many more times and still the right to gun ownership will remain.

    It’s so far ingrained in the American psyche.

    On a more cheerful note – most of you are great!

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      March 13, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I believe you are right Neil, and it causes no end of frustration to the majority of the American people.

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