Good On Congressional Democrats

From the NYT:

House Democrats’ Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans

A little bit of publicity for what was less than a publicity stunt and more of a necessary human reaction to obstruction of gun control.  Any gun control.

This is where we are on gun control in this country.  The Republican Party will even act against epidemiological research on gun violence.  Polls on the other hand show huge majorities in support of (at the very least) limited gun control.

So what is a minority political party to do when yet another mass murder occurs and the reaction from the majority is always – we need to continue to alienate and kill those that don’t share a religion or a skin color or a level of prosperity with which we are familiar, but no, we will not take any positive action against a single weapon sale.

It is absolutely ridiculous for those of us that see what is going on.  We can see how an incredible marketing ploy has joined in a symbiotic relationship with a major political party to act as a critical wedge issue that helps win elections.

But in the mean time people are dying in droves and we are being prevented from appropriate and very conservative reactions to an ongoing gun violence epidemic.

So kudos to Representative Lewis and fellow House Democrats and those Senators that joined in solidarity.  Sometimes it is appropriate to break rules and decorum, and this was one of those instances.  Thank you.

We all need to start standing up (or is it sitting down) to change the incredibly durable and vital frame the NRA has set up.  This will happen, it’s just taking to long and too many are dying who should not have in the mean time.



Here is some of the media’s reaction:

(White) mansplaining by Representative Walker of … North Carolina.

Drudge this am:  Near silence.  It’s there in the bottom right.

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The NYT gives the sit-in appropriate coverage:

NYT Guns

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Good On Congressional Democrats

  1. C.A.C. says:

    Thank you, Jon, for writing about this. Thank you to our Congressman Jared Huffman and to Congressman Mike Thompson. The time to act is now!

    1. Henchman Of Justice says:

      Mike Thompson is a “World Class Liar” and Huffman is a two party system shill apprentice, BOTH not ever to be trusted.

      Betrayal overall, self serving to the handful of the empowered.

  2. Henchman Of Justice says:

    “So what is a minority political party to do when yet another mass murder occurs and the reaction from the majority is always – we need to continue to alienate and kill those that don’t share a religion or a skin color or a level of prosperity with which we are familiar, but no, we will not take any positive action against a single weapon sale.” ~ LMOB

    Response: Dude, that is right outta the extreme islamist’s playbook.

    Ok, now how about report on those “little BIG things in political debates and proposals” that delay the votes on further gun control legislation???

    The melodrama by Capitol Hill Whores is pathetic and incriminating with regard to their actions to whine like little girls and boys on display cuz mommy dearest would not give them what they wanted.

    And the black liberal congressman (trying to act out all 1960’s civil rights bullshit on a sit in) was worse than Judge Watson with impaired speech, dur dee dur dum dumb. MAJORITY American voters (obviously 2 Party System shills) put these asshats into positions of power and control, just to hear a leader who can’t even speak without the listener thinking, “what the heck is that muttered fecal discharge coming outta the mouth?”

    People kill, guns are innocent.

  3. Mary Ella Anderson says:

    I also appreciate that our Congressman is taking this stand against the gun lobby. Even NRA members overwhelmingly support legislation to limit access to military style weapons. If Australia can cut their gun deaths by limiting access, we can, too. This current Republican controlled Congress is a disgrace and the most corrupt in my memory.

    1. DJ says:

      I am a member of the NRA and I can tell you no most of us do not support the limiting the access to modern sporting rifles. The Armalite Rifle design number 15 was originally sold to the civilian populace before the M16 military rifle was ever adopted by the United States military. It is not a military style weapon. It is a civilian sporting rifle.

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