America’s Gun “Thing”

Is America finally getting called out for their gun problems?

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By now, almost everyone around the world is aware of the apparent gun control controversy going on in the United States; but no one has the grapes to tell us that gun control isn’t the only thing we need. Pointing the main blame on inanimate objects is completely ridiculous; especially when there are sickos out there preying on innocents or hurt people who are looking to take out there pain on people who don’t deserve it.

Of course, the people have found someone for their scapegoat, the NRA The NRA(National Rifle Association) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights. Since its founding in 1871, the NRA has racked a whopping 5 million and some members. The group has informed its members about firearm-related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbied for and against legislation since 1975. It has been called “the oldest continuously operating civil liberties organization” and “one of the largest and best-funded lobbying organizations” in the United States. Founded to advance rifle marksmanship, the modern NRA continues to teach firearm competency and safety. The organization also publishes several magazines and sponsors competitive marksmanship events. The organization is led by a board of 76 elected members who are nominated by committee or by petition from the membership. The NRA has been criticized by gun control and gun rights advocacy groups, political commentators, and politicians. The organization has been the focus of intense criticism in the aftermath of high-profile shootings, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

In my honest opinion, the recent protests of the NRA are kind of ridiculous, as if they are to blame for a sick young man in need of capital punishment. It would be like saying that the NRA has mind control over everyone with a gun, and makes them go do things like: kill children in schools, movie theaters, and even churches. I mean really, what could the NRA have really done in any of these situations? The men and women in that building just go to work everyday like anyone else and do what have to do to make a living; they have no part in this madness the american people have created. During the recent meeting shown above between the Stoneman survivors and Dana Loesch from the NRA, the survivors as well as the audience were rude to the woman who came and spoke for the NRA. She wasn’t rude with them, she let them speak and get their word across and bash her; but when it was her turn to speak, everyone was interrupting, making side comments, booing and just being outright disrespectful toward someone who took time out of their day to try to set things straight. The people of America should really be bashing Scot Peterson, the school safety officer who hid from the massacre, because he could have easily saved them and apprehended the shooter. Their police force itself should be bashed, or at least even looked into, by those mean children and their one-sided audience members.