Article: NRA Lobbying Expenses Topped $3 million in 2012

Article: NRA Lobbying Expenses Topped $3 million in 2012 found on huffingtonpost.com

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Article: My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus

She makes some excellent points, well worth reading.

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More Guns = Peace? No Way!

The NRA has made its statement about the Newton shooting. A few good things were said, but for the most part it sounded like an effort to sell more guns and services that the NRA is eager to provide. Why am I not surprised?

All blame was placed on everything but guns and current levels of gun control. Are guns to blame? Not really, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t part of the problem. Society certainly does need to focus on life rather than death and violence, but at the same time, a balance must be struck between portraying reality and glamorizing violence. Kids don’t need to be totally sheltered from what happens in the world, including violence. Death is a naturally occurring things that we will have to accept and experience one day. There is a difference between that and stylizing crime and violent deaths. Do kids need to be aware of criminals and what they can do? Yes! How can you avoid something if you don’t know what it is? Ignoring crimes is not going to prepare us for what we will face in our lives. More