In 2022 from the beginning of the year to JULY — We have had 242 Mass murders in the United States.   We let this go too far and it will escalate out of control with lenient carry laws and no background checks.  We won’t need foreign jack-booted invaders to our country, we’ll be too busy killing each other.  

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We have to start at the beginning. One of the longest scams in America has been perpetrated by the National Rifle Association, origionally a Sportsman's Club interface dedicated to the great outdoors with hunting and sport shooting.   It is nothing more than a fake charitable cash cow.

That's history and not what they became, they are the lobbyists for the Gun Industry, the prime folks who lie to you about the second amendment, steal your dues for their benefit,  and bribe your politicians so they don’t take your guns away.  Which till now was not a threat.  But a carefully based propoganda scheme to make millions of dollars.

The real truth is weapons of war have a purpose —  to kill people efficiently.   And in 2022 one particular weapon the M-16 our main battle rifle and it’s civilian counterpart The Colt sporter AR-15 now manufactured by dozens of companies and entrepreneurs which has done nothing but bring death to 230 mass murders, in the United States from January to June 1st. 2022  —  Mass murders are when the death count exceeds four people.  Hospitalized and injured are usually as many a four times the dead.  

The lies and mis-conceptions forecast by the NRA are criminal and unfortunately our government is bought for and sold by the NRA with millions of dollars of BRIBES from it’s coffers.  These NRA people are not patriots, they are traitors with blood on their hands.  It could very well be your kids that die next — Dump the NRA, take the money back from the politicians, try them for bribery and give the money to those families devastated by this organization who have suffered a death in their household.and its cohorts — 

The New York City  Attorney General Investigation Of The NRA  And Charges Pending That Forced The NRA To  Leave New York,  To  Avoid Prosecution And Try Bankrupsty In  Texas — They Thought A Friendlier Gun Nut State —  FUBAR — It Failed Horribly —  The JUDGE  In Texas called it Evasion —

When Is A TAX EXEMPT Charity Not A 

Charity?  When It’s Not!

9/2022  In the London Review of Books,  Deborah Friedell traces the past, present, and potential future of the National Rifle Association, America’s foremost pro-gun membership, political-pressure, and lobbying group. Launched by Union Army veterans after the Civil War to promote marksmanship, the group didn’t take on the political bent for which it’s now known until President Lyndon Johnson sought a national gun registry and other controls, which the group opposed. 

The T-RUMP era, ironically, has hurt the group’s bottom line, Friedell writes, as  “ Members became complacent with an ally in the White House.”  The NRA has given multiple millions to keep T-RUMP around.  As The Daily Beast reported in 2018, the group reported a big decline in revenue from membership dues in 2017. 

Underpinning Friedell’s outline is the notion that the NRA does well when people feel threatened that their guns will be taken away.  To that end, Friedell writes, the group is gearing up for a fight with New York Attorney General Letitia James over executives’ use of funds, which could energize supporters.  Is the Charitable NO.  Fraud YES,  finally an accounting —

They are amongst the major donors to the goose stepping Senate and House Members of Republican Party for bribes to sustain the profitability of their fraud, based on lies and mis-directions for an elite Board of  eighteen with financial interests in the industry,  raking in millions from simple minded members who fall for their lies  and bullsh*t  — 


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Where Is Dirty Money Going? To The Twins - Donald and Wayne Both Lie, Cheat and Steal Your Money, Both are Draft Dodgers And Run Operations That Killed or Kill Innocents  

TWENTY YEARS AGO - SOME STORIES TAKE TIME…TODAY TRUTH —   I wrote these stories and comments about the corruption on the news for decades about what I thought was the wrongdoing by the NRA.  They are a powerful lobby, we got nowhere.  Now  I  have friends and relatives working the case, for the courts and two federal Agencies, and so I was privy to some info,  but not allowed to share.   

This is not the NRA I joined, this is a corrupt scam.  And with a few players you might know, great supporters of lies.  How could you leave out Donald T-RUMP,  or Charlton Heston in his deranged years holding up his flintlock looking not like Moses , more like the Pharaoh's son.   I loved him as an actor, but when it came to truth, he was just as guilty as Wayne LaPierre.  Age and slight dementia indications  he missed the limelight.   All the NRA leaders are actors.    Oliver North saw the light and bailed out — but thats another story  —   

The membership is nothing but a cash cow driven by lies, falsehoods, lies and scammers and supported by ignorance of their believers. Their dues and donations are feeding the lifestyles of eighteen boars members called Directors in violation of Charitable Rules and Regulations. I have met crackheads more honest than him. 


NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne Lapierre voiced his lies again at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC  Lapierre made the following heartwarming statements.  “ Can we protect so much with armed security, while we drop our kids off at school, that are so-called gun-free zones, that are wide-open targets for any crazy madman bent on evil to come there first?  

In every community, PTAs, teachers’ unions, local law enforcement, moms and dads – they all must come together to implement the very best strategy to harden their schools, including effective trained, armed security that will absolutely protect every innocent child in this country. 

That has to happen now.  Evil walks among us, and God help us if we do not harden our schools and protect our kids. ...

"I refuse to leave this stage until I say one more time that we must immediately harden our schools. Every day— every day, young children are being dropped off at schools that are virtually wide open, soft targets for anyone bent on mass murder.

It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store or some Hollywood gala. Schools must be the most hardened targets in this country.

 DRAFT DODGER, LIAR  AND NERVOUS DISORDER  —  It was originally organized in 1871 to  try to “ promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis” in the United States, and it seems to have succeeded;   generations later, the National Rifle Association has become the United States’ most high-profile gun rights lobbying group, raking in millions for the political right wing.

The organization’s executive president and CEO is Wayne R. LaPierre, an outspoken lying devious scumbag defender of the Second Amendment and critic of all but the most minimal gun control policies.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 which resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen children and adults, LaPierre famously suggested that a “ National Database of Lunatics” would do more to solve the nation’s gun violence problem than banning the assault-style weapons so often used in such crimes.

LaPierre’s repeated assertions linking gun violence with mental illness, assertions vigorously challenged by mental health professionals as a “nervous disorder”  appear to have backfired on him.

The list he talked about should of had his name at the top, at least on the Internet, supplying fodder for rumors and memes promoting the claim that he obtained a medical (4-F) draft deferment during the Vietnam War by reason of a nervous condition.  



LIE ONE -  THE JACK-BOOTED FOREIGN SOLDIERS ON OUR SOIL   We have all witnessed or listened to their convoluted redundant rhetoric time after time.  The claims of  jackbooted foreign soldiers on American Soil getting ready to take over the country.  We need more guns to defend ourselves against foreign troops

TRUTH:   More like the South American and European regular troops the Army is training in counter insurgency and drug dealing the US provides that training at what is called the School of the America’s at Fort Benning, GA and has for as long as I can remember.   I have attended many military functions there.  And slept in the same barracks with them and out in the field with the Rangers.

I have stayed in those barracks ( Once I got the hotel)  on many occasions and attended many of the classes with these trainers from friendly services for their work in South America.  These are  loyal anti-drug fighters and I got to know a few and that representation LaPierre made is just another one of his biggest hate filled  lies. They are patriots trying to save their own country — 

LIE TWO - THE SO-CALLED THE NEW WORLD ORDER  —  Make believe conspiracy order framed up by Wayne La Pierre similar to the visions Donald T-RUMP gets.  Nothing but dreams, wet at best.  Had nothing to do with taking over the world by secret forces.  It has been used and around for years.  Ignorant people believe the lies and thats the real problem.  You can’t shoot people because they are naive and dumb.   

PURE BULLSH*T  — The term “ New World Order (NWO)”  in conspiracy theories is the hypothesis of a secretly emerging totalitarian world government. The common theme is that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government—

TRUTH — Actually it stems from ancient times Which had nothing to do with guns, it involved financial worldly growth of the new players in commerce and finance like the BRIC countries which are Brazil, Russia, India and China, nothing more.  been used for years corrupted only by Wayne La Pierre --

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LIE THREE —  THOSE ANNOYING BLACK HELICOPTERS —  And more claims of spotting  Black Helicopters.  Only T-RUMP had one, Playboy did have a DC-9 called the Playboy Mansion before T-Rump outdid him with a 757 —  

TRUTH:  There were no black helicopters swooping down on your back forty other than mosquito control boys which will be in abundance this year because of the ZIKA bug.  And they are not all black some are white, some red, some yellow  —  rumors and lies from the NRA.  The black one was a repo from a druggie.

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The only two Black Helicopters  I ever saw:  One was a toy Black Bunny copter owned by Hugh Hefner and the Playboy corporation, Black with a white bunny logo.   The other was owned by an idiot —  

Who in their right mind wants a helicopter sitting on the Tarmac cooking away, and if you went down at night dusk or dawn they would never find you.  Thats T-RUMP — To bad it never happened —  

LIE FOUR —  THOSE THREATS THEY’LL TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY  —  The  Second Amendment Lies And Damn Truth For a Change. There is no assault on the second amendment. The unsubstantiated rhetoric “Soon they’ll be taking your guns away”.   The NRA cries that no matter what’s going on in the political world, it portends an imminent massive gun confiscation with President Obama wanting more background checks?   

READ THE CONSTITUTION — THIS CLAIM — NOT TRUE — prominent among gun-rights advocates — implies that the Second Amendment establishes not just a right to own guns, but a right that the government cannot legally limit.

"The Supreme Court has said repeatedly that no right under the Constitution is absolute, “ None of our Amendment rights work this way.   says Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA and the author of “ Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. “ 

In general, where the government has very strong reasons to restrict a right, it can.”  You cannot have a Nuclear Missile in your backyard, fire RPG’s at noisy neighbors, fear tactics by LaPierre and his Wehrmacht Army of collaborators and stooges.  It’s all a crock of sh*t!

ADENDA —  Weapons Or ACCESSORIES That Have To Be Removed — Almost A FIVE — 

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Tell that to the 59 dead, 527 Wounded at the Massacre in Las Vegas - Bump Stocks —  The Corrupted Supremely Conservative Court declined to review local laws that prohibit certain kinds of weapons like semiautomatic guns.  “We see a lot more absolutist rhetoric today than we did in the past,” Winkler says, "partly because we have over the last 40 years seen the rise of a rather extreme pro-gun movement, led by the NRA.” 

Screen Shot 2022-09-06 at 8.43.23 AMAnd the excuse about 2nd amendment rights and denial of service for those on federal lists such as no-fly and terrorist who might be denied a weapon or concealed carry permit don’t carry easily with me.  We can afford to affront someone once in a while, but we can’t afford another San Bernardino.  Thats a weak excuse and it’s about time a few in Congress step up since their party is turning in a bad direction anyway. 

Screen Shot 2022-09-06 at 8.43.23 AMStrange today with fewer Americans living in rural areas and hunting no longer as popular a recreational activity as it once was, far fewer Americans own sporting guns today than a generation or two ago according to data from the General Social Survey. And their numbers tell the story of a gun culture, for hunting purpose often a rifle and a shotgun has changed to a culture of mostly handguns and assault weapons. 

Screen Shot 2022-09-06 at 8.43.23 AMLess than one week ago South Dakota passed a bill allowing teachers in both primary and secondary grades to be armed with guns. The proposal for such a measure started shortly after Sandy Hook and marketing toward this goal stated popping up on various NRA supported sites.   

Screen Shot 2022-09-06 at 8.43.23 AMThe good news is that there appears to be a grassroots movement against this “ grassroots movement” that is now funded by the weapons industry. The NRA is growing increasingly out of touch with its original goals and even with its own membership.   It is estimated that as many as 83% of NRA members are okay with background checks at a time when the organization is trying to remove all barriers. You see, members also have family they would like to keep safe. 



   Murrah Building Bombing —  On April 19, 1995, just six days after LaPierre sent out his NRA fundraising letter, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City was destroyed by a bomb, killing 168 people.  It was later discovered that the conspirators behind the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, were also angry over gun control laws and the federal government’s involvement in the Ruby Ridge and Waco tragedies.  Gun control advocates suggested that the inflammatory rhetoric in LaPierre’s letter had encouraged the bombing. 

   Hitler Propaganda Tactics  — Listening to Wayne LaPierre is like listening to Adolf Hitler on steroids,  all the conversation is about the evil ones, the soft targets, the gun free zones, and it’s never about the 331 million people here and the 350 million guns presently reportable, and we don’t know how many illegal guns and users are in that mix.  

Hours later, Trump was at the White House talking about school safety after last week's mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school. Notice, T-RUMP used some of the same talking points, key words and phrases as LaPierre used. T-RUMP one who does not use a prompter - he read its off  a 65 inch TV screen.

   LaPierre and T-RUMP —   “ We have to harden our schools, not soften them. A gun-free zone to a killer or somebody who wants to be a killer, that's like going in for the ice cream.
That's like 'here I am, take me.' We have to get smart on gun-free zones. When they see 'this is a gun-free zone,' that means that nobody has a gun except them, nobody's going to be shooting bullets in the other direction. And they see that, it's such a beautiful target. They live for gun-free zones.

“Now what I'd recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus, we give them a little bit of a bonus, because frankly they'd feel more comfortable having the gun anyway, you give them a little bit of a bonus, so practically for free you've now made the school into a hardened target, same sh*t LaPierre used.

   The NRA Dogma    Wayne LaPierre, regularly describes America as a kind of place where only the armed can survive. As he wrote in a 2013 article, “Hurricanes, Tornados. Riots, Terrorists, Gangs, Lone Criminals.  You need a gun”.  The NRA and the gun manufacturers are in a symbiotic relationship, where they both benefit whenever guns become a political issue.  He has created the maniacal enterprise of fear, retribution, a touch of insanity and the weak in our society have succumbed.  Four of the last shooters were not sane enough to be near a firearm.

For the NRA, it’s about members and money. Follow the money, for the gun manufacturers, it’s about sales and protection from legal liability.  

And as long as gun owners are kept agitated, angry, and afraid, they both win.  Many will believe anything, other than true sportsman they qualify in lower educated and just like joining stupid clubs as justification for their weaknesses. Weak-minders flourish when amongst other weak-minders. 

They are praised as Patriots by some and dangerous loose cannons or gun nuts by others and when the weak-minded find cause we will have people killing each other.  It has already happened.   In the US, there are now somewhere around 400 million guns, according to the Pew Research Center.  That’s more guns than people by 60 million.

Judges and legislators across the political spectrum recognize the constitutional right to bear arms but not bear murders.   And gun and ammunition sales to private citizens are a significant part of a roughly $15 billion industry that’s seeing plenty of growth. So money changes hands if you get my grifter — 

What makes the gun industry so controversial, of course, is the ever-shifting debate about how to reconcile gun rights and public safety.  Last year in this country 31,000 people were killed by firearms,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated — since not all get recorded or found, roughly 85 people per day. The US has one of the highest rates of civilian gun ownership and one of the highest rates of firearm-related deaths per capita across developed countries around the world. 

The NRA is not the NRA of the members, those folks people are cash cows for the good old boys. The NRA is not the NRA of the  Gun owners, Sportsmen, Competitors, Collectors nor Enthusiasts, It is nothing but a lobbyist for the gun manufacturers.  And your dues and membership money, promotional choices and programming will not go where they could do some good.   

It is not the NRA I joined decades ago, it went political because there is tons of money in political.When the truth gets exposed eighteen members of their Board bilked the member ship of as much as 65 million dollars  Keep laughing, thats where your money went to bribe the gun lobby and themselves living like kings. If you really want to look stupid  —  you should buy a bigger mirror —  

The NRA is also the NRA of the gun manufacturers, it is a lobbyist organization… supposed charitable enterprise.  FRAUD GANG, YOUR MONEY GOES TO THEIR BOARD MEMBERS AND DEALS JUST LIKE FAKE PASTORS - NOT A CHARITY  — Failure for an elected official to support the NRA will result in the NRA supporting the opposition when it’s time for re-election.  There is more, lots more and it’s all surfacing — 

For the uninformed and ignorant, the NRA gets tens of millions of dollars from gun manufacturers, through a variety of channels, not just checks but advertising in NRA publications and special promotions the manufacturers run. For instance, every time someone buys a Ruger, the company donates $2 to the NRA. Buy one from Taurus, and they’ll pay for a year’s membership in the NRA.

Violence Manifests It self  —  What’s more, a growing body of research suggests that simply owning a gun is correlated with an increased likelihood that you’ll be a victim of violence. A study published in 2014 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who live in homes with firearms are over three times as likely to die from suicide and two times as likely to be a victim of homicide as those who don’t have access to firearms. 

“ Where Has All The Money Gone" — 

🔘   A former pro football player who serves on the National Rifle Association board was paid $400,000 by the group in recent years for public outreach and firearms training.   

🔘   Another board member, a writer in New Mexico, collected more than $28,000 for articles in NRA publications.  

🔘   Yet another board member sold ammunition from his private company to the NRA for an undisclosed sum. 

🔘   The NRA, which has been rocked by allegations of exorbitant spending by top executives, also directed money in recent years that went to board members — the very people tasked with overseeing the organization’s finances.

🔘   In all, 18 members of the NRA’s 76-member board, who are not paid as directors, collected money from the group during the past three years, according to tax filings, state charitable reports and NRA correspondence reviewed by The Washington Post.

🔘   The payments received by about one-quarter of board members, the extent of which has not previously been reported, deepen questions about the rigor of the board’s oversight as it steered the country’s largest and most powerful gun rights group, according to tax experts and some longtime members.  Million upon millions of dollars.

Where Is The NRA I Knew?   Years ago, I forget exactly, maybe early to mid-late 80’s at an NRA rally in Tampa,  I was a member and believer in the NRA and asked to and addressed with several other speakers, the mostly adult crowd at the Tampa police Range, now closed, some in semi military uniforms with cute children in matching camos and cowboy boots.  This is the South, and dress for success has some strange codes, this is about the father-son application of mediocrity.   Our kids are what we teach them by example.

The occasion was representative of the paranoia and fear when some restrictions on firearms (big magazines and auto firearms) were being discussed in Congress.  The crowd was pretty well charged up.  My turn to speak and I defended our rights to bear arms and added “ Within Reason” under the second amendment and basic Republican Principles, I promoted the NRA,  did what I had to do and then: Issued a Challenge:

🔘    I asked them to raise their hands, show their membership card if they were NRA, hands went up 

🔘   I asked them to raise their hands if they had a drivers license, most raised their hands —

🔘   I asked them if they had a credit card , yes and about half  raised their hands

🔘   I asked them to raise their hands if they had a voter registration card — it was pathetic


WHOM DO YOU BLAME? THEY ARE CROOKS  — BREAKING NEWS —  We learned the NRA has secretly mishandled sixty-five million dollars of your dues, never went to where they told you disguised in covert felt to their members only of the board,  that went to the Eighteen Board Members of the Club which is fraud since the NRA declares as a charity.  They themselves as a charity are limited to the money not used as a charity.

$5,900,000  Given to Republicans in 2016 election cycle,  $106,000 given to Democrats in 2016 election cycle. Meanwhile T-RUMP and his campaign received 75 million for NRA sources. Some think this is the collusion contact for Russian money laundering as much of the money cannot be explained —  Putin buys T-RUMP —

The Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan think tank that tracks money in politics, found that in 2016 more than half of the members of the House of Representatives — or 232 of the 435 — received money from gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America. That money went disproportionately to Republicans. Only nine Democrats received campaign contributions from these groups

It's simple, the NRA lobbyist group exists because our Congressmen take their bribes.  And refuse to discuss gun control or create false narratives claiming it is not the time.  Blaming it on anything they can other than truth, mental health, climate change, the Russian hoax, ingrown toenails, and bone spurs, alone kept these celebrity hair-do’s out of the military and many of them are into pubic service instead of public service.



🔘   First — There Is No Death Penalty —  No Consequence thus shootings and mass murders tripled and more.   Bring back the Death Penalty —  Second —  Maybe Evangelical social do-gooders should read their own bible and study scripture, not fairy tales.  More people have died because of religious brewed hatred than for any other reason.  But the Bible is fairly clear on what is justice.  Basically no more,  but no less.  “ No  more”   means one should suffer but equal to the grievance.  “No less” means the punishment reflect the  damage you did and serves as a reminder you will remember what you did.

🔘    Bring back the Immediate Death Penalty — When there is no question —  Exactly thirty days after trial —  No appeals, no lawyers —  life for a life if convicted —  protect the jurors.   Jurors are sequestered, not exposed to public commentary, sworn oath, from other states and are fully competent with the law and to judge it.  More of a tribunal than a trial — The trial has only one decision to make — the law handles the rest — public opinion and lies both do not count — 

🔘   Mandatory death sentences by selection -- injection, electrocution,  hanging or firing squad —   The Execution may be televised with fellow gang members,  his family,  cohorts of the accused in the gallery so they may learn a lesson of whats to come if they decide to follow in the footsteps of their fellow murderer —  

🔘   The Taliban took it to new levels — In some country's proceeds from televised ( Pay per view) could go to the families the murderer offended — you can rent stadiums like the Taliban did and charge admission —    The Taliban and Rome, who says history is never repeated, very wrong,  History is like a record sooner or later it goes back around.  Thats how we learn about right and wrong.

🔘    Fine the NRA / GUN MANUFACTURERS 50,000 dollars per victim for proper burial and survivor costs — If any laws were broken or violated, falsifications, straw deals, gun dealers backdoor sales etc.

🔘   Require Owner Insurance —  Personal liability insurance  — for having a weapon  —  

🔘   Assigned to the weapon and the owner only —  Siblings also must be covered —  

🔘   Raise Minimum Age To 21 Years On All Weapons  —  

🔘   Three Day Wait On Military Style Weapons and Proof Of Insurance  — No Insurance Fine is 10,000 dollars — 

🔘   Illegal possession —  Ghost guns  consequence —  If in your possession — the Ghost weapon is destroyed —Mandatory six months in jail , no exceptions, $5000 fine —  Escalates double —  if  you build or sell “ ghost guns”,  for second offense —  Ten years and if used in a murder beyond a doubt a mandatory death penalty same as the shooter.    Ban bump stocks if you have not turned yours in —  (completed 2021 after they were used at the Vega's slaughter)  And this includes any  illegal “ speed modifications" to existing weapons ar-15 slammer, speed triggers, sear exchanges or mods —  five years in jail - no exceptions No warnings 

🔘   Ban Large Magazines Regardless Of purchase date Grand-fathering — Recheck once per year —  Possession is jail or 500  Dollar Fine Per Magazine no second warning you lose the gun and the magazines — no warnings   
Deer Only Need One Shot —  Ban . 223 For Hunting Large Game  —  Weapon Seized if used — to kill a deer 

🔘   Competency to own — rules, gun tests on usage —  And Or Restrictions On Those With Trespass Or Domestic Violence Records  — No weapons — 🚩 RED FLAG  Establish Corridors Of Computer Exchanges With Information,  Mental Records, Police Inquires —  Largest Categories - loss of life in our teen-agers —  is car accidents  and gunfire.  Car accidents are avoidable by proper training and enforcement, no texting —  accidental, basically no intent just carelessness.  Gunfire is simply manslaughter, murder or negligent attempted murder and stupidity.

🔘   TRAINING AT GUN SHOWS IS A SHAM —   The training at gun shows for concealed carry permitting is four hours,  and we had two students who took the class and asked them the same questions a day later,  he and she failed — they were “A”  students —  The pistol firing qualification consisted of hitting a target with a revolver and soft loads at  about seven to fifteen feet with five or six rounds, some even hit the target.  

Most could do more damage if they threw the gun at the paper target —  Competency Handling Requirements On Tests — Basically this was a joke.  When you are getting a concealed carry and don’t know how a revolver functions, I might be more scared of the victim than the perp  — 

🔘    IMPROVE SCHOOL SECURITY, LOCK-DOWNS, ELECTRONIC, ARMING THE TEACHERS -   The bill, which would have allowed a principal to designate someone to carry firearms on public school campuses, is a bad idea.  Sen. Greg Steube, the committee chairman, issued the stop the bill decision after several top Senators said they were opposed to the bill.   Sniffers And Trained Dogs —  Lets pay for all this with NRA funding — 

🔘I AGREE IT’S NOT THEIR JOB and most are not trained with attitude to shoot someone even in defense.  The mode of survival and utter fear are two different reactions, the wrong one at the wrong time can be more dangerous than you might think.  It’s called stress test shooting and police use simulators  to train all the time. 


🔘   Obviously mass shootings can happen anywhere, as we saw earlier this month in Buffalo, New York, and this week in Uvalde, Texas.   Most gun deaths are suicides. In 2020, 54% of gun deaths in the US were suicides, which are far less likely to get sustained public attention, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of CDC data.   CNN wrote in 2019 about the rising suicide rate and a study published in the journal JAMA Network Open that found higher suicide rates in rural areas -- and, in cities, if there was a gun shop in the neighborhood.

🔘   Chicago Does Have A Horrifically High Murder Rate, although the guns there often come from a neighboring state.  There are higher murder rates in other cities, and they're often in places with more lax gun laws, like Jackson, Mississippi. Read this CNN dispatch about murders in Jackson. It is heartbreaking.

Highest gun homicide rates in 2020  — states with lax gun laws:  —  Jackson, Mississippi -- 69 gun homicides per 100,000 people.  Gary, Indiana -  64  St. Louis - 50  New Orleans - 48 Memphis, Tennessee - 47

🔘   Murder rates rising  The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rise in gun violence, and in January, a CNN analysis found 10 of the nation's most populous cities set homicide records last year, mostly because of guns. The cities were:   Philadelphia;   Austin, Texas;   Columbus, Ohio;   Indianapolis;    Portland, Oregon;     Memphis, Tennessee;   Louisville, Kentucky;   Milwaukee;   Albuquerque, New Mexico;   Tucson, Arizona. 

🔘   Location, location, location -   In the large cities hardest hit by gun violence, there are areas that are relatively untouched compared with areas that are under attack, as researchers from the Brookings Institution found in a report published last month.  Thus location and poverty play a large role

In Chicago, they said, gun homicides in 2019 and 2020 were concentrated in neighborhoods far from the city center "that have long suffered from severe disinvestment as a result of white flight, and are now centers of concentrated poverty with predominantly Black residents.

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In other words, it's generations of neglect and division that help drive the murder rate in cities. All these deaths -- rural suicide, urban murder and mass shootings everywhere -- have one thing in common: GUNS


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