NRA COMMON SENSE — PART FIVE *



THEY LET THIS BASTARD WALK


   Mr. George ( Kid Killer) Zimmerman —  

  • George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is now suing the family of the slain 17-year-old, among others, for $100 million. 
  • According to the lawsuit, Zimmerman accuses Martin's family, friends and their legal representatives of framing him and lying during the trial. Martin’s family has called the suit "unfounded and reckless.” 
  • Since his acquittal, Zimmerman hasn't exactly kept a low profile. He has been arrested in several alleged domestic incidents, 
  • And in 2016 he put the gun used to kill Martin up for auction. 
  • Also of note, his lawyer in this new suit once filed a “ Birther” lawsuit falsely claiming former President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.  Scumbags stick with scumbags…  And since then he is one of the poster boys for the NRA. After all Scumbags salute Scumbags —  And the NRA is full of scumbags —  
  • In the 10 years since George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, he has remained embroiled in controversy.
  • Two months after his July 2013 acquittal, Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, who had filed for divorce, called 911 to report Zimmerman had assaulted her father and threatened her with a gun.  911 call: "He's just threatening all of us with his firearm. And he's going to shoot us.”
  • Zimmerman was not arrested after police said they couldn't find enough evidence to press charges.  Two months later, Zimmerman was arrested in another domestic dispute after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, said he pointed a gun at her.   "You just broke my glass table, broke my sunglasses, and you put your gun in my freaking face. and told me to get the [expletive] out!" she is heard saying on 911 audio.   
  • Scheibe later recanted her story and the case against Zimmerman was dropped.
  • In late 2013, Zimmerman started selling his own artwork.  One painting of an American flag sold for over a $100,000 but was criticized for being a rip-off of a Shutterstock photo.
  • A second painting of prosecutor Angela Corey ran into legal trouble because the Associated Press said it imitated a copyrighted photo.
  • In early 2015, Zimmerman was again charged with domestic assault after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at a girlfriend. Once again, no charges were filed because the alleged victim recanted her story.
  • In those first three years following his trial, in addition to the dramas in his personal life, George Zimmerman was under investigation by the Department of Justice to determine if he'd violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights. 
  • But in 2015, the federal agency said the evidence did not meet the high standard for a federal hate crime.
  • Also in 2015, Zimmerman would make headlines again when Matthew Apperson fired a gunshot at him during a road rage incident.  During Apperson's trial, Zimmerman was asked about the Black Lives Matter Movement and his response sparked controversy.  "I don't believe Black Lives Matter is a movement, sir, they're terrorist cowards," he said.
  • Apperson was convicted of attempted second-degree murder but recently bonded out of jail after being granted a new trial.
  • In May of 2016, Zimmerman sparked fury when he listed the gun he used to shoot Trayvon Martin on an auction website. It eventually sold for close to $140,000.  Many sick people run loose in our country — 
  • In May of 2018, Zimmerman faced more criminal charges. He was accused of stalking a private investigator who was helping with a documentary on the Trayvon Martin shooting. Zimmerman eventually pleaded no contest to the stalking charge and got 12 months probation.  Most recently, Zimmerman turned his attention to lawsuits.
  • In 2019, he filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Trayvon Martin's parents. Just this month it was dismissed.
  • In early 2020, Zimmerman filed a $265 million defamation suit against two presidential candidates for allegedly defaming him in tweets. A year later a judge dismissed that lawsuit.
  • It's been 10 years since George Zimmerman burst onto the national scene. While he did win his freedom after the trial, for the past decade, he has clearly not lived free of controversy.


   Advocate To Adversary   —  Those who fervently defended their right to bear arms and voted for the men to protect those rights were on a noble trip but driven by a fools errand.  Many important decisions are made by our Congressmen and Senators.  They, some of those bouffant  brained useless individuals are not supporting the publics wishes, ignoring the situation, bowing to the demands of the Gun Lobby and running like the cowards they really are.

Whom you elected did not abide by what you voted for.  This is wrong.  78% voted for more stringent gun control before all the mass shootings took place and it failed in Congress since the NRA bought them off a long time ago.  It’s now in the higher eighties and close to 90%.

And voting is the answer to gun control.  We vote hopefully to put those with our interests in place to make wrongs right.   We have serious issues in this country, and most of it being caused by whom we elect.  They have all been bought off, lock stock and barrel, from the local state representatives to Congress.  Its time to take the streets back from the bad guys and the men who are bought and sold by the NRA using the second amendment to justify, as they are as guilty as the shooters.

I would support a new NRA if they following ideas were adopted and enforced 


   Common Sense - Starters And A Few Not So Common

🔫   Restore the Death Penalty and Mass Murderer Penalty ( Beyond a shadow of a  doubt) 30 days and Execute —

🔫   No Mercy For Child killers - Automatic Death Sentence Within Thirty days — 

🔫  Charge Our Politicians With Bribery with Gun Money —  

🔫   Remove Corporate Donations and Vote Pressure — 

🔫  Charge Our Politicians With Aiding, and/or Abetting Crime If Bribes Exist — 

🔫  Prohibit Closed Door Sessions On Gun Control - Complete Transparency — Recorded — 

🔫  Arrest the money guys — The NRA Leaders As Traitors and Crooks  — who benefited from lies —   

🔫  Fine The NRA And The Gun Manufacturers 100,000 Dollars Per Victim On Mass Murders — 

🔫  Ban Bump Stocks (COMPLETED 2021 AFTER THEY WERE USED AT THE VEGAS SLAUGHTER)

🔫 Illegal “ speed modifications" to existing weapons AR-15 slammer, speed triggers, sear exchanges or mods,   possession of  ‘ Ghost, no serial number weapons. 

🔫  CONSEQUENCE —  IF IN YOUR POSSESSION — The Ghost weapon is destroyed — Mandatory six months in jail , no exceptions, $5000 Fine escalates double  if if you build or sell “ Ghost Guns”,  for second offense and others ten years, and if used in a murder beyond a doubt a Mandatory Death Penalty same as the shooter.  

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

🔫  Personal liability Insurance assigned to the weapon and the owner only —  Siblings also must be covered — 

🔫  Ban Large Mags Regardless Of License - Recheck Once per Year —  Possession is jail or 500 Dollar Fine Per Mag

🔫  Deer Only Need One Shot —  Ban . 223 For Hunting Large Game  —  Weapon Seized if used — 

🔫  Raise Minimum Age To 21 Years On All Weapons  — Period, possession with adult or weapon siezed.

🔫  Improve School Security, Lock-Downs, Electronic, Sniffers And Trained Dogs —  with NRA funding — 

🔫  Competency Handling Requirements On Tests — 

🔫  Rules 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 — 



👮‍♂️  My Points — The Largest Categories Of 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.

POINT  — 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

POINT  — 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 —  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  — 

POINT  —  ARMING THE TEACHERS -   The bill, which would have allowed a principal to designate someone to carry firearms on public school campuses, bad idea,  Sen. Greg Steube, the committee chairman, issued the decision after several top Senators said they were opposed to considering the bill.   I agree it’s not their job and most are not trained with attitude to shoot someone even in defense.

POINT  —  In my town — Local Groups opposed to the bill flooded legislators with phone calls the last two days.  "More guns is not the solution to gun violence," said Jan Neuberger, a member of the Moms Demand Action St. Petersburg Chapter…   Neuberger joined several hundred people at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday evening rallying for increased gun control.  “ We support and honor the Second Amendment, but we don’t believe the Second Amendment and personal safety from gun violence should be mutually exclusive,” Neuberger said.  

Lisa Perry, a member of the local Women’s March chapter, said the rally was about demanding more than just “ thoughts and prayers” from elected officials.   —  "We’re watching children become victims while they’re just trying to go to school," Perry said. “We want to come together and have a place to heal, support the victims, but also we’re not just going to go home until we follow up with some meaningful action.”  Our lawmakers who were in attendance, Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, called for a ban on assault rifles, bump stocks and for stricter background checks when purchasing a gun.  

POINT  —  Florida Carry, which advocates for the rights of gun owners statewide, backed the proposal to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms. The group also wants the Florida Legislature to eliminate “ Gun-free zones" across the state, according to our reporting partners at the Tampa Bay Times.

POINT  —   Current state law bans guns from all Florida schools.  The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has revived an ongoing legislative debate about how to respond to gun violence.  Democrats want the Legislature to take up gun control bills that have languished again this year, 

POINT  —  But Republican legislative leaders and liars are changing the narrative to mental health care .  They are talking about boosting mental health programs in Florida’s public schools as well considering measures that would bolster safety on school campuses but won’t sign any bills for gun control due to the NRA bribes.   ( GSB) Goose-Stepping Bastards who create rabbit holes when the money from the NRA is more important.


👺  More Guns In A State  More Deaths — 

People can debate the need for more or fewer armed guards at American schools, the use of active shooter drills and the wisdom of the idea that maybe even teachers should be packing heat.  But there's one thing that is indisputable in the available data on gun violence -- and the data is limited since until recently the federal government was effectively barred from gathering it.

The indisputable fact is that where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths.  This is true despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's attempt to explain away gun deaths at the elementary school in his state this week by comparing them to gun violence in Chicago.  That lying bastard a GOP sycophant and traitor to the country should be removed.

"I hate to say this, but there are more people who were shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas," Abbott said on Wednesday, arguing stricter gun laws are not a solution.  There are indeed a horrific number of gun deaths in Chicago each year. CNN has covered the problem.   But there are more gun deaths in Texas, by far, than in any other state, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


👺  More Die In Texas —  Texas suffered 4,164 gun deaths in 2020, the most recent year for which the CDC has published data and that's a rate of 14.2 deaths per 100,000 Texans.  California, by comparison, saw 3,449 deaths, a gun death rate of 8.5.

  • Texas does not have the highest gun death rate, however. Far from it.  The top states by gun death rates are:
    • Mississippi -- 28.6.
    • Louisiana -- 26.3.
    • Wyoming -- 25.9.
    • Missouri -- 23.9.
    • Alabama -- 23.6.
    • Alaska -- 23.5.
  • Here's where the lack of good federal data haunts us. It's hard to find solid gun ownership rates. The RAND Corporation, a non-profit research organization, has tried and published data on average gun ownership by state between 2007 and 2016.  All of those states with the highest gun death rates are among the ones with the highest gun ownership rates.
    • Mississippi -- 50% of adults live in a household with a gun.
    • Louisiana -- 48%.
    • Wyoming -- 59%.
    • Missouri -- 48%.
    • Alabama -- 50%.
    • Alaska -- 59%.
  • Where there are fewer guns, there are fewer gun deaths. The states with the lowest gun death rates in 2020, per the CDC (alongside the percentage of homes with a gun in 2007-2016, per RAND) were:
    • Hawaii -- 3.4 (8% of adults live in a household with a gun).
    • Massachusetts -- 3.7 (10%).
    • New Jersey -- 5 (8%).
    • Rhode Island -- 5.1 (11%).
    • New York -- 5.3 (14%).
  • The advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, which endorses stronger gun laws, takes the CDC data on gun deaths per 100,000 residents and puts that alongside each state's gun laws. The states with lower gun violence rates are mostly among the states with the strongest gun laws.
  • Conversely, with the exception of Louisiana, the states with the highest gun death rates and highest gun ownership rates are among the states Everytown says have the most lax gun laws. 


👺  Most Gun Deaths Are Suicides —  Obviously mass shootings can happen anywhere, as we saw earlier this month in Buffalo, New York, and this week in Uvalde, Texas.

But most gun deaths do not involve a mass shooting. 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.

👺  Cities Often Have Higher Gun Violence Rates Than States —  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.

  • According to Everytown's analysis of FBI data, the cities with the highest gun homicide rates in 2020 were all in 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.
    • Baltimore, where the gun laws are relatively strict, was next.


👺 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; and Tucson, Arizona. 

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. 

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."

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.


6/06/2022