Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The GOP Base Clings to Their Guns and Bibles to Kill Innocent Americans

by Sunnyjane

Sadly, it's a profitable era in which to be a mortician.
On Sunday, June 8, Amanda and Jerad Miller decided they would kill some people.  It is unknown if they were actively seeking out police officers or if they just happened to spot a police cruiser in the parking lot of CiCi's Pizza establishment.  It really doesn't matter; two women are widows and four children are fatherless.  

In 2012, Jerad Miller wrote in a post for far-right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars: For the most part, I’m a law abiding citizen.  I believe in God’s law.  You know the ones.  Dont steal, dont murder, etc.   Further into his poorly spelled me-as-victim rant, he said, So, do I kill cops and make a stand when they come to get me?

No police officers were coming to get him, so he went to get them -- just in case, I guess.  I dunno.  

These people make my head hurt.

The Blood-Soaked Hands of the NRA and the Gun Industry
But it sounded real good at CPAC!
Joseph Wilcox, a Wal-Mart shopper on that fateful killing day, bought into the NRA myth that a good man with a gun can stop a bad man with a gun.  His funeral will be held in a few days.

The gun industry -- a fourteen billion dollar a year business -- relies on the NRA for their lobbying expertise.  This has been going on since 2005, when congress passed a law protecting gun manufacturers and sellers from being sued due to death or injury for which their products were responsible.  It shouldn't take a rocket science to figure out which party held the majority in both the House and the Senate in 2005.

The ability to sue the producers and merchants of these killing machines would dramatically decrease this senseless violence.  But the GOP relies on the NRA for campaign support; in 2012, the organization spent $87,253 against Democrats and $664,531 for Republicans.

My head hurts.

The Games People Play Will Kill You

There's a lot of that going around.
A responsible gun owner in Indiana decided to play the always amusing gun-game with his  fiancĂ©e’s three-year-old son.  He forgot his gun was loaded and shot the boy in the head.  He died.

The responsible gun owner was charged with felony child neglect and the prosecutor called it an unfortunate incident.  

Did I mention that my head hurts?

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