‘Demand A Plan’ For Gun Control Is A Celebrity Endorsement That I Can Get Behind

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After sitting through that ridiculous press conference, in which the NRA blamed gun violence on video games, television, and – wait for it – not enough guns, it was refreshing to see some familiar faces take a stand for common sense and against the talking points that gun proponents always use in the wake of any terrible tragedy involving their precious weapons of choice.

“Columbine.

Virginia Tech.

Tuscon.

Aurora.

Fort Hood.

Oak Creek.

Newtown.

How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theaters?  How many more houses of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners? How many more?

Enough. Demand a plan. Right now. As a mom. As a dad. As a friend. As a husband. As a wife. As an American. As a human being. For the children of Sandy Hook. No more lists of names.

It’s not too soon, it’s too late.

This is how the PSA begins, and honestly, I couldn’t agree more. The past week has certainly shown that there are polarizing issues that divide us as people, as a community, and as a nation. If it wasn’t obvious before, we now know that gun control is one of them. I understand that there are some who will never agree that tougher laws on gun ownership will change anything. It’s been made painfully obvious by those who insist armed guards in schools are the answer – that more guns are the answer to our escalating problem with violence in this country.

I just don’t get it. Which is why it is refreshing to see people with a hell of a lot more influence than myself get up and make a statement. It’s refreshing to hear that I am not alone in my utter confusion about our love affair with weapons and our boundless need to twist an element of the constitution that was supposed to guarantee freedom, into one that guarantees nothing but unrestricted chaos.

I agree. “It’s time for our leaders to act. Demand a plan. Right now.”

Enough.

 

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    • Jessie

      Maybe if those same people would stop glorifying the use of guns and violence in their movies and music videos, I would take them more seriously. Right now, all I see are hypocrites.

    • billy

      Responsible gun owners try and teach their kids safety and responsibility. Celebrities make money on showing kids what not to do.

      • alice

        when kids consistently steal their parent’s guns for misuse, what is the excuse? that the parents weren’t responsible gun owners? or that they were, and the kids were just so lured by media violence that it overrode all their well learned gun respect?

    • http://www.facebook.com/debra.rakes Debra Rakes

      I’m sorry but I have to agree with NRA.We allowed this happen.I want to know why no was shouting for hollywood to quit for the violence movies.Quit making violent games.When will the government allow parents to be parents.Schools bring the pledge,prayer and paddle back!Government help the mentally ill.This is just part of it.Clinton wanted armed guards in schools,but no one wanted it!

      • Jay

        Hey, we have violent movies and games in the UK, and no one is slaughtering children in primary schools. We don’t have prayers, pledges or the paddle, and no one is shooting up our cinemas. And we certainly don’t have armed guards in our schools.

        What we do have is gun control. And considering we’ve had one school shooting EVER (16 years ago, at that), and the US have had SIX in 2012 alone, I can’t see how you can make any of the claims that you do.

      • http://twitter.com/mojomonkey_12 Jeremy M. Brown

        Yes, and you also have FAR MORE violence including assault, sexual assault, home invasions, etc. The truth is that the guns they want banned account for very little of what is actually being used in crime. By the way…I believe we fought for our freedom so that we would not have to live like the UK…

      • AlbinoWino

        Do you also agree with the fact that the NRA does not support universal background checks? And let me get this straight-you think having the paddle in schools and inflicting pain/violence and students will lead them to not become violent? Hmm. Making everyone follow only the Christian faith and prayer in public schools will automatically make them more moral? Plenty of schools say the pledge. I did all the time in school and I graduated high school in 2004. I was not aware that saying the pledge was directly linked to becoming a good, nonviolent human being. I also never witnessed government officials ever once come into my family’s home and tell my parents how to parent. Your level of delusion is pathetic and alarming. I feel sorry for any offspring of yours.

        Also, the mother of the Newtown killer had guns in her home. How’d that work out for her again? Get some help, lady. You are out of your damn mind.

    • MIke Hunt

      Self-Serving hypocrites. They support guns and violence only if they can line their pockets in the process

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OayyLQi6vE

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