I’m not suggesting you contribute to this snappy Indiegogo crowd-raiser, just that you take three minutes to watch. It’s really crazy how so many toddlers are shooting people — and how so many parents seem to be raising their pre-teens to embrace handguns. Whether “Bullets Over Preschool” will ever be produced, or be any good, or do any good, I cannot say. But the video tells quite a tale.
And it’s nuts.
So it was timely to receive this from Senator Chris Murphy today:
Sixteen years ago today, shortly after the tragic mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre testified in front of Congress about background checks:
“We think it’s reasonable to provide mandatory instant background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere, for anyone.” — NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on May 27, 1999
That shows just how far the NRA has strayed from mainstream American thought over the past decade and a half.
But it’s not just background checks — the NRA also used to work with state legislatures on bills to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
But last year, when Democratic Senators introduced a bill to prohibit stalkers and domestic abusers from obtaining guns, the NRA said Congress had no role in “disputes between family members and social acquaintances.”
Thankfully, the Senate is set to try again, and I’m asking you to stand with us.
When, oh when, will a sensible alternative to the NRA gain traction? Someplace for the 74% of NRA members who favor universal background checks to send their annual membership dues?