I am heartsick at the state of my/our divided country because of guns, abortion, immigration, taxation, white supremacy , fascism and Trump issues. I hope I can finish out my days w/o the US falling into an open civil war. (Although the on-going civil war in the media is as bad.)
There are more guns, legal and illegal, owned and on the streets than the entire population of the US. Statistically every baby owns a gun. GrannyGravy13 you are correct - the gun lobby here is far too powerful to overcome. The GOP (Republicans) REFUSE to say anything in fear of being primaried and replaced, so those individuals have placed gun ownership (and lack of safer laws) over the safety of children. It’s sheer insanity!
No one will speak up and nothing will change until some unspeakable tragedy hits these politicians personally. That’s how I feel. But even then, they might back down in deference to greed and need to stay in power. I find most politicians the heighth of hypocrisy. Biden has strong anti-gun support in Congress but not enough to overturn laws. Perhaps the 2024 elections will yield even more Democrats to help in the fight.
Are we paranoid? Political climate can do that to some. You never know when you kiss your children, husband/wife goodbye in the morning if you’ll ever see them again. You can’t take anything for granted anymore.
Luckily, I am surrounded by rational thinkers (family, friends, former coworkers, neighbors) who are not likely to fall into a cult.
This is the longest response I’ve ever posted here and I apologize for my rant. May everyone everywhere stay safe… wishing you CLEAR SKIES AND WIDE EYES as we all confront these issues globally.
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