and should be regarded as such.
We need to learn to recognize the truth for being the truth.
Is he capable of recognizing that whomever it is that he prays to, his 'Prayers' were not answered ???
The truth is that when the government sends the army down the street heavily armed in every dimension, and the air force flies over-head, heavily armed beyond comprehension,
we citizens will not be able to 'defend' ourselves in the slightest degree. Our 'right to bear arms' is a meaningless mythology that has never been relevant to reality or realism.
And that is true regardless of in whose hands they happen to be. In this country, the Police are theoretically to be regarded as the 'good guy', but in truth are murderous - rendering them the 'bad guy'... and that government the NRA wants armed citizens to protect themselves from are supposed to be the 'good guy'...
But no matter what arguments are used and no matter how convincing they may sound, the truth is that "Guns Kill People".
Our Politicians are completely without conscious.
It is the Fault of the Voters that our Country is the way it is.
The way we are would appear to be unbelievable but it is true. We can easily see how we are.
Kill, kill, kill. We kill over there and we kill right here.
Kill, kill, kill. We kill everyone and anyone...
and NRA Funding…
New York Times
Most Americans support stronger gun laws — laws that would reduce deaths. But Republicans in Congress stand in the way. They fear alienating their primary voters and the National Rifle Association.
Below are the top 10 career recipients of N.R.A. funding – through donations or spending to benefit the candidate – among both current House and Senate members, along with their statements about the Las Vegas massacre. These representatives have a lot to say about it. All the while, they refuse to do anything to avoid the next massacre.
1. John McCain Arizona
“Cindy & I are praying for the victims of the terrible #LasVegasShooting & their families.”
$7,740,521 FROM THE N.R.A.
2. Richard Burr North Carolina
“My heart is with the people of Las Vegas and their first responders today. This morning’s tragic violence has absolutely no place here in America.”
$6,986,620 FROM THE N.R.A.
3. Roy Blunt Missouri
“Saddened by the tragic loss of life in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with all of the families affected by this horrific attack.”
$4,551,146 FROM THE N.R.A.
4. Thom Tillis North Carolina
“Susan and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the victims of this horrific and senseless tragedy in Las Vegas.”
$4,418,012 FROM THE N.R.A.
5. Cory Gardner Colorado
“My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night.”
$3,879,064 FROM THE N.R.A.
6. Marco Rubio Florida
“I’m praying for all the victims, their families, and our first responders in the #LasVegas #MandalayBay shooting.”
$3,303,355 FROM THE N.R.A.
7. Joni Ernst Iowa
“My prayers are with all of the victims in Las Vegas, and their loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence.”
$3,124,273 FROM THE N.R.A.
8. Rob Portman Ohio
“Jane & I mourn the loss of innocent lives in this horrific attack in Las Vegas last night. We are praying for those taken from us, their families & all those injured in this attack.”
$3,061,941 FROM THE N.R.A.
9. Todd Young Indiana
“We must offer our full support to the victims and their families as our nation mourns.”
$2,896,732 FROM THE N.R.A.
10. Bill Cassidy Louisiana
“Following closely the horrendous act of violence in Las Vegas. Our prayers are with those who were injured, killed and their families.”
$2,861,047 FROM THE N.R.A.
1. French Hill Arkansas
“Martha and I are praying for the families and victims of this senseless act of evil. […] We must continue to work together to stop this kind of terror.”
$1,089,477FROM THE N.R.A.
2. Ken Buck Colorado
“I'm praying for all of those impacted by the evil events in Las Vegas last night. Our country must stand together in support of the families of the victims and the community.”
$800,544 FROM THE N.R.A.
3. David Young Iowa
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends of the horrific and evil tragedy in Las Vegas.”
$707,662 FROM THE N.R.A.
4. Mike Simpson Idaho
“Though no words can heal our hurt, and no explanation will ever feel sufficient, I pray that all involved may find comfort as we process this devastating tragedy.”
$385,731 FROM THE N.R.A.
5. Greg Gianforte Montana
No statement released.
$344,630 FROM THE N.R.A.
6. Don Young Alaska
“Anne and I are praying for all those involved or impacted by this heinous act of violence.”
$245,720 FROM THE N.R.A.
7. Lloyd Smucker Pennsylvania
“Horrific act of violence in Las Vegas. Cindy and I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders.”
$221,736 FROM THE N.R.A.
8. Bruce Poliquin Maine
“My thoughts are with all those effected in the horrifying attacks in Las Vegas. The nation is with you.”
$201,398 FROM THE N.R.A.
9. Pete Sessions Texas
“My deepest sympathies are with all who were harmed by this horrific tragedy.”
$158,111 FROM THE N.R.A.
10. Barbara Comstock Virginia
“I am heartbroken by the mass murder that took place last night in Las Vegas and I am praying for the victims, families, and first responders.”
$137,232 FROM THE N.R.A.
Using numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we found that from 2001 to 2013, 406,496 people died by firearms on U.S. soil. (2013 is the most recent year CDC data for deaths by firearms is available.) This data covered all manners of death, including homicide, accident and suicide.
According to the U.S. State Department, the number of U.S. citizens killed overseas as a result of incidents of terrorism from 2001 to 2013 was 350.
In addition, we compiled all terrorism incidents inside the U.S. and found that between 2001 and 2013, there were 3,030 people killed in domestic acts of terrorism.* This brings the total to 3,380.
Those are numbers from 2013. We are in 2017 and we’ve lost count of the number of Americans killed by guns since then. But let’s be clear on this. The NRA has murdered more than 100 times as many Americans as al-Qaeda and ISIS and MS-13 and every other boogeyman the Republicans have thrown at the pump truppets and their enablers since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
The NRA is a terrorist organization, and a pretty damn efficient one at that. Because it’s fluffers in the GOP aren’t going to do anything to put an end to its reign of carnage. All they’re going to do is this:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement that his office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed: “The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Sutherland Springs as tragic reports come out of First Baptist Church.”
More thoughts and prayers while the deadly reign of the NRA continues. That’s all Republicans ever offer.