Each time our nation suffers through another horrifying mass shooting we are told by the NRA and their enthusiasts that ANY restrictions on gun rights is the start down the proverbial slippery slope that will end with the government taking everybody's guns away.The truth is far different. We have already slid down the slippery slope and are now lying in a crumpled heap at the bottom.
The NRA used to be an organization that promoted gun safety, marksmanship and hunting. They have drifted far away from that and have become a group of fanatical gun rights advocated that now twist the meaning of the second amendment to cover whatever new advanced weaponry the gun manufacturers have invented from assault rifles to "cop killer" bullets to mega-magazines that hold dozens of bullets. We began sliding down the slippery slope when we stopped pushing back against making military-style weapons available to ordinary citizens. When the Assault Weapons Ban wasn't re-authorized we slid a lot farther. And every time there is a shooting and the NRA mouthpieces tell us "Now isn't the time to talk about gun violence", or we need MORE guns and we need to arm teachers and principals so that the next time a crazy person shoots up a school, the principal can pop a cap in his ass. Why aren't we ever allowed to look at the way other countries have dealt with gun violence and learn from them? Why can't we look to Canada, a country so similar to ours in culture, and see why they have so few gun deaths and we have so many?
Get ready for the gun crazies to tell us that this terrible atrocity is just what President Obama has been waiting for to take away everybody's guns. I say ENOUGH! Enough of being manipulated by gun manufacturers, lobbyists and the NRA. It's time for sensible gun policies that protect innocent citizens from the tragedies we are suffering through again and again. Time to climb back up that slippery slope.