Posts Tagged ‘gun control’
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords wrote in a New York Times guest editorial forcefully about her feelings toward (46) U.S. Senators who voted against the gun control package of bills on April 17. Excerpts from her Op-Ed article are below.
We advocates for anti-bullying legislation are told to tiptoe around lawmakers lest we offend them. Meanwhile the business lobbyists lie about bullying and the specifics of our bill. We get crushed by remaining civil and polite. It’s time for a change.
But Giffords reminds us that elected officials work for us and can be fired when they make wrong decisions. When their self-interest in re-election funds overwhelm doing the right thing for public safety and they coddle the NRA and Gun Owners of America and do their bidding instead. Her remarks are not delicate. Candor from this former politician is welcome.
We take her words as inspiration for all who help the campaign to enact the Healthy Workplace Bill. Giffords is a one-issue advocate now, like us. She spares no wrath when telling the truth. We should be so bold.
Here is some of what she wrote:
Tags: cowardly senators, Gabrielle Giffords, Gary Namie, gun control, Healthy Workplace Bill
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Thursday, January 10th, 2013
James Yeager, is threatening to “start killing people” if President Barack Obama moves forward with gun control measures. He is CEO of Tactical Response, a Camden, Tennessee company that specializes in weapons and tactical training. Watch his unedited rant. Opponents of any form of gun control, however tame and measured, latched on to the “mental illness” connection with shooters to delay any swift action on the heels of the Newton massacre.
Well, how stable is Yeager’s mental health? Does he pose a threat to society? How much more evidence should be required? Shouldn’t he lose his license to sell and use, or even be near, firearms?
Let’s see how the country reacts to this demonstrated a paucity impulse control. By the way, he’s also someone’s boss. Violence threat assessment team, where are you?
If we don’t condemn this nonsense, America has no moral compass.
Tags: gun control, gun nut, gun safety, James Yeager, safety threat, Tactical Response
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