Thursday, June 07, 2007


Tell Congress to Repeal the Restrictions on Crime Gun Trace Data

From Stop the NRA:
"The gun epidemic is our monthly 9/11, our weekly Katrina, a continuing Iraq war on our streets and in our schools. It is our daily Virginia Tech. Yet, we don’t focus on this threat until we get a Virginia Tech.And then our political leaders deliberately delay, hoping that we will stop caring. But we must send them the message that we are paying attention . . . that we don’t want tragedy after tragedy to happen while they do nothing. On that day, 33 people were killed by guns, including the shooter, and since that day, approximately 2,430 more Americans have been killed with guns. And for every death, there are another two or three seriously injured."

Thanks to the NRA, thousands die each month in the US from gun violence and the police are not given the tools to stop them. I support the Brady Campaign's efforts to end gun violence in America and you should too.

On another note, I see that local blogger "Johnathan Maxfield" (Alex Davis) is spreading his particular brand of irrationality beyond the confines of Staunton. A thinking person will see the flaws in Davis's logic; but the more I read about his fondness for guns and his juvenile behavior, the more I think he's exactly the kind of person we should not allow to get his hands on a firearm. You can read my original post after the tragedy and my correspondence with young Alex: here

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