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“We Don’t Have to Live Like This”: March for Our Lives Unveils Sweeping Plan to Address Gun Violence and Strengthen Democracy

August 24, 2019

We don’t have to live in a nation where teachers are spending one day per year participating in “active shooter drills” so that everyone can have access to military grade weapons and ammunition designed to ensure maximum harm. This spirit and soul sucking experience is happening across the country, reinforcing to teachers that school shootings are a commonplace event and that many of their students and/or community members are stocking up armaments and preparing for an invasion of the school, reinforcing that they and their students should be willing to sacrifice their freedom and privacy in the name of “safety”.

This needs to stop quickly before it becomes a part of every school’s DNA… and the best way to stop it is to endorse the kind of legislative package being promoted by the March of Our Lives.

And for anyone who opposes the ideas advanced by this group, I await your explanation on why someone on our national no-fly list can buy weapons… why we restrict ammunition for shooting birds but not ammunition for military grade weapons designed to kill humans… why someone whose mental condition might make them unfit for military duty can buy any kind of weapon they wish… why weapons that require hours of training for use in the military are available to anyone to use in civilian life without any training. The NRA has “convinced” legislators and many of their members that ANY restriction to access to weapons and ammunition is an irreversible “slippery slope” that will ultimately lead to the confiscation of all weapons from everyone. I have never read of or heard of any such proposal from even the most progressive politicians.

We now take our shoes off to get on board airplanes, have seatbelt installed in every car and mandated in virtually every state of the union, can no longer buy lawn darts, wrestle with caps on over-the-counter medications, and require licenses for everything from cars to fishing to hairdressing… and WE have to live in fear because the NRA is afraid of a “slippery slope”? Something is very wrong with this picture. We don’t have to live like this!

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