Today brought another very well argued and researched article on the NRA.
These types of articles are coming fast and furious now. I don’t know if anyone else feels this: but it sure seems like the public is becoming much more engaged on preventing the epidemic that is gun violence in America.
If you’re not following one of major non-profits fighting for common sense gun control on Facebook – you should be. It’s the easiest way to stay informed.
They all have a different flavor and flair, so see which suits your taste.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Moms Demand Action
Everytown for Gun Safety
Sandy Hook Promise
Gabby Giffords – Americans for Responsible Solutions
In case you missed the news, some families of Sandy Hook are bringing a lawsuit against Bushmaster for incorrectly distributing Adam Lanza’s gun – the AR-15.
The Bloomberg Businessweek article explains why they don’t view this suit as likely to be successful. I’m not a lawyer so I can’t gauge their predictions.
I did, however, note that the article points to the 2005 legislation called the ‘Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act’ which was promoted by the NRA and signed by-President George W. Bush (who would later renounce his NRA membership.) It shields gun manufacturers from liability suits (aka a liability-shield law.) And this is the primary reasons the lawsuit will fail.
The good news? This lawsuit will raise awareness about this super shady law. I don’t think many Americans are aware of its existence. They soon will. Boom.
This one happened not too far from us this morning.
My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims.
And all I can hope is that out of this tragedy comes something good: that this country starts standing up to the gun lobby.
Because the gun lobby doesn’t represent a huge majority of Americans. They don’t even represent gun owners. They represent gun manufacturers. And promote illogical, emotive fear mongering to push their agenda and increase sales of guns.
Let’s expand this conversation to include everyone. Including gun owners.