Welcome to my world. Welcome to OUR world. Welcome to our flawed and sometimes really, really shitty world.
Welcome to my world. Here is the list of my elected officials along with their NRA Rating:
- US Rep John Culberson – 100%, also received the 4th highest amount of NRA contributions on any US Representative
- US Sen Ted Cruz – 100%, in his presidential run, received the 2nd highest amount of NRA contributions (Ben Carson won this dubious category)
- US Sen John Cornyn – 93%
- TX Gov Greg Abbot – 100%
- TX Lt Gov Dan Patrick – 93%
- State Rep Jim Murphy – 92%
- State Sen Joan Huffman – 93%
It is long past time to enact some common sense gun control legislation. I never correspond with my elected officials, but I promise that all of the above will hear personally from me. My message will be simple. We’ve tried the experiment that more guns, made easier to obtain, will make America safer. Let’s try less guns. Let’s make it a little bit more inconvenient to buy and own and carry them. Let’s at least clamp down on guns that have no purpose except to kill people with excessive amounts of bullets.
It doesn’t matter how many people I agree with on twitter, “liking” tweets doesn’t make my world any better. I could do more research and try to fill this post with facts and statistics that support what I believe to true. You’ve heard and read and seen it all though. You already know all the facts and statistics there are to support what you believe to be true. Surely we do all believe that gun violence is not a good thing. There must be steps that we can take to make there be less of it.
It took me, the amateur wordsmith, six steps: guns -> duns -> dons -> done -> dove -> love
It’s time for America and the american political establishment to take the first step. Because if we, all of us, don’t take the first step, we’ll never get there.