July 27, 2012

If Guns were as regulated as Cars.

President George HW Bush’s letter to the NRA: 

But first, a bonus: “George H. W. Bush’s letter to Bill Clinton on the day Bill Clinton assumed the office of President of the United States.”



“George H. W. Bush’s letter to Bill Clinton on the day Bill Clinton assumed the office of President of the United States.” ???? No man, or woman, or public servant is perfect. In this age of social media, we seek to tear down our leaders. But those leaders who serve—may we bow our heads in a moment of gratitude, and appreciate that they offered us a less partisan time, a time of greater environmental stewardship for all of us, a time not so long ago when basic compassion, honesty, civility and decency were, if not lived up to always, held up as the standard. ~ #waylonlewis ????? “Your success is OUR country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.” No matter our political affiliation, a great man is a kind, gentle man. RIP 41. ??❤️??? #president #ovaloffice #georgehwbush #texas #houston #yale #greatman #navalaviator #pilot #veteran #lifelongservice #devotedhusband ???? “And I do not mistrust the future. I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God’s love is truly boundless.” ???❤️? #41 #georgehwbush #patriot ? All views welcome as long as honest, helpful, respectful: elephantjournal.com/post ?

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Okay, President Bush’s letter to the NRA:

The front page of today’s Daily News issue. Read: How to Reduce School Shootings.


Car deaths have been strikingly reduced since the 70s–because of commonsense safety measures.

“Senators who voted against the Assault Weapons Ban.”
Assault Weapons Ban

Assault Weapons Ban

If Guns were as Regulated as Cars. {Infographic}


Photo: Occupy Posters

This is the least we all should expect of responsible gun owners. Right?

Earlier today, I posted a brilliant Colbert video on my facebook page that addressed gun violence. A gun owner commented:

Most gun owners (including myself) that I know support the assault rifle ban. They don’t want to have to defend themselves with a pistol when the other guy has armor piercing rounds firing at over 20 rounds per second…  I think that’s just logical.

My reply:

Well, sure, that’s logical, and glad you support the assault rifle ban! Keeping up with the Jones’s guns isn’t going to work, tho, so I hope there’s a resolution on this one day soooooon.

And he agreed, saying, “we can’t just get into an arms race with the sociopaths of this world.” He said more, but you get the general idea. These types of discussions are going on all over the place…some more heated than others. And, the conversations will die down as time passes. Until the next unfortunate tragedy ignites more debate.

Some people believe violent assault weapons used in massive shootings are purchased illegally. Um, nope. Not the case.


Isn’t it time to go back to banning assault weapons?


Do you believe gun violence tragedies would decrease if guns were as regulated as cars? Do you have a better solution?

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