What do you do when you can’t trust your government? Not that this is a new problem. Maybe I’m just paying more attention, or listening to All Things Considered more. This report angers me to no end. To sum up, the Administration and Congress have decided that some civil liberties are OK to destroy and others, like the right to buy automatic weapons and provide terrorist organizations with all the firepower they need is OK. Why is it OK? Because they’ve all sold their souls to Charlton Heston and the gun freaks in the NRA. They’ve tightened airport security, can hold people without trial or even a hearing, can do all kinds of things they shouldn’t – and still, you don’t have to go through a background check to buy a gun, and can ship 900 automatic weapons to Columbian Guerillas without telling anyone, and that’s fine.
I just don’t get it. Is it the money? Is it power? Is it the fact that the NRA provides a certain amount of votes for those folks every time they’re up for re-election? The people who like guns really can have it both ways. I don’t see the problem with registering a gun. You have to do several registrations, tests and inspections to drive a car, why not to own a firearm? It makes no sense. We can have logical and responsible gun control. Why don’t we? Who do we have to get out of office to get it? Who do I have to vote for?