The NRA continues to proudly splash about within the blood coating its Board, its membership, its checking account, and the politicians bought by all of the above. This weekend’s conference, with out an oz of disgrace, promoted the very same sort of gun that’s answerable for each vital mass taking pictures within the final fifteen years, the AR-15 “sort” assault rifle. (Solely in America do we have now mass shootings and solely in America do we have now to distinguish between the “well-known” ones.) This yr, that promotion consists of the Daniel Protection DDM4 V7 rifle. The truth that this sort of gun is infamous just for assaults and never “protection,” is of regardless of to the NRA. Based on The Insider:
As a part of its ongoing “Banned Weapons Giveaway” the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation this week raffled off a Daniel Protection DDM4 V7 rifle — the identical gun used simply days earlier throughout a college taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 21 individuals.
“The NRA is making a gift of 12 world-class weapons that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi need to ban!” reads the web site and commercials for the NRA’s giveaway, which opened simply sooner or later earlier than the taking pictures occurred and ran for 4 days after.
The NRA is just not involved that it’s not simply President Biden, Vice President Harris… that need the gun banned. As of 2019, a Fox Information poll confirmed that 66% of the American individuals favor a ban on the mass-shooting weapon of selection, a weapon so highly effective and so misplaced in a civilized society that the police in Uvalde have been afraid to maneuver in towards such warlike firepower.
The prize package deal is one among a number of firearms being raffled via the giveaway and consists of the identical mannequin gun as was used within the mass taking pictures at Robb Elementary Faculty in addition to 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
As if the gun wasn’t unhealthy sufficient, the recipient additionally will get the 1,000 rounds of ammunition as a way to pull off the following mass taking pictures, ought to he select to take action.
If the USA merely banned this sort of weapon, the assault rifle, it could save tons of to hundreds of lives. As sick as it’s, there’s a purpose our physique counts have gone from six or so to 21, 49, 58, 31, and so on. and it isn’t simply the upper capability of the assault rifle.
No, merely put, the AR-15-style assault rifle shoots a heavier spherical at a lot greater velocities. The extra weight, the upper velocity, equates to vastly extra momentum and thus far more tissue injury to a physique. An individual hit within the pelvic space or higher shoulder by a handgun will doubtless survive. An individual hit wherever close to the middle by the excessive velocity and heavy spherical from the assault rifle dies. It’s a weapon designed for conflict.
It’s peak “NRA” handy one out in a raffle, like a toy, a prize ready-made to kill.
Jason Miciak believes a day with out studying is a day not lived. He’s a political author, options author, writer, and legal professional. He’s a Canadian-born twin citizen who spent his teen and faculty years within the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a younger woman, writing from the seashores of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, whereas additionally finding out scientific philosophy, faith, and non-math rules behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please be at liberty to contact for talking engagements or any considerations.