I am shocked and saddened at the news of the deadly community college mass shooting in Oregon. I feel I must take some sort of action to help end this violence, but I am also well aware that our nation’s politicians refuse to take any action that goes against the powerful NRA lobby that is controling the national discourse.
I have decided that it is time for me to take a stand on social media and utilize the controls at my deposal at Facebook, Twitter, blogging sites and other media to limit the message that gun violence is acceptable and state unequivocally that I do not accept the NRA vision of America.
I am not against someone owning a rifle or a handgun, but I see absolutely no need for semi-auto weaponry, huge magazine clips and ammunition designed to penetrate body armor. I am against turning America into a gun toting state, run by small minded bullies
I will in the future delete, block or attempt to stop any pro-high powered weaponry message posted in content I can control.
Further, I will unfriend, block or disassociate myself from anyone I judge to be a gun ownership extremist! They may have the right to their views, but I have the right not to give them a platform that is diametrically opposed to my beliefs. I realize that this will cost me friends, but I can no longer stand to listen to anyone bragging about, or glorifying a technology of murder.
Discourse and debate is no longer enough I must take a stand! Stupidity is no longer acceptable…