Is congress micro managing the N.R.A.?

“I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.” -Robin William

It seems that micro managing events in the White House these days is a Trump strategy that is landing him not only in trouble with porn stars and law makers but also causing the National Rifle Association to make some unwanted concessions of its own.

It seems that the president is pussy footing around (pardon the sexist expression) with the second amendment right to bear arms and is engaging in his familiar two-step routine of taking a position and then shifting out of it as deftly and as competently as  snake oil salesman facing a customer complaint.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens might have a solution. He is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.

Repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association’s ability to “block constructive gun control legislation.”

This way grade school children would not have to learn CPR , march in the streets and miss out on their formalized education opportunities.

Teachers would not have to bear arms in the classroom, teach their students the best tactic to avoid getting shot and parents could breathe a lot easier when their children were in school.

In his essay published Tuesday, Stevens talks about the “March for Our Lives” events on Saturday which drew crowds in cities across the country.

Stevens said the demonstrations “reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.”

He said the support “is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms.”

I forgot to mention that the National Rifle Association ( NRA) would be miffed by the bold move but who really cares? – gc



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