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Another Shooting and Nationwide Indignation Must Finally Force Passage of Gun Control Legislation

Our Congress and Senate members practice unconscionable dereliction of duty every day when they show up to work.

By KenPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Imagine what would happen if you went to your job each day and, as soon as you get there, you sat down and did nothing for the rest of the day. How long would you last before your employer would fire you?

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is what is happening in Washington, D.C. these days. A maniac goes berserk and snuffs out 21 lives in one of the worst tragedies our nation has ever seen and none of the legislation proposed for gun control is being voted on, much less enacted.

What’s more, that legislation that does get voted on is watered down so much, that it makes the gun-control effort meaningless. All it does is give bragging rights to the politicians who vote for it.

Lawmakers tell us there are no easy answers. I disagree! The answers are plain and simple. It is the discomfort that you would all feel if you let down your donors and their discomfort with you would trickle down to their suppliers who, in turn, would express their discomfort to their customers, us!

Take it to the next logical step and you end up voted out of office by us, the very people you were elected to preserve, protect, and defend — oh, the irony!

All those who will not vote to ban AR-15s, M-16s, and all other assault-style weapons, all those who won’t vote for background checks, waiting periods, or any of the dozens of actions that you could take to limit our exposure to gun violence, what have you forgotten? Who have you forgotten?

I’ll give you a hint:

  • You’ve forgotten our slain children,
  • You’ve forgotten our slain schoolteachers.
  • You’ve forgotten the extreme urgency of the need to protect our schools,
  • You’ve forgotten our unsafe playgrounds,
  • You’ve forgotten all of the victims of all the mass shootings and bombings that have taken place throughout our nation.
  • You've forgotten that people vote.

Prepare your conscience right now. There will be more unknown shootings, more shooters, and more mass deaths, and they will all be on your conscience. All of you will have to explain your votes to the loved ones of those who died.

Oh, and one more thing you seem to have forgotten: Us… the ones who vote. We are the ones who will decide your political fate--some as soon as this November.

When you are no longer in office, how would you like to be remembered? What will your accomplishments be? Were they substantial, or were they meaningless?

Try these on for size:

"I voted to build a road to nowhere--it's located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is named Lakeshore Drive. It starts in Bryson City, N.C. and travels into the park for 8 miles, then, abruptly stops at a tunnel." Eight miles of nothing! Our tax dollars at work!

"I voted to build a wall along the border. It separates the United States from Mexico. It doesn't stop anyone who can buy a plane ticket to fly over the wall, but it sure is a pretty wall."

Author's note: I have been hearing of multiple attempts to dig under the wall, with some of those attempts being highly successful.

"I voted to raise my pay. I also voted to continue to allow members of Congress and the Senate to use insider information to buy and sell stock at a huge profit.

All of these "accomplishments" you shall have to justify one of these days. You will have to explain why your needs outweighed the needs of all of your constituents, and you will be held accountable.

May God forgive you when you answer His call!

Thanks for reading this!

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