Editor’s Note: If you believe for one second electing Republicans will protect your gun rights you need to look under the hood of Tennessee’s SUPER DUPER GOP MAJORITY in the General Assembly. Watch the video we posted not long ago. Those who’s loyalty if for party over the people. Those who protect their own stature among those who have amassed power to themselves rather than representing their constituents, we the people. Such people do not deserve our loyalty as it is NOT RECIPROCATED. In the case of the video shown in the link above it shows how committees are used to prevent your elected representatives from having any chance of reflecting your voice to vote for a bill with more sponsors than no votes on the committee that killed it. Not only that but of the 4 republicans and 2 democrats on the committee only two republicans supported your right to have a voice through your representative. The other two republicans voted NO with the democrats and then changed their votes on the record the next day to “present not voting” so their constituents would not know what they did. But evidence of their tyranny remains. Had they actually voted “present not voting” the bill would have still been alive for reconsideration. Only when a bill is killed with a simple majority is it dead in that session. The bill was DEAD at that point.
In an email sent out over the weekend by the Democratic Party, President Barack Obama urges followers to join him in the effort to enact stricter gun laws.
“We have not gone more than eight days without a mass shooting in this country this year,” Obama begins in the email. “That means that each week, more families are grieving, more communities are being pieced back together. As a nation, we’re holding everyone affected by these heartbreaking events in our prayers.”
But, he adds, prayers aren’t enough. The email links to a Democrats.org webpage where recipients can add their name to a petition to support the cause.
Obama says there have been more than 300 mass shootings in the United States so far in 2015, killing nearly 400 and injuring 1,000.
“We can’t sweep this problem under the rug, or allow ourselves to become numb to it, or accept that there’s nothing we can do because ‘stuff happens,'” a reference to a statement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush after the October Oregon community college shootings.
“Let me be clear about this: Unless we do something – change our politics and change our laws – these painful tragedies will continue,” Obama says.
He does not lay out a specific strategy.
Obama says the issue is not about the Second Amendment, but about “commonsense reform measures” the American people want.
Despite his previous attempts at executive actions, Obama says, “I cannot change this by myself.
“I need members of Congress, state legislatures, and governors who will work with me,” he says. “And I need people like you to stand up and say that enough is enough.”
The president cites such Democratic gains as Obamacare, same-sex marriage and climate change.
“But this is one thing we haven’t been able to do,” he said. “We have not reformed our gun laws to help reduce the unnecessary deaths we see in this country every single day.”
But it is not too late, he said, “by making sure we urge future leaders to act where we have been stalled.”