Very Proud Of Democrats Who Fight For Gun Control On House Floor
There is no way to express my sincere pleasure when earlier today I read the breaking news.
Dozens of House Democrats are staging a “sit-in” on the House floor until they are allowed a vote on a so-called “no fly, no buy” gun control bill. It is the most dramatic action by House Democrats on gun control since the Orlando shooting on June 12 that left 49 dead and 53 wounded.
As I write the “sit-in” is now in its 9th hour.
With too many Republicans bought and sold by the National Rifle Association, while the vast majority of Americans are in support of the legislation–including the majority of gun owners–meant that it was time Democrats had to act and show the nation what leadership on this issue looks like.
My congressman, Mark Pocan, along with Senator Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Gwen S. Moore makes this whole state proud for undertaking the moral and sound move of trying to bring sanity to just one small area of our national guns laws.
While the process chosen to make an impact on this matter is not the ordered manner that I prefer to have unfold, it is also true that the carnage left in the gay nightclub in Orlando was just more than then nation should have to endure when answers exist to solve the deadly outcome of guns. Since the NRA thinks they own the congress it is time the people were heard.
Congressman John Lewis, a legend in the civil-rights movement, led the charge in the House on this matter and spoke perfectly about why this had to happen.
What is the tipping point? Are we blind? Can we see? How many more mothers, how many more fathers need to shed tears of grief before we do something? We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise, when you have to move your feet. This is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more.
The nation is watching. The rank-and-file voter knows the cost of unbridled greed from gun manufactures, the callous disregard from the NRA, while the uneducated boobs who mimic the gun industry lines are not even aware they are pawns in the process.
So I am proud of this band of elected officials who have made it known they believe in a better society and plan to make it happen.
Demanding a background system that has time to work prior to a gun purchase, not allowing people on watch lists from obtaining a weapon, and denying those on the no-fly list from purchasing a gun are all the common-sense measures that the populace supports.
The GOP now has the political glare on their faces. Will they stand with the people or the NRA?