Republican Blood Money

Blood Money

According to mass shooting data, under the leadership of Obama (2008 – 2016) there were a total of 37 mass shooting incidents with 308 fatalities and 308 injuries. We are only 9 months into the “leadership” of Trump and there have already been 10 mass shooting incidents with 112 fatalities and 520 injuries.

After each incident, Obama would call for common sense gun legislation. But with the blatant obstruction from Republicans in Congress, no such legislation was ever passed. In the age of Trump with a Republican controlled Congress, the only thing that we get is thoughts and prayer followed by statements that it is not the time to talk about gun regulations.

There is a greedy reason why we only get thoughts and prayers from the right, blood money from the NRA spent to buy members of Congress. Below are the top 10 members of the House and Senate and what they were paid to never bring forth common sense gun legislation.

The top ten House recipients are as follows:

  1. French Hill (R-AR) $1,089,477
  2.  Ken Buck (R-CO) $800,544
  3.  David Young (R-IA) $707,662
  4.  Mike Simpson (IND-ID) $385,731
  5.  Greg Gianforte (R-MT) $344,630
  6.  Don Young (R-AL) $245,720
  7. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) $221,736
  8.  Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) $201,398
  9.  Pete Sessions (R-TX) $158,111
  10.  Barbara Comstock (R-VA) $137,232

The top ten Senate recipients are as follows:

  1. John McCain (R-AZ) $7,740,521
  2. Richard Burr (R-NC) $6,986,620
  3. Roy Blunt (R-MO) $4,551,146
  4. Thom Tillis (R-NC) $4,418,012
  5. Cory Gardner (R-CO) $3,879,064
  6. Marco Rubio (R-FL) $3,303,355
  7. Joni Ernst (R-IA) $3,124,273
  8. Rob Portman (R-OH) $3,061,941
  9. Todd Young (R-IN) $2,896,732
  10. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) $2,861,047

Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr., the executive vice president of the NRA, is the main opposition of gun control policies. As such, in my humble opinion, LaPierre and all of the Senators and House Representatives he has bought off are guilty of multiple counts of mass murder for the role they have played in blocking any form of common sense gun regulation, all in the name of greed.

There are a few things we can do to fight back against these vile and evil people. We need to educate anyone and everyone about what common sense gun control is and is not. It IS keeping guns out of the hands of known criminals by way of extensive background checks and closing loopholes like the gun show loophole. It is NOT about taking guns away from everyone.

The NRA and Republicans continually bring up how owning guns are a Second Amendment Right. The Second Amendment reads as follows, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” There are some gun owners that are responsible gun owners, but what we are seeing today is not a “well regulated Militia”, it is a bunch of mentally unstable domestic terrorists taking out men, women and children.

When it is not safe to go to a movie in a theater, go to school or go to church, it is past time to talk about this issue. We must do something to change this now before more innocent people are killed.

 

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