America and Guns.

Today is the 25th day of 2023, and there have already been 39 mass shootings in this country, resulting in 70 dead, 167 injured, and countless traumatized.

Mary Trump

New York Times January 25, 2023

The back-to-back massacres illustrate what, for many, feels like a near constant drumbeat of mass shootings in America. Already, in the first 24 days of the year, there have been at least 39 mass shootings nationwide, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that tracks gun violence and defines a mass shooting as an event in which four or more people are shot or killed.

In California, the pace has felt especially unrelenting. Last week, gunmen killed six people in Tulare County, including a 16-year-old and her 10-month-old child. Then, on Saturday, there was the Monterey Park shooting that killed 11. Less than 48 hours later, the massacre in Half Moon Bay happened.

We must end these deaths, and we can if we act as a unified pressure group, quietly and constantly stating our case.

Gun rights are a wedge issue of wealthy or corporate interests to undermine the government of the people.

‘Open carry and stand your ground’ gun laws are from ALEC. The American Legislative Council. This council has enormous power among Republicans all over America. This council will fight to protect the right of any individual to own a gun.

Why: Because we, the people, allow it.

American Legislative Exchange Council

What does the 2nd Amendment say?

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.

Ratified – December 15, 1791

Truth: All state militias are now subject to federal regulation. States are no longer the issue. This matter runs deeper.


This right was demanded by the Southern States, which had slave-catching militias.

They patrolled plantations to ensure the slaves had no shoes, weapons, books, etc.

None of this is about protection; it is about control.


This is nothing short of appalling!

Why is there a need for people to own guns in 2023? Why is there a need for people to own assault weapons?

In 2023 we have a police force, cell phones, and other means of protection!

Why are no thorough background checks for everyone wanting to purchase a gun?

How many more people will we see slain by gun-bearing, angry, mentally unfit people?

Why do the gutless and greedy Republicans in Congress continue to see people gunned down; and do nothing?

Truth: Because they can get away with it and as long as they keep buying the gun lobby propaganda.

Truth. The NRA gun lobby adopted tactics used by the Tobacco Lobby in the 1980s – another lethal product.


How much longer will we tolerate these people thwarting any proposed legislation designed to regulate guns?

Truth: As long as we allow them.

The Koch family, the Mercers, and other plutocrats fund the far-right wing, and the right wing owns America. 

Make no mistake. Do not be fooled into thinking if you live in America, you live in a democratic country-you don’t.


The right-wing Trump Supreme Court majority has greatly expanded gun privileges.

Numerous people are intolerant of other cultures, colors. religious beliefs, and groups they believe should be murdered because they are different.

This poison runs deep in the American consciousness. It has its roots, for the most, in slavery.


We should demand that there will be a limit to gun access with a ban on all assault weapons and stringent background checks. We can prevent murder in our streets, schools, and churches.

What kind of so-called civilized country allows this carnage?

Call to action:

Write to as many of your state senators and representatives as possible. Demand gun control – specifically, an assault weapon ban in the USA. Demand stringent background checks for all people who want to purchase a gun.

Organize marches for lives.

Stand down and strike at every level until we can get the gun legislation changed. We must be able to leave our homes without fear of being shot.

Make things as difficult as possible for those members of Congress who thwart our attempts to stop our people from being mown down.

Please consider.

Janice Konstantinidis

January 25, 2023

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