October 9, 2014 by Chris Kite
You might be feeling a little down about the state of politics in the US. The gridlock, political bickering, and overbearing control corporations and the rich have on this country are probably rightfully causing frustration and perhaps despair. But before you decide voting just doesn’t matter, please consider these facts that I’ll present in a series over the coming days:
Gun Violence – Democrat versus Republican
Republicans continue to fight any effort to keep guns out of the hands of kids and criminals. They suppress any effort to understand the link between guns and injuries and deaths in the US. Democrats recognize that while American’s have a right to “bear arms,” there are common sense safety measures that can make our country safer and better. There are ways to minimize the number of weapons that end up in the hands of criminals. There are ways to protect children from the dangers of unsecured weapons. And it only makes sense to apply the same kind of scientific analysis that has been so successful in making air travel and automobiles so much safer. Republicans fight every effort and have become an extension of an NRA that is more interested in selling as many guns as possible than in the good of the nation and its people. Your vote matters!