After the last mass killings at Parkland School in Florida the country is having that darn pesky conversation on gun reform….it is not the same as before……this time the students have taken the lead in the call for gun reform. And as usual the NRA is pulling out all stops to squash the conversation but it is not working as before…..you see the NRA does not hold the students over a barrel like they do the cowards in ghe Congress and White House.
This time a new player has entered into the call for gun reform….for reasonable background checks….for reasonable mental health issues……for reasonable thoughts on assault weapons, extended magazines and those damn bump stocks…..in essence a little common sense…..the new players are our veterans!
Dave Baril has served in the US Marine Corps for over 18 years, deployed twice to Iraq, and is a gun owner.
But after a teenager killed 17 people in Florida last month — the deadliest school shooting to hit the country over five years — he took his personal AR-15 rifle to a local police station and turned it in for destruction.
Baril is one of a group of U.S. military veterans calling for tighter firearms regulations in an effort to reduce gun violence in America, bringing their knowledge of weapons and war — and accompanying credibility — to the contentious debate.
Shootings at a Las Vegas concert last year and at the Parkland, Florida high school “really woke me up the most,” he said.
Veterans! Maybe now we have another group that the NRA cannot buy. Maybe now someone will pay attention…..and maybe now there can be a real conversation that is not controlled by the NRA.
Good to see the vets wading into this mess….a swamp created by the NRA. If anyone can get in the face of the NRA it is the vets.