Thursday, March 15, 2018

Parkland Student on the Resistance's National School Walkout March 14, 2018


  1. I support background checks for anyone purchasing a weapon, especially at gun shows and private sales; I support banning high-capacity magazines and modifications on semi-automatic weapons; I support banning semi-automatic and fully automatic assault rifles; I support banning anyone from owning a weapon on no-fly or watch lists; I support legislation that will mandate prohibitions on concealed weapons and possession of firearms by the mentally-ill and people convicted of violent crimes.

    However, let us focus upon and address the causes of violent crimes: racism, economic injustice, poverty, unemployment, gang activity, drug trafficking, inefficient law enforcement in high-crime areas, and mental illness.

    Let us also pursue a policy goal that eliminates so-called “corporate personhood” (Citizens United): this corrupt, unlimited campaign spending from moneymaking, mendacious powers like the NRA and the Koch Brothers, et. al. that coerce legislators and the media to ingratiate them.

    1. I wholeheartedly agree with you Glen. Our country has allowed those with large sums of money to wrongly influence the masses. Legislation making clear where donations come from would be a big first step. We've allowed social media to falsely influence the minds of our fellow citizens. Mary Richie