You just know the money has been pouring in over the past 72 hours. This is blood money, and it happens every time there is a notable mass shooting. We need to demand the NRA (and allied organizations) send this money here:
The official fund for victims' families, and the community as a whole, has now been established: The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/... set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut will provide support services to families and the community. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.The NRA can expect a lot of losses in the coming weeks. If they choose to do the right thing and donate the blood money, they might minimize some of the PR damage. (I don't really care if they limit the damage; obviously, I just want to trick them into doing the right thing).
The outrage has reached a new level and the tide (or tsunami) is turning in the gun control debate. We cannot ban all guns, so the shootings will continue. Perhaps gun rights advocates' fear of losing a huge gun control fight can be leveraged in a more positive and productive direction. Their political muscle could be appropriated toward addressing the underlying causes of these killings.
Today, among other things, I'm working on drafting some terms of surrender for the gun rights advocate. In general, they involve keeping their access to guns in exchange for massive mobilization in favor of addressing certain other causes of gun violence (send me your suggestions, too). Believe me, some of them will be difficult to swallow, but they have to do it for the love of their guns.
P.S. Hunting with a military grade rifle is not a real sport! If I give you a knife and a decent pair of boots, and you come back with a buck, that can be called a sport.
Originally posted at RagingWisdom.
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