The Missouri State Senate voted yesterday to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto and the bill that eliminates the need for permit requirements, such as training, to conceal and carry a firearm. It also allows for a lifetime concealed carry permit and adds a "stand your ground" provision. Once again, this shows how easily state legislatures can be bought by a powerful lobby. Who in their right mind does not think it is a good idea to at least have some minimal training in order to carry a weapon?
But there is probably one sure way to end these insane laws. Rather than spending fortunes on lobbying the government in a futile effort to persuade legislators who are already bought and paid for by the gun lobby, I suggest an anti-gun non-profit spend its money finding responsible young minorities who are willing to put their life on the line to change this world for the better. As we've seen with the Black Lives Matter movement, their are plenty of those people out there. Then, within the limits of the law, arm those men and women to the teeth and train them in nonviolence. Provide a separate group that will document what they do. And then send those minorities out in large packs to exercise their constitutional right to walk peaceably with all their weapons through rich, white neighborhoods. Sadly, there may be violence as some in those communities will overreact. But hopefully the people recruited to document these actions will clearly show that there was no imminent threat - the armed men were simply walking down the sidewalk. I guarantee you, the pressure on legislators to implement some form of gun control will be swift and enormous.
People forget that Ronald Reagan implemented some of the strictest gun laws in the nation when he was Governor of California. And why did he do that? Because people were frightened by the Black Panthers legally walking around the streets with rifles. It would be the same today.
Some may think that I'm just joking here and others will be saying that I am inciting violence. I am not joking and I unequivocally do not support or condone violence. But, as the civil rights struggle taught us, many innocent, young, non-violent people died in support of that movement. And we may have just reached a point in this country what that sort of dedication and sacrifice is needed to keep even more innocent people from getting killed by a gun culture run amok.
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