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It was in today’s Senate Hearing… Mike Kelly, the husband of Gabby Gifford was speaking…

“The shooter showed up in Tuscon, with two 33 round magazines, one which was in his 9mm. He unloaded the contents of that magazine in 15 seconds. Very quickly. It all happened very quickly. Very, very fast.The very first bullet went into Gabby’s head. Bullet number 13 went into a 9 year old girl named Christina Taylor Green, who was very interested in democracy and our government, and really deserved a full life committed to advancing those ideas. If he had had a ten round magazine…. let me back up…. When he tried to reload one 33 round magazine with another 33 round magazine, He dropped it, and a woman named Patricia Maisch grabbed it, and it gave bystanders a time, to tackle him.

I contend that if the same thing had happened when he was trying to reload one ten round magazine, with another ten round magazine, meaning he did not have access to a high capacity magazine, and the same thing happened? Christina Taylor Green would be alive today.

I certainly am willing to give up, my right to own a high capacity magazine, to bring that young woman back, that young girl….

In the background one can hear Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, briefly snort at the end of that statement as if to say “who fucking cares…”

The NRA came out swinging.

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the N.R.A., at the group’s annual gathering came out with fist flailing.  His is the first official comment from the NRA after the Travyon shooting in February.

 “By the time I finish this speech, 2 Americans will be slain, 6 women will be raped, 27 of us will be robbed, and 50 more will be beaten,” he said at a N.R.A. members meeting on Saturday morning. “That’s the harsh reality we face, all of us, every single day. But the media, they don’t care. Everyday victims aren’t celebrities. They don’t draw ratings, don’t draw sponsors. But sensational reporting from Florida does.”

First of all he is right. Across our nation there are other crimes being committed besides this one.

However he errs in his defense.  His attack of the media is simply wrong; he misses the entire point of the controversy…

It is not about guns.  It is about shooting a black kid and then not even being arrested simply because the kid was black, and the crime occurred in a Southern town.

Yes, people are going to want to read about that.  Yes, people are going to skim over another shooting death in Philadelphia between members of two opposing gangs, simply because by now that is way too common place…..

But gunning down a little kid eating skittles, simply because of the color of his skin, IS NEWS… And … having the Republican Sheriff and Republican deputies, whitewashing the entire event, because they(Republicans) agree with the scumbag that shot him, who think that all black people are better dead than alive, IS going to keep the focus of everyone’s attention.

Dude… no one cares about your guns.  We do care when guns are used to perpetuate racial discrimination that was supposedly to have ended almost 150 years ago…..

Crawl back into your hole, back to Wayne’s World.  You are simply doing yourself, what you blame the media is trying to do to you……

Right click to open full image… Pictograph Courtesy of Viral..

So, can someone tell me again, why we shouldn’t tax the rich, and instead, balance the budget on the backs of everyone else?…….

I seem to be missing that little detail where that all makes sense……

I cannot let the allusion between Harry Potter, and Gabby Giffords, go by without comment.

Even the most jaded legislator had a tear when she surprised everyone by walking onto the House Floor during the voting of the Debt Ceiling Compromise.

It began with a clutter of clapping, that most thought was because the bill had passed, then as whispers fluttered across the floor that one had come back from the dead…..the clapping grew louder.

When you think that Glenn Beck is no more…. equating her with Harry Potter actually appears to significantly offer the appropriate amount of respect….