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shooting. This time at a church in a small town in Texas. This time
there's 26 dead, including a 5 year old child, and the pastor's own
14 year old daughter. Again the weapon is an assault weapon that the
gunman bought no questions asked at a sporting goods store. He was
discharged from the Army for "anger issues" and had a criminal
record for child abuse. And, he hated "religious people".
What is the common denominator in all these mass shootings. Military
grade assault weapons! Already Trump has dismissed the shooter as
"deranged" although there's been no professional diagnosis revealed.
But, Trump and the NRA refuse to look at the real cause.
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Disappointingly, our own legislature failed most
recently to pass the "bump stock" law, caving to pressure from the
NRA lobbyists. So far, not one piece of legislation to protect
people, who are in school, church, theaters, concerts....on and on.
I feel this incident since I live in a small town,
such as this town in Texas. We lull ourselves into a state of
complacency and the belief that "it would never happen here." Now we
see it can.
What can we do? Call or write your state
legislators as well as US Rep. Darin LaHood at 202) 225-6201 n DC or
217) 670-1653 at his Springfield office.
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