One Handgun Per Person Allowed, And No Military-Style Weapons For Civilians.

Eleven of the thirteen people shot at the Buffalo, New York mass shooting today were black. Because America is obsessed with guns and a no-limit stance on the Second Amendment, ten people lost their lives today. Republican Second Amendment extremists support the kind of assault weapons used by the 18-year-old white supremacist shooter in the hate-crime massacre. Lawmakers like the despicable, hypocritical, unethical Senator Ted Cruz publicly worship the Second Amendment to keep the support of the NRA, dark money, and white supremacists. Since Trump’s presidency, Nazis have been boldly marching, anti-democracy/ fascist groups are in the mainstream, and mass shootings are increasing. The teenage shooter obtained these automatic weapons legally. The lack of sensible gun control regulations is about keeping votes, not saving lives. The only pro-life stance Republicans have is their misguided view about when life begins. They are unwilling to be pro-life about gun violence victims, asylum seekers, and sick/ poor people who need affordable healthcare. The lie conservatives tell about the democrat’s goals for gun control is that they want to abolish the Second Amendment. Republicans know how gullible their base is, so they use dishonesty to ignite fear to keep their support. More deaths will happen until Republicans are massively removed from positions of power.

The majority of white supremacists espouse extreme Christian rhetoric and love assault weapons. The influence of Christian extremism on our politics is a threat to our democracy and contributes to the bigotry that leads to mass shootings. Contemporary Christianity has become cruel and selfish like the MAGA ideology it supports. Contrary to the peaceful teachings of Jesus, MAGA evangelicals are hateful towards non- Christians. Not everyone is Christian. Other religions, atheists, and agnostics exist. If God created these diverse people, he must be in favor of diversity. Most of the leaders that Christian extremists and white supremacists support are racist, anti-Semitic, or misogynistic. They worry about non-viable fetuses but support the freedom of every American to get any gun they want so they can kill as many innocent people as they want. If the Supreme Court feels justified to eliminate a woman’s right to have an abortion, then let’s begin a state-by-state movement to limit gun rights. Doing this would save the lives of people who are fully actualized human beings.

Additionally, if the Republican party chooses to treat women as unequal to men regarding reproductive rights, a movement to mandate men to have vasectomies to alleviate unwanted pregnancies should begin. Conversely, maybe vasectomies should be against the law. Doesn’t the utilization of vasectomy interrupt the natural process of fertilization and give men the kind of control over their bodies and reproductive rights that are being taken away from women? If conservatives want women to birth a rapist’s child or their father’s child and to be restricted from using contraception, then it’s fair to remove similar freedoms afforded to men regarding decisions about when or if they become a parent. These loss of freedom laws towards men would be a cruel form of justice, however if the extremist MAGA Christian Republican majority sitting on the Supreme Court wants to discriminate against women, men might be the next demographic group to be targeted by other branches of the federal or state courts in the name of equality.

The overriding themes contributing to gun violence and the attack on women’s freedoms are racism, misogyny, and religious extremism. The federal government, especially Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ, must categorize the MAGA extremist movement as a domestic terrorist group. That shouldn’t be seen as a radical move. After all, they violently attacked the Capitol, threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence, tried to stop the peaceful transfer of power of a legitimately elected US president, and are inciting hatred by spreading the lie that the election in 2020 was stolen.

Compare this to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and it’s obvious what group hates democracy.

Published by rebeccasperber