Add FedEx to Amazon boycott



The boycott of Amazon is gaining momentum like the gun control movement in general is. Now, one of the nation's largest shippers has clearly stated that it will not give up its endorsement of the National Rifle Assn. With headquarters located in Memphis, Tenn., FedEx resides in a state that loves its guns. So, starting now, switch all your shipping needs to another company and as far as I know UPS does not support the NRA like FedEx and has equally favorable rates, if not better, and their service is great.

Ship with UPS today, not FedEx. 

Amazon still holding out on NRA-Hold your orders from Amazon



Hold your orders from Amazon until they come to their senses and drop the support of the NRA!

Yep, Jeff Bezos of Amazon continues to support the National Rifle Assn. at Amazon, but the boycott continues and so far these are the major companies who have severed ties with the NRA, companies you should do business with, if the need arises:
Enterprise
Alamo
NationalPro
FNBOmaha
Symantec
LifeLock
SimpliSafe
MetLife
Chubb
Hertz
Avis
Alliedvl
NorthAmericanVL
TrueCar
Delta
You can see the latest update on change.org and sign the petition if you haven't already.

By the way, we haven't purchased from Amazon since the boycott started and have found numerous sites in the meantime with similar pricing and free shipping. We may not even need Amazon anymore. You just have to look around.

The momentum is building against the NRA and for sensible gun control and we cannot let it waver for even a moment!

Amazon supports the NRA-STOP THEM!



There is a new list out of those companies that are refusing to drop their support for the National Rifle Assn. (NRA),  following their continued promotion of more guns on the street after the school slaughter in Parkland, Fla., that you can see here. A prominent one is Amazon, a company that has reported record profits recently and can afford to dump this group of child killers. I wouldn't think Amazon head, Jeff Bezos, would want anything to do with scumbags like this. If he does, he does not deserve our business. Sign the petition here.

Maybe we should set aside one week to boycott Amazon and the other companies listed above, if they continue to refuse to drop the NRA. That's next.

Terrible, tragic and terrifying gun statistics


Since 1968 there have been 1,516,863 gun-related deaths on U.S. territory. Since the founding of our country there have been 1,396,733 war deaths. The latter includes lives lost in the Revolutionary War, the Mexican war, the Civil war (Union and Confederate), the Spanish American war, the First World war, the Second World war, the Korean war, the Vietnam war, the Gulf war, the Afghanistan war, the Iraq war, as well as other conflicts including in Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Somalia and Haiti.

Folks, that's 120,130 more deaths by guns in the United States since just 1968, compared to dating all the way back to the Revolutionary war in 1775 for the war deaths. This is horrendous and if the American public can't understand that, then it has completely lost its ability to come to reasonable conclusions.

Congressional NRA gun pimps with blood on their hands



Wayne LaPierre
Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and Speaker of the House, has received a total of $171,977 since 1990 from the National Rifle Assn. to vote against any legislation for gun control. What he voted against were laws that could have saved the lives of 17 students and teachers.
Paul Ryan

Congressional NRA gun pimps with blood on their hands

John McCain

John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has received a total of $7.74 million from the National Rifle Assn. to vote against any legislation for gun control. What he voted against were laws that could have saved the lives of 17 students and teachers.
NRA head Wayne LaPierre

Florida congressional votes on gun legislation prior to massacre


Nikolas Cruz walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14, and massacred 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 assault rifle. For the record, Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, who has received $3.3 million from the National Rifle Assn. has voted across the board to loosen gun restrictions on mental health, the Feinstein Terror gap, background checks, gun shows and online background checks, and concealed carry reciprocity. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, who regularly gets an "F" from the NRA, voted to add restrictions in all cases.

The Florida Representatives were no different. Out of 27 House members, 14 voted in the same manner as Rubio, all Republicans. The other 13 Democrats voted with Nelson. If you analyze the voting, tighter background checks and more stringent mental health laws could have prevented this tragedy. So, we can pay our thanks to the NRA for its assist in the killing of these students and teachers. And by the way, it is a very quiet and unresponsive NRA following this bloodbath that has nothing to say about the killings but will continue promoting more guns on the street.

If ever there was an organization that has gotten completely out of control, it is the Nation Rifle Assn. led by Wayne LaPierre. When you're dealing with a greedy Congress that will do anything for the contributions necessary to get reelected, you are simply dealing with a bunch of idiots. The latter is prevalent in everything this gang of deadbeats does, or rather, doesn't do. I am not as sure election reform is the answer; the NRA would just find another way to scare hell out of these nincompoops. We can only hope now that the Parkland young people will achieve their goals.

Best reason yet to ban all guns


James and Kimberly Snead
It seemed to be common knowledge that Nikolas Cruz was troubled to the point that he both needed mental therapy and at the very least ongoing close observation. He had been in trouble repeatedly at school and was known to torment animals and he regularly posted online about his quirky behavior. He came to the Snead household, where he lived when committing his atrocities, with a semi-arsenal of weapons including the AR-15 and two other rifles that James Snead said would be considered assault rifles, as well as knives, BB guns and pellet guns.

But this didn't impress Snead because...
"James, 48, a decorated Army veteran and military intelligence analyst who served in the Middle East, said he didn’t mind that Cruz had guns because he had plenty of weapons himself."
Supposedly Snead made Cruz lock up his weapons and took the key, not knowing the boy had kept a key for himself. Duh?

But apparently both he and his wife Kimberly were completely oblivious to Cruz's problems, as evidenced by this statement...
“Everything everybody seems to know, we didn’t know,” James Snead said. “It’s as simple as that.”
No, it isn't that simple since you, the Sneads, accepted the responsibility of this young man, knew he was obsessed with guns, and should have known more about his day-to-day activities. Not that it's a for-sure, but if this family had paid just a little more attention to what Nikolas Cruz was saying and doing, 17 people might still be alive today.

If I am correct in the above, and I believe I am, it illustrates a complete lack of responsibility by a gun owner and we have seen this kind of example before. Most notably with Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and teachers at Sandy Hook in 2012 with his mother's AR-15. Nancy Lanza also ignored warnings about her son's mental problems and left the assault rifle unsecured. This is happening too often and banning all guns may be the only solution.

Can these young people force gun control laws?

Emma Gonzalez
Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School does. That's the school in Parkland, Fla, where Nikolas Cruz fatally gunned down 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 he bought in Florida at age 18. The young people including Gonzalez and organizer junior Cameron Kasky announced they have banded together to compel lawmakers to pass gun control laws that will make their schools safer. They have planned "...a nationwide march on March 24th, dubbed the 'March For Our Lives.'"  If I were politicians, or anybody, I wouldn't get in their way.

Esquire reported in Ft. Lauderdale Emma Gonzalez exclaimed to a cheering crowd, “...'shame on you' directed towards all politicians who take NRA money." They are serious and have made several exclamations that they hope to make this the "last" school massacre. You can see the full transcript of Gonzalez's Ft. Lauderdale speech on CNN. The older groups failed to get anything done, no doubt because many of them own guns and are members of the NRA. The younger group, 30s to 40s, have some advocates for gun control but apparently not willing to fully get behind the program.

But when it happens in your school, and you are a community like Parkland, Fla, you do something, and that's what is happening. Maybe it takes a group of late teens like these students who are not yet a part of the American gun culture that has literally ruined this country since the resurrection of the 2nd Amendment, and they simply don't give a damn about guns. I don't either, never have, and hope like hell they succeed.

Why did this gun massacre happen in Florida?


Michael Tomasky of The Daily Best says it is because of its, "..."certifiably insane gun laws." All of them, of course, compliments of the National Rifle Assn. with its premiere gun lobbyist, Marion Hammer. Right now, Florida has 11 gun-related bills on the 2018 calendar. The ones that are pro-gun rights will pass. State Senator Greg Steube, R-Sarasota has filed five bills to make it easier to buy a gun. Can you believe that? Right now all you have to provide in Florida to purchase a weapon is a warm body. What could possibly make it easier.

These people are certifiably crazy, the epitome of gun nuts, and the ones behind the gun massacre in Parkland where 17 people were killed by an AR-15 assault rifle. They are totally responsible, along with lax restrictions on the mentally ill buying a gun, thanks to Donald Trump. Here's a quote from The Daily Beast...
"The gun laws of Florida are sick. Carry in vehicle? Yes. Must notify officer? No. Carry in state parks allowed? Of course. “No weapons” signs enforced? Nyet. Nearly 1.8 million Floridians have concealed carry permits, and 36 other states honor those permits."
This is the biggest problem in the U.S. today and if not dealt with soon, we could see schools close because the children's parents are afraid to let them attend. It's a threat worse than terrorism.

Thank NRA's Marion Hammer for Parkland, Fla gun massacre


NRA's Marion Hammer
As late as January of this year, Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Assn.'s elite Florida lobbyist, was railing at the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times, "...
"...warning the sheriffs of Florida that they had no right to testify about pending firearm legislation. Not when their words conflicted with the positions of the National Rifle Association."
Can you believe this? And in the nation's bloodiest mass-shooting state where "...29-year-old Omar Mateen murdered 49 and wounded another 53 in a gun rampage at an Orlando nightclub." Followed by the encore last Wednesday at Parkland, Fla, where Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 assault rifle he bought at age 18. All of this compliments of Marion Hammer making sure that Florida's gun laws allow anyone with a warm body to buy a gun. The woman has also spread her lunacy around the country promoting the NRA's gun rights.


Yet not one word from Hammer or the NRA's Wayne LaPierre on the Florida deaths. How long do we allow the NRA's killing machine this kind of power?


Complete gun control has become a MUST!


Nikolas Cruz with Atty
The Parkland, Florida gun massacre did it. An 18-year-old buys an AR-15 assault rifle after numerous warnings there were mental problems, he was violent and wanted to kill people, even two attempts to warn the FBI about Nikolas Cruz fell on dumb ears. Cruz kills 17 students and teachers in a quiet Florida town and not one member of Congress stands up to say...'We've had enough.' It has to end somewhere and the time is now!

And I just saw some dufus post on Facebook that we shouldn't blame guns nor the NRA, it's just a mental health problem. So, we also have the general public to thank for our gun violence. So, where do we turn? Someone please tell me before half the country is massacred.

What's for Christmas mommy? An assault rifle of course honey

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