Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rachel Maddow: Gun Laws Only Go In One Direction

Rachel Maddow asks what it takes for us to change our permissive gun laws. Jared Loughner was able to kill and wound so many, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) in Tucson, January 2011, due to his gun’s holding 31 bullets. George Zimmerman, admitted killer of Trayvon Martin, remains free under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The size of magazines for ammunition never changed, and the Florida Senate has no plans to review “Stand Your Ground.” In fact, the NRA wants it adopted on the federal level. In states throughout the country, laws are loosening in terms of being able to carry guns in schools, libraries, state parks, hospitals, restaurants, bars, arenas and public transportation. Maddow states, “All the changes in law go toward more guns in more places and more legal excuses for shooting people.” No matter what horrific event involving gun violence occurs, so far it is only the gun lobby, specifically the NRA, whose decision matters. Watch:

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