“Simply Unacceptable”

Andrew Ross Sorkin
New York Times

(September 12, 2019)

In a direct and urgent call to address gun violence in America, the chief executives of some of the nation’s best-known companies sent a letter to Senate leaders on Thursday, urging an expansion of background checks to all firearms sales and stronger “red flag” laws. 

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” the heads of nearly 150 companies, including Levi Strauss, Twitter and Uber, say in the letter, which was shared with The New York Times.

The letter — which urges the Republican-controlled Senate to enact bills already introduced in the Democrat-led House of Representatives — is the most concerted effort by the business community to enter the gun debate, one of the most polarizing issues in the nation and one that was long considered off limits.


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  1. The Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights in plain English so a fourth grader could comprehend it. 40,000 people a year die in car crashes. Do the people attending their funerals ride bikes there? Of course not because we consider the benefits of car travel outweighing a considerable risk. When one of these mass shootings are reported, they always call for taking away guns from people who had nothing to do with it. That should tell you most of them are government sponsored, staged or actually carried out by gov’t entities. The Collectivists are attempting to ban certain rifles when in 2017 there was only 403 murders by all types of rifles according to official FBI stats. That same year, there was 7,032 murders carried out by handguns. Why wouldn’t they go after handguns first and foremost? It’s obvious that you are far, far more likely to be killed with a handgun. Rifles of all types only account for 2% of all murders while handguns account for 46%. I ask again, why aren’t they going after handguns? Especially when you consider that out of the 2% of murders by rifles, an even smaller percent were so called “assault” weapons. When you hit the trendies with these hard facts, they simply can’t acknowledge what I’m saying. So they get in their Prius and drive away without a thought or care of becoming one of the 40,000 people that die every year in car crashes.

  2. If true investigative journalism weren’t already dead, someone would promptly take this list of CEO’s and determine how many of them have armed bodyguards, and/or own guns themselves? Now THAT, unlike this whiny letter to senators, would be newsworthy!

  3. I have previously mentioned the in-your-face statistics on murder straight from the FBI. Handguns were used in 46% of all murders. Rifles were used in only 2%. So called “assault” weapons were used in only a fraction of the 2%. Why aren’t the Dem-O-crips hell bent on banning handguns? Why would they go after banning such a small segment of the murder weapons used? My feeling is they are simply doing what they are told by their masters. And that something much bigger than 911 is being planned. Total economic collapse from a growing 21 trillion debt? Nukes detonated and large portions of the country being rendered uninhabitable? Blamed on Iran? Perhaps the weather war no one seems to notice will just continue until an entire growing season’s crops are destroyed? Oh… that’s already happened the world over. There’s a face book page called weather wars international where weather catastrope videos from regular folks are posted. Every day there has been biblical floods on several continents simultaneously. Hail so large, it has never been seen before in places not known for it. Wildfires start that have no traceable source and erupt in 60 locations at once without a single lightning strike. Everything is smart these days… SMART meters, SMART phones and now we have SMART fires. What makes them so damn SMART? The fires devour structures into dust while skipping the forest surrounding the neighborhood. This has happened over and over again. You won’t hear it from the NEWS. But you will see it covered by John Q. Public concerned citizens. Their youtube reports are far more credible than the NEWS has become. If you are on TV, you are paid to read a script you had no part in writing (is it lying or merely acting?) The citizen videos are made by people not paid for their work, they simply want to report what’s happening. These SMART fires have qualities not associated with the nature of fire. For instance, you can look up engineering tables that show ignition temperatures or melting point temperatures. There was NEWS chopper footage that clearly showed a metal roof burning like a paper plate and showing terracotta roof tiles burning like finely aged firewood. Neither substance should burn. If anything metal should melt, but if you look up wildfire and structure fire temperatures, it’s no where near hot enough to melt metal, much less light it on fire. What these SMART fires are doing to cars is something beyond belief. Cars parked no where near a ready flame source have had their engine blocks and wheels melted into flowing rivers of metal lava. Wildfires cannot explain the damage. Youtube is making these videos disappear from search parameters. Here is one link you might still find. Watch it and ask yourself, has the nature of fire changed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMHHya0g4zw

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