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Guns did not make this country "great"

Former high sch classmate posted on FB: “That’s how this great nation came to be. With the use of GUNS.” No. USA is not/inherently could not be great as long as slavery was legal (1789-1865), voting & equal rights were denied or we killed to expand fr sea to shining sea. 1/4

Guns were used to stop slave revolts. Unless one says guns were pivotal in winning The Civil War (& most right wing ppl embrace the Confederacy), guns have not played a role in securing freedom. otoh progressive voices have been silenced, far more frequently, by guns. 2/4

Guns were pivotal in the genocide of indigenous peoples. Guns cause fear. Guns do not expand liberty. We need to take steps to stop these mass killings: ban assault-style weapons & ammo clips that hold more than five rounds; stop gun show sales; have background checks. 3/4

Countries that restrict sales/ownership of guns don’t have mass shootings like we have. I’m Mark Small. I’m pro-choice, pro environment, pro-civil rts, anti-gun & GOP candidate for Indiana House District 86. I approve of this blog. Hell, I wrote it. 4/4

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Comment by pogden297 on May 17, 2022 at 12:23pm

Weren't guns used to win the Revolutionary War?

If Mark had his way we'd still be speaking the mother tongue of our British masters.

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