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Time for an all-out assault on assault weapons

By Mike Zielinski, Host of The Mike Zielinski Show

Aug 06, 2019
Mike Zielinski

Ghastly. Gory. Grisly. Gruesome. Gut-wrenching.

Bullets are flying in the not-so-friendly skies of America and happy faces are being transformed into death masks by the itchy trigger fingers of people whose minds are dark woods full of lightning bugs.

Our society is steeped in raw violence, its moral compass cracked like an egg.

Too many lives in America are circling the drain because of the politics of guns in this country.

Americans are under siege.

Pick the species of your choosing, but we’re all sitting ducks, fish in a barrel and sheep being led to the slaughter. Think about it. We all live on the precipice of catastrophe. The specter of violent death creeps into everywhere we go.

Families are losing loved ones and lives are being ripped apart, leaving a cavernous emptiness so lonely that an echo can’t survive. Senseless, heartbreaking tragedy leaves ghosts inside skulls.

Indeed, there is no true antibiotic for horrible human loss.

America should no longer be held hostage by gun politics, dangling in a bloody web woven by the perpetual tug-of-war between gun control supporters and gun advocates as bullets strafe the innocents.

It’s way past time for common sense and a sense of survival to prevail. America is one large killing field and it must STOP.

There should be a federal ban on the manufacture, sale and importing of high-capacity assault weapons. The staggering body count demands it.

The recent weekend of infamy should shake every American to the core.

In an unprecedented 24 hours of carnage, mass shootings in El Paso, Texas on Saturday and Dayton, Ohio on Sunday brought the number of mass shootings in our country this year to an atrocious 251.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, those 251 mass shootings in a mere 216 days killed 520 people and injured at least 2,000 more.

Those bloody numbers are unconscionable.

Before the next morning sun becomes a molten fingernail of light on the horizon, we need to commence an all-out assault on assault weapons.

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