Students: Use Your Power to Vote Out Those Against Gun Reform
Did you know that the Tennessee State Government has brought three Democratic legislators forward to expel them? Their transgression: showing support for demonstrators demanding sensible gun restrictions after that same legislature loosened regulations following the massacre of 6 people in a Nashville school days earlier.
Most of those demonstrators were high school and college students who are fed up and angry with the peril they face every day in American schools and the refusal of the Republicans to do anything meaningful to stop the carnage. There is a tidal wave about to descend upon those obstructing gun-sense legislation because guns are more important to them than people and they fear losing their jobs if they don’t march in step with the NRA.
According to a February 2023 Gallup poll, 63% of Americans are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws. Students are organizing funding and leading protests demanding to be heard. They are arm-in-arm with parents and grandparents, and they WILL be voting in 2024. Republicans saw voters reject their restrictive and antiquated policies last year and there were more students voting than in previous years.
We are watching students organize like kids did in the 70s against the Vietnam War, and the result of those concerted efforts? The war ended.
So, students of this era, take the baton that is passed to you and run with it. Vote OUT those who oppose legislation to get assault weapons off the streets and out of the hands of disturbed people!
State Sen. Lana Theis, and state Reps. Ann Bollin and Bob Bezotte: you have voted against every attempt to tighten our gun laws because you think that you are politically safe in this county. So did Mike Bishop.
By Donna Mitchell, Brighton, MI
Published April 8, 2023, by Livingston Post