A few quotes from Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District:
There is a lot of influence from the N.R.A. gun lobby, and the N.R.A. gun lobby has for years and years now pre-crafted a lot of legislation and passed it to specific legislators and said, “Look, you know, if you want to have our support, then you pass this legislation.” And you know, also, too—it’s just, you know, the fear-mongering that you need to be afraid of people that don’t look, think, or act like you. Everyone’s coming to get your gun.
And on with the #seemslegit:
I am a strong supporter and proponent of the Second Amendment. Always have been. It’s not about infringing upon the rights of people to own guns as gun enthusiasts or hunters, but what it is, is it is getting people to understand that we have to put in place common-sense measures. Just basic measures to keep guns out of the hands of individuals that should not have them.
I would most definitely say it’s more desirable to live without the carnage of gun violence.
Who here is familiar with the metaphor of the frog in the pot of boiling water?
I think it’s a matter of just trying to change a culture that has become very extremist. And that takes time, and that takes effort. A lot of people really enjoy guns. A lot of people really like having guns. I am not one, but I don’t want to infringe upon anyone that, you know, is law-abiding and using their guns properly, so I understand the nature of change. It does not happen overnight. It’s taken us twenty-five, thirty years to get to this point, and, if change is to be positive and effective, it is done slowly.
– The New Yorker, Lucy McBath on the Religion of Guns in America