Bobby Jindal Is Wrong; Louisiana Mass Shooting Is The NRA Norm

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Something is considered normal when it is consistent with common cultural behaviors, values, customs and traditions that represent what people are supposed to do as a matter of course. In fact, normal can be thought of as the opposite of awful that is considered extremely bad and inspires reverential wonder and amazement. No sane human being would think to regard something normal as awful, except when a common occurrence founded on a group’s twisted values and behaviors is exposed for all the world to see; then it is prudent to label “normal” as awful.

When the news broke that another mass shooting claimed innocent movie-goers’ lives in Lafayette Louisiana and injured several others, it was really what Americans have learned to regard as the norm in a lawless gun-addicted country. Oh it is true the shooting spree was awful for some Americans sickened at yet another mass shooting, but for Republicans promoting the National Rifle Association’s crusade to arm every man, woman, and child in America, it was the normal cost of gun proliferation in America. Of course there were politicians’ statements expressing shock and sadness at the latest killings, and calls for prayers for the victims and their families, but those statements of sadness were also “normal” after deadly gun violence and patently insincere.

Probably the most absurd, and fantastic comment in the wake of another NRA-Republican encouraged event was courtesy of Louisiana’s NRA supporting governor, Piyush Jindal. Jindal said that the mass shooting “is an awful night for Lafayette, an awful night for Louisiana, an awful night for the United States. There’s no good reason why this act of evil should intrude on the lives of families.” Piyush, a devout fundamentalist Christian, had to lie because he dare not utter the truth after another gun tragedy he and his NRA friends perpetuate and thrive  on.

For one thing, the shooting could not, in any way, shape or form be an awful night for America, Lafayette, or especially Louisiana. Due to Republicans, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the NRA, what happened in Lafayette, like what happened in Chattanooga, Charleston, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Columbine, and Phoenix cannot possibly be considered awful because they are normal for America. All Republicans know, and Piyush Jindal certainly does, that nothing in America is awful, it is exceptional.

It is also exactly what Americans should expect from an exceptional nation that actively promotes putting more guns in the hands of more Americans and why this country continues vying for the number one spot in the world for daily gun violence and deaths. It is a distinction that was at one time reserved for lawless extremist nations like Yeomen, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Under the leadership of Piyush Jindal and his National  Rifle Association (NRA) masters, Louisiana has some of the weakest, if not the weakest gun laws in the nation. It is why when Piyush Jindal said “there is no good reason for this act of evil,” he was lying through his teeth. In fact, recently under Jindal’s leadership, the state enacted a National Rifle Association constitutional amendmentproviding that the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed,” and that “any restriction on this right will be met with maximal skepticism by the states’ courts.” Within the NRA amendment is a provision that stripped any current or future  legislature from daring to contravene the NRA’s power and pass a law to “prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on a person.”

As is normally the case after another typically American occurrence, Republican Piyush Jindal put off any talk about slowing the arming of Americans because  “This is a time for healing. There will be a time for those debates.” However, for Republicans there is never a time for “those debates” and like tens-of-millions of Americans, President Barack Obama feelsmost frustrated and most stymied because the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws. Even in the face of repeated mass killings.” And, no matter how many mass killings are repeated on a regular basis, America will remain void of any “sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws;” the National Rifle Association, Republicans, and ALEC will not allow them.

The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Dan Gross, released a statement saying, “Two innocent people are dead, several more are injured and hundreds were terrorized all while taking part in one of our country’s most beloved pastimes — a night at the movies. Investigators have already made it clear that the shooter has a criminal history. As we await further details from the investigation, it will be important to learn whether he legally had any business owning a firearm and, if not, finding out how he got one.” Gross likely knows that to find out how the shooter got a gun, he just needs to ask Piyush Jindal and the NRA.

According to Louisiana’s close adherence to NRA  dictates, and an NRA constitutional amendment, the shooter with a criminal past and mental issues had a 2nd Amendment right to have a firearm and likely just waltzed into a gun store and bought his gun. Louisiana does not require gun dealers to obtain a state license, does not limit the number of guns a criminal can purchase at one time, and the state constitution forbids any local government from regulating firearms; including military assault weapons and .50 caliber rifles.

In fact, according to one study of all 50 states’ gun safety laws, Louisiana has “the laxest gun laws of any state;” a distinction the NRA says is “a very good thing” because “it enables armed vigilantes to gun down murderers.” However, Louisiana’s extremely high rate of gun violence contradicts the NRA’s assertion because another study revealed that the state has the nation’s worst rating for overall firearm deaths from 2001-2010, firearm homicides in 2010, and firearm deaths among women between 2001 and 2010. In fact, the study rated Louisianathe worst state in the nation” for gun violence. The NRA promoted the Republican ban on gun safety regulations because they assert the 2nd Amendment is woefully inadequate and does nothing help the gun industry or Republicans put several guns into the hands of every man, woman, child, criminal, mental case, and domestic terrorist in America; what the NRA and Republicans consider exceptionally normal.

Piyush Jindal’s claim that “there’s no good reason why this act of evil should intrude on the lives of families,” or that “this is an awful night for Lafayette or Louisiana” is an insult to any sane human being who understands the reason for the ‘act of evil‘ is because Republicans, Piyush Jindal, and the National Rifle Association want and promote gun proliferation in a state already racked by gun violence. It is a situation that will allow the NRA to sell more guns for Louisiana residents to carry concealed any place in the state, and the NRA and Republicans amended the state constitution to ensure that no gun safety laws, or regulations, will ever be passed to put a stop to what is now normal in America; mass shootings.

If any politician, regardless of party affiliation, believed for a second that the regular mass shootings plaguing America were awful they would take steps to pass sane gun-safety laws and make provisions to make it more difficult to procure a gun. However, there are Republicans, and no small amount of Democrats, who are terrified of crossing the NRA and take extreme  positions to avoid supporting gun-safety provisions, including comparing a gun to a hammer; not because a gun is like a hammer, but because that is the kind of argument the NRA successfully proffers to garner support for its gun proliferation effort. The shooting in Louisiana was awful for the victims and their loved ones, but for Republicans and the NRA it was another promotion for selling more guns, and to busy Americans it was just another normal occurrence and that is awful.

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59 Replies to “Bobby Jindal Is Wrong; Louisiana Mass Shooting Is The NRA Norm”

  1. I guess #ALLLIVESMATTER don’t matter after all when it comes to the right of putting guns in the hands of the mentally ill and people with criminal records

  2. That hashtag is an anti-abortion concoction.

    King BJ has sold off everything 3 generations of Louisiana taxpayers bought for us.

    Privatization is the transfer of public wealth into private hands.

  3. I’m surprised the NRA hasn’t pushed for allowing everyone to have RPGs. I mean, with an RPG you don’t have to be a crack marksman, close is close enough. This way, people who aren’t trained shooters can be armed against all those criminals and crackheads. Of course, there is the possibility of “collateral damage” but hey, the 2nd amendment doesn’t say anything about that.

  4. The NRA is a terrorist organization and it’s supporters whether they are in public office or not should be considered terrorists.

  5. …poooor Piyush Jindal…all his corruption and anti-Christian ‘values’ are being laid bare and circling his head like rabid vultures*…methinks the people o’ Louisiana have been flucked by the Teatards for WAAAAY too long…Kansas and Louisiana make Wisconsin look like the liberal wonderland it once was…
    *yes I KNOW rabies is only in mammals; this is a literary device only…lol*

  6. Jindal has zero credibility to address this matter. He is part of the problem. Jindal is a gun-glorifying gun nut. He has posed for several pictures holding rifles and high-power weapons. One of them was with his wife — I guess ’cause he’s a family kind guy.

    Jindal needs to exit the political stage.

  7. I call major BULLSPIT!!!!! Where is the advocacy for gun control when the gangs shoot the crap out of each other and anyone else in the way? Where is the outrage when a terrorist (muslim or otherwise)fulfills his dream of “death to America”? Where are the cries of hellfire on the illegals who bring in their own weapons of destruction!? Instead Liberals want to take our personal protection away making it even easier for these severely troubled, misguided, miscreants to destroy the foundation of our nation, our right to bare arms! Where is the defense of the innocent lives mangled in the crossfire from the angry man “bent” on destruction? on ALL levels?

  8. You are just a ignorant dumbass. Father Mike Phelgar has been taking about gun violence for decades. The Brady Bill signed by your buttplug raygun was in the 80’s. If your would pull your head out of that stank asshole of yours you would know progressives have been for sensible gun control since Ronald Reagan signed gun control laws in California in the late 60’s. Oh did I forget to call you a dumbass? DUMBASS

  9. You need to learn history.

    The liberals have wanted more senseable gun control, but the NRA owned GOP says NO.

    Lopez says Reagan banned machine guns, backed assualt weapons ban
    http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2015/feb/04/alfonso-lopez/lopez-says-reagan-supported-assault-weapon-bans/

    Mulfrd Act
    The Mulford Act was a 1967 California bill which repealed a law allowing public carrying of loaded firearms. Named after Republican assemblyman Don Mulford, the bill garnered national attention after the Black Panthers marched bearing arms upon the California State Capitol to protest the bill.[1][2] The bill was signed by Republican California Governor Ronald Reagan and became California penal code 12031 and 171(c).

    Do you have any links to your illegal mass distruction accusation?

    Did you know Eurpoeans actually sleep without guns??

  10. Bobby Jindal Is Wrong; Louisiana Mass Shooting Is The NRA Norm

    To explain all about Bobby, the first four words in the title sum it up nicely.

  11. “mass destruction accusation” – What are you talking about? I made no accusation regarding “mass destruction”.

    Those Europeans sleeping without guns are also being bullied into living under shariah law in their own country.

  12. One would think by now that even the NRA would notice that their backers are shooting too many potential future gun owners.

  13. The only reason I will leave this insane ranting’s of a lunatic up is too remind people this is who will make the rules if you don’t vote and then you would know a final solution

  14. Do You know when this gun craze in America will end? And when the NRA and all the 2nd Amendment advocates will start to change their tune? Here’s a hint: It will be when Blacks, Latinos and Muslim Americans start “packing” overtly in open carry States. When they start showing off their guns in the Malls of America. When they start to exhibit their “long guns” in their pickup trucks. And when,they start complaining or insanely bitching about the Government wanting to, or coming to take away THEIR guns. And when they start complaining that THEIR 2nd Amendment rights are threatened. White American gun loving advocates are going to say: Hey, we don’t need y’all in this club. Then, let’s find a way to curb this. Let’s make sure them Latinos and Blacks and Muslims GET background checks up front. Let’s pass laws to make it harder for them. Yadi-da-da. Then guess what? Gun control becomes universal and restrictive to the point that NO ONE, White, Black, Brown, Asian gets it …

  15. May I also point out that when you reduce your language to slurs your intelligence on the subject drops. You can have a meaningful debate without being hurtful and still articulate your thoughts across the board.

  16. Intelligence? You have none when you said Europe lives under Sharia law. Now prove me wrong by posting a link to your bullshit

  17. What Shariah laws?
    Americans have got their own version of it: The Christians and their hissyfits concerning gay marriage.

    Neither do the Europeans have to fear going to a movie theatre because of some right wing nutter deciding to give some extra special effects.

  18. Where are the cries of hellfire on the illegals who bring in their own weapons of destruction!?

    Your words- forgetful one.

  19. And as is commonly ignored by Fox News- the madman was a Right Winger.

    Strange is it not? The biggest threat we face- are the Right Wingers. Anyone else remember OKC Murrah Building Bombing? By whom? A Right Winger.

    And yet- who do the Right Wingers want to blame? “Illegals”.

    Well all the guns and firearms in Oklahoma didn’t stop Timothy McVeigh did they?

  20. To legally own a gun you already have to have a back ground check (and pass by the way) – the 15 day waiting period is for this purpose-. Legal gun owners are not part of the problem. Taking legally owned gun rights away from Legal American Citizens is not a form of solution. There are still going to be guns “flowing in the streets”, from the gangs, to the deranged individuals, to illegal persons looking for trouble, to the radical terrorist on or coming to our soil.
    When face to face with anyone from these categories will your pleas of “no guns allowed” save yours or your families lives? Don’t you think those intent on harm already know to avoid places that have legal gun ownership? Instead they go after places where guns are not allowed i.e. schools, marathons, theaters, churches, malls, and boardwalks in “sanctuary cities” to name a few.

  21. Then dumbass why was this mentally ill with a restraining order even able to buy a gun legally? The blood of thousands are on your hands for your idiocy

  22. To those who misread my previous words please go back and read it carefully again. I never used the term “mass destruction”. I used ” weapons of destruction” the distinction between the two should be notable. I agree with “sensible” gun laws. However, sensible to me does not mean preventing our military from defending themselves (or civilians for that matter) on our own soil. Or not allowing legal citizens to own a fire arm or two in defense of their own person.
    I also never said Europe “lives” under shariah law”. What I did say was they are being “bullied into living under sharia law”. Maybe my words were not clear enough in this. There are cities in the European nations ( France, Turkey, Germany, Greece, etc.) who have allowed shariah law to supersede the law of the land. Those who practice shariah are loud and aggressive (bullying, right?) to push their prophet on all others.

  23. France,Germany, and Greece are living under sharia law? My impression was that they’re all living under the Civil Code. Cite or fight.

  24. I might also suggest that those who think the “madman was a Right Winger” should probably read his manifesto. And a “nut job is a “nut job” no matter what party he does or does not belong to.

  25. Dumbass I posted it. I thinkyou haven’t read it or you are sorely lacking in comprehension skills. Here it is again
    1 Recognize a lost cause.It is too late.The US is oozing the puss of foolishness and perversion.
    2 Find a positive way to exert your energies.I recommend laughing as often as possible.Here is something that is truly funny: since I accepted this it came to me that the president is doing exactly what Tim McVeigh did,only the president is much more effective.The way I see it,the faster he wrecks this nation, which in no way resembles what it’s founders envisioned,the faster working people with morals may re-assume command.ie I was for his re-election. I like his spending habits.etc……Truth and death always go hand in hand, and in our brave moments we can laugh. Whatever truth requires, I will accept.
    3 Encourage whatever takes us forward. Right now, down is forward.

    4 For the few who will understand this, it is my hope that you will see to one preparation for the coming downfall, which will be worse than a Mad Max scenario. That preparation is not storing up canned goods, munitions,etc, but to gather what will be necessary to put in your families food to insure a painless and certain death should the need arise.,if there are no cell phones,no TV,no power,gas,no stores,no police,etc.

    5 If you are male, fight until the end, and enjoy it.People are good at what they enjoy, and your Maker would want it that way.

  26. Name those cities that are living under Sharia law. In fact the only majority Muslim country in NATO, Turkey would laugh at your home schooled ignorance

  27. There are TOO MANY GUNS in America. There are too many crazy bastards with easy access to guns in America. How about some limits?

  28. I am NOT saying Germany, France, Turey, etc. are living under shariah law! Here are my exact words again. “cities in European nations (….)who have allowed shariah law to supersede the law of the land. “Cities” not the entire country! And this is not even the point of this post in the first place! Why “nit pick” and degrade (djchefron and moongrim especially) I have yet to see someone say something in defense of their position. What do you think will happen when you disarm America and why???

  29. No its not because its a bunch of bullshit. I been to Europe unlike you who probably didn’t leave the farmhouse you were born in and I didn’t see any Sharia law. Who is this billion bibles?

  30. Here’s a simple solution to control gun ownership in America: Just like renewing your CAR registration every (?) number of years; or obtaining INSURANCE (Car insurance)….. Why not have GUN owners: Get “Gun Insurance”; and get “Gun Registration Renewals”; or get them to present Passports, Green cards, Visas, Voter registration cards, Medical Insurance cards, Job ID’s, Social Security cards; or a letter from the Police precinct where they live that they are upstanding citizens and have NO police records? This can be done. The Data base of ALL gun owners will be then a source to find abusers of their guns, trace the sale and ownership, and a monitoring of the wackos who OWN guns. Of course, those who are NOT in the system will be regarded as “Outlaws” and suffer the penalties when caught commiting crimes with guns. OR, understand that they WILL be traced IF they committ, or THINK of committing gun usage for violence. Simplistic? Sure. Realisti…

  31. Another politician bought out by the NRA.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013 firearms (excluding BB and pellet guns) caused 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S. citizens) and 33,636 deaths (10.6 deaths per 100,000). In 2013, a total of 117,894 people in the U.S. were injured or killed by guns.

    There are currently 318.9 million U.S. citizens. Using the statistics above, in 2013 one out of every 2705 people in the U.S. was shot by a firearm, and one out of every 9481 people was killed by a firearm.

    If the current trend continues, one out of every 37 people currently living in the U.S. will be shot by a firearm during the course of their life (assuming a 74-year lifetime); one out of every 128 people will be killed by a firearm during their lifetime.

  32. He was a right winger you freaking moron!
    For decades Houser lived and worked in the same area where he owned a home in Phenix City and the surrounding cities. Since the 90’s he had built a reputation as an oddball. It was then that he regularly appeared on a local television show, appearing opposite a Democrat as a radical REPUBLICAN railing against women in the workplace and calling for violence against abortion providers.
    He received degrees in Accounting and law but, never applied to take the bar exam in Alabama.
    His wife and other relatives filed papers accusing him of domestic violence in 2008.
    He flew a large Confederate flag on a flagpole outside his house for a time, but later replaced it with a smaller rebel battle flag.
    Your ignorance and you postings are unfreaking believable! You really are pathetic!!! Why don’t you go over to Fox.com or Yahoo.com where you would fit in just perfectly with all the other idiot/morons like yourself!!!

  33. That is the most asinine statement I’ve read in a long time.

    How does supporting the constitution, freedom and a right that “shall not be infringed upon” make one a terrorist?

    Look, most gun control laws make it more difficult for only law abiding citizens to get guns. Dillon Clebold and Eric Harris broke over a dozen state and federal gun laws. Criminals who are hell bent on armed robbery or killing someone will steal, buy from a private individual, or have a friend buy the gun for them.

    Waiting periods (some just 48 hours) don’t seem like a long time. Except for that woman who’s being stalked by her ex. Or the guy working the night shift at a C store.

    I don’t support waiting periods but I do support an instant check system. And we obviously have the technology for that today.

  34. Billion bibles…what a joke!!!
    Gideon’s International is an Evangelical Christian Association founded in 1899 in Janesville, WI. Their HQ is in Nashville, TN (red-neck state). Their primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge. Gideon’s International distributed their historic two billionth scripture. The first billionth spanned 93 years (1908 to 2001). The second billionth in less than 14 years (2002 to 2015).
    Membership is limited to current or retired BUSINESS or PROFESSIONAL MEN aged 21 or older who are members in good standing of an Evangelical or Protestant church. Wives of Gideon’s may join the Gideon’s International Auxiliary (why, how lucky can they be).
    Members: 300,000 + Auxiliary members (wives of Gideon’s).
    In other words, just more bible thumping idiots!!

  35. All rights have limits. The 2nd Amendment should be no different.

    No one wants to take away your rights to own a gun but the pendulum has swung too far toward unfettered access and it’s time to swing that pendulum back to the middle.

  36. All rights have limits? I don’t understand what you mean by that. Do you mean limiting the # of guns one can own or purchase in a said period of time? Do you mean limiting free speech? Or freedom of religion? Or limiting the 5th amendment?

    “No one wants to take away your rights to own a gun”

    I respectfully disagree because no matter what restrictions are put on guns, there will always be those leaders who will never quit pushing for more restrictions and gun bans.

    It’s just like taxes and spending. Little by little. It never ever stops.

  37. It’s just like taxes and spending. Little by little. It never ever stops.

    That’s because life isn’t static. You can’t expect to pay once and never have to worry about funding again.

    How does supporting the constitution, freedom and a right that “shall not be infringed upon” make one a terrorist?

    Well if you’ve observed the Right’s treatment of Obama, you’d know the answer already.

    All rights have limits? I don’t understand what you mean by that.

    Not surprising, Freedom of Speech doesn’t give you the right to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater if there isn’t one. The same with guns- you’re not allowed to turn a theater into a shooting gallery just because you’re pissy about something.

    You may support some background checks- but the problem lies with the NRA- they don’t. their answer to everything: More Guns!
    And this Tea Bagger shooter, was supposed to be the epitome of “Responsible Gun Owner”.

    WTF?

  38. Nothing Jindel says is based on reality because he very same man who thinks of himself as white man with a Southern confederate heritage. He is liar at best or delusional at worst!

  39. “That’s because life isn’t static. You can’t expect to pay once and never have to worry about funding again.”

    I think you know I didn’t mean “pay once” on taxes. I was referring to our government’s ever increasing lust for more taxes and more spending. Just as some will never lose their desire for more and more gun control. Please don’t insult my intelligence by pretending to be stupid. I know you’re not.

    Freedom of Speech doesn’t give you the right to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater if there isn’t one. The same with guns- you’re not allowed to turn a theater into a shooting gallery just because you’re pissy about something.

    The two scenarios you gave are against the law and have nothing to do with the 1st or 2nd amendment. As long as we are obeying the law, our rights are not limited.

    Whether it’s an NRA member gone nuts on a killing spree or members of Planned Parenthood caught on tape trying to sell body tissue, they’re all breaking the …

  40. Limits have been tried again and again. Crime and murder increased in cities like Chicago and DC after gun bans.

    Strict gun control only keeps law abiding citizens from getting guns. It DOES NOT stop criminals from getting guns.

    Because that’s what criminals do. They break the laws!

  41. Meanwhile the CDC tells us the following:
    Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion.

  42. Greta,,just stop please all you’re doing is embarrassing yourself. You have NOTHING factual or substantial to offer and that is why you and your ilk will ALWAYS LOSE!. REAL men don’t need to walk around with their penis’s holstered on their side. The NRA IS a domestic terror org.! They PROFIT off of EVERY gun sold and EVERY round fired!

  43. False Premise- again.

    There are limits on ALL of the Rights in the Bill of Rights. Try as much as you wish to change it, the Supreme Court disagrees with you.

    You cannot threaten the President. (First)
    A Well-regulated militia (Second). A concept that seems to exceed the grasp of every 2nd amendment nutter in the U.S.

    If the ammosexuals would actually act like responsible adults, the gun confiscaters would be taken as seriously as the Tea Baggers are.

  44. And yet we can’t even trust the so-called ‘responsible’ gun owners to act like adults?

    Their actions inch us ever closer to an australian solution.

  45. Where do you think the 60+ million guns on the streets came from? The tertiary market for guns is important to the NRA, et al.

    They are opposed to a national registry because the after-market for guns would dry up quite a bit.

    When people buy new guns, they want to sell off their old ones.

    Having a huge number of guns on the streets serves this purpose, as well as being a nice thing they can use to scare people into buying MORE guns.

    The circle of death.

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