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A Good Day For Democracy

Today, the states of Virginia and New Jersey both held gubernatorial elections, pitting Ralph Northam Ⓓ vs. Ed Gillespie Ⓡ and Phil Murphy Ⓓ vs. Kim Guadango Ⓡ, respectively. In both of the elections, the Democratic candidate won.

In New Jersey, this means that Phil Murphy is set to replace Chris Christie, a Republican governor who has long overstayed his welcome. Both Democrats appear to be planning to work on gun control legislation, which is a good sign.

In addition, Democrats now have a majority in the Washington State Legislature, for the first time in a very long time. Today is a good day for the Democratic Party.

The Moss Monster

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It has been said that the Legislative Branch of the United States government is a "swamp". Both sides of said Branch, the Senate and the House of Representatives, are controlled by increasingly deranged wingnuts. In the aftermath of mass shootings, said wingnuts do little other than offer their "thoughts and prayers" to the bereaved.

In particular, there is the "gun lobby", a far-right section of the Legislature that insists that the Second Amendment must be defended at all costs. Even the lives of dozens of kindergarteners.

This is where I shall express my opinion on gun control, in one sentence:

The Second Amendment was a fucking mistake.

Believed by most Republicans (and some Democrats) to be a "civil liberty", the Second Amendment paved the way for the Eric Harrises and Stephen Paddocks of America to murder whoever they choose using automatic weapons. Imagine trying to write laws governing weapons 226 years from now today.

The gun lobby has …

Vote

CJ-Moki here. I want to be short and to the point:

If you are an adult American citizen, get out and vote on 7 November 2017. Today, a gunman murdered twenty-seven people (among them children) in a church in Texas. Voting is one of your duties as an American citizen. On 7 November, special elections will be held across the entire country. If enough Americans voted for candidates who supported stronger gun control policies, this could finally lead to a change for stricter gun control laws (especially in the aftermath of two of the four deadliest shootings in American history).

CJ-Moki, signing off.