Don’t be fooled. Gun massacres are about GUNS, not mental illness.

Don’t be fooled. Gun massacres are about GUNS, not mental illness.

Yes, President Trump, it IS a ‘guns situation.’ In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, Republicans are claiming that the easy availability of guns in the U.S. isn’t even a factor in our national epidemic of mass shootings. Instead they point to mental illness as the only factor that should be considered. Hogwash. Republicans’ strategy of trying to divert our attention from the real problem — guns — isn’t new. Tobacco companies used this same “bait-and-switch” strategy for decades with great success, and corporations have since passed the strategy down to their lackeys — Republicans — who are still using it today. In the 1980s, tobacco companies successfully shifted Americans’ focus away from another rampant deadly problem: the high rate at which kids were taking up smoking. Cigarette company advertising had long targeted youth, and in response health advocates started seeking restrictions on cigarette marketing and advertising […]

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