Senator Blunt may I be blunt about gun control?
The Kansas City Star
Senator Blunt from Missouri put out a statement today regarding his support of the 2nd amendment saying he would not support any legislation that would limit Americans access to guns.
I didn’t believe it so I called his Kansas City office. Turns out, it was true. Sad, but true. Stupid and insensitive, but true.
I looked up blunt in the dictionary.
blunt: abrupt in address or manner
Excuse me Senator Blunt, allow me to be blunt. Are you kidding me? When I called the office I asked if that also included assault weapons. Yep, it includes assault weapons. For a moment I sat silent on the phone. The entire nation is grieving during this national tragedy and I think you and the Westboro Baptist Church may have tied for the most inappropriate statements to date.
The next definition of “blunt” in the dictionary listed this:
Blunt: slow in perception or understanding; obtuse: His isolation has made him blunt about the feelings of others.
The best thing I can say right now is that you are living up to your name.
Senator Blunt, there is this thing called Facebook. I would ask one of your Gen Y staffers to pull that up on that thing called a computer on your desk. Read some of the posts right now. Maybe that will give you a better understanding of how the nation feels right now. Put your NRA friends on hold and tell them you will call them back later. Better yet, just meet them for a steak and a whiskey later and you guys can laugh about this at the bar. Right now just pull up Facebook. There you will see thousands of tributes to the kids who just died. You will see parents posting about how hard it is to leave our kids at school. There are post after post asking for more gun control. Maybe your Gen Y staff will get crazy and introduce you to Twitter.
I know, I may be asking just a little too much. If anything Senator Blunt, just step outside of your wood-paneled office and speak to people right now. I bet you would surprised to find that even your gun friendly, conservative loyalists agree that nobody needs an automatic weapon to hunt a deer. Compromise and healing is what this nation needs right now.
Ah well, who am I to say? You are the big time Senator and I’m just a parent reading Facebook posts and tweeting. Now excuse me for being so blunt.
Yours in frankness,