THE NRA BLUES

THE NRA BLUES                           G

Today Orlando, tomorrow who knows where?             C  D  G C
Automatic weapons, and the sound of final prayer.    C D   G C
But for America, it’s just another day, and                   B7-   Em C
Look who’s taking money from the NRA.                     C D —  G C G C

Can’t protect the children, and you can’t step out of line.
Second amendment’s gonna get ‘em every time.
Gunmakers’ lobby just blows them all away, yeah,
Look who’s taking money from the NRA.

Follow the money, what more is there to say.
You can buy a Congressman for only $50k!
That’s all it takes to make ‘em look the other way.
Look who’s taking money from the NRA.

We’ve lost the right to privacy, to                      D —
Peaceful assembly, but                                        G – Em –
Doesn’t matter what you’ve done, you’ve       C – D –
Got a right to buy a gun, you can                     G – Em –
— Be a safety risk, you can                                C – D –
Be on a terror list, you don’t                             G – Em –
Even need to know what’s real, to get            C – D –
Weapons for a battlefield, if                             G – Em –
That’s all that you can see,  when you            C – D –
Look at our community.                                   G – Em –
mmmmmmm…..                                                C – D – G —

I believe in freedom, I believe in having fun, and
I believe that staying alive is freedom number one.
  So if you’re asking me, all I’ve got to say, is
Look who’s taking money from the NRA.

© Doug Hendren 2016

References:

The Nation, Call the Top 20 Recipients of NRA Cash in Congress

CBS Poll:   Majority Backs Assault Weapons Ban

VOX World: A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works.

AMA Journal of Ethics, Physician “Gag Laws” and Gun Safety.  Did you know that doctors in several states are not legally permitted to ask patients about gun safety (like whether any guns in the home are kept out of reach of children).

Business Insider, How the Gun Industry Funnels Tens of Millions of Dollars to The NRA.  The NRA publicly represents itself as a grassroots organization without major corporate influence. This article shows otherwise.

Washington Post, Has your US Congress person received donations from the NRA?

Comments

  1. Bonnie MacEvoy says:

    Vote them out. November. Look down the ticket and remove the losers who vote their wallets.

  2. Anne Nielsen says:

    Another potent commentary, Doug. Keep ’em coming! We need you to help the rest of us stay focused through this miserable election season. Anne

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