an illustrated question


U. S. Capitol Building

On September 13, 2004, the United States Congress allowed to expire the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, prohibiting the manufacture and sale for civilian use of varied semi-automatic firearms (defined as “assault”) and large capacity ammunition magazines.

Similar weaponry was used in the mass shootings at the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater on July 12, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, on December 2, 2015, at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.

On each occasion, the Senate and House of Representatives paused for a moment of silence; however respectful and reverent, a metaphor, I believe, for multiple and consecutive moments of congressional inaction to promote and pass sane gun control legislation.

To wit:

gun - self-protection

for self-protection…



gun - hunting rifle

for hunting…



gun - competitive shooting pistol

for competitive shooting…


gun - assault rifle

for killing lots of people quickly and efficiently…




Congress, what is so hard to understand?

3 thoughts on “an illustrated question

  1. Paul,

    Wow!! Thank you for this! I’m a visual person so this Truly works me!! I don’t get it either why Congress doesn’t get it!! It’s pretty clear ….. And your photos make it even more clear!!!! I’ve almost given up hope that they’ll get it!!!!!

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