Open thread: It's about freakin' time

From BlueNC's national desk, a blog post by Lt. Col. Robert Bateman.

I am coming home. I need to be there and be part of the solution. Moms Demand Action is getting some traction, but they can use the lean-in of a few U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Rangers. I am only sorry that I did not stand up to this threat to our nation before. I am sorry. I was busy.

I have been overseas in Afghanistan and in NATO nations for half a decade while the insanity of the National Rifle Association expanded and exploded, and the NRA became, essentially, the tool of death in the United States. They made mass killings normal.

Well done, NRA. But this shit is too much.

Here's hoping an army of other active duty officers and enlisted rise up to take this on.

James Protzman
2nd ANGLICO
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
1974-1977

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