Fighting to Win on Gun Reform

Activists hold up signs at the Florida State Capitol as they rally for gun reform legislation on February 26, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. In the wake of the February 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead, hundreds of people joined the Parkland students to call for gun reform. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)Activists hold up signs at the Florida State Capitol as they rally for gun reform legislation on February 26, 2018, in Tallahassee, Florida. In the wake of the February 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead, hundreds of people joined the Parkland students to call for gun reform. (Photo: Don Juan Moore / Getty Images) 

I … I can remember
Standing by the wall
And the guns shot above our heads
And we kissed as though nothing could fall

And the shame was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, forever and ever
Then we could be heroes, just for one day …

David Bowie

Sit by the river long enough and sooner or later you’ll see everything. Now see this:

Hundreds of faithful at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday carried AR-15-style rifles, in adherence to their belief that a “rod of iron” mentioned in the Bible refers to the type of weapon that was used in last month’s mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The armed ceremony at World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, about 20 miles southeast of Scranton, featured gun-toting worshippers, some wearing crowns of bullets as they participated in communion and wedding ceremonies.

Attendants carefully placed a zip tie into the receiver magazine well of each weapon to assure that a clip could not be loaded.

Well, thank packin’ Jesus for the zip ties. Safety first, folks.

Rev. Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, youngest son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, presided over what was officially called the Cosmic True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humanity Cheon Il Guk Book of Life Registration Blessing, part of a “Festival of Grace” that included a “President Trump Thank You Dinner.”

Rev. “Sean” Moon’s brother, “Justin” Moon Kook-jin, owns Kahr Arms, a gun manufacturer located just down the road in Greeley. “I actually purchased my weapon there yesterday,” one parishioner told NPR, “because although I have several rifles, I didn’t have an AR-15.” The nearby elementary school was evacuated for the ceremony. A bunch of kids lost a day of…

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