For those of you who still think gun control is wrong

You say, that if we took away guns, people would make them. That is true. BUT! I doubt every criminal is smart enough to make their own gun. Therefore, that would make the criminals that have guns, go down.
You say that the criminals will buy them illegally. Well, if we took away guns from everyone except police officers, soldiers, and other government women and men that require a gun, then the criminals would have an extremely low chance of getting a gun.
You say that people the people who we THINK are responsible enough to have guns, might actually turn out bad. Well, HAVE STRONGER AND MORE DETAILED BACKGROUND CHECKS!
You say that people wouldn’t have anything to defend themselves. Well, most businesses and schools ALREADY don’t allow weapons in the building.
You say that gun control won’t fix all the gun problems. That is true. BUT, it would lower them.
And if that STILL hasn’t convinced you… Think about how many shootings have happened where many people have gotten killed. Think about the many suicides where children have used guns to kill themselves. If they hadn’t had access to a gun, yes they still would have tried to commit suicide, but it may not have been instant, like if they had shot themselves. So you could have still been able to save your child.
So how many more children and people have to die from shootings and gun suicides to make you realize that gun control is the answer!

Planned Parenthood Drama

So, I shared an article about how Planned Parenthood isn’t selling baby parts, and one of my cousins called me on it and asked me to defend my opinion. Since I felt pretty proud of what I wrote, I thought I might put it here (in case someone else might need it?

“ Okay, so I said I would get back to this, and I mean it. I know our views will differ, but I do want to explain myself (this is why I so very, very rarely post political things on my facebook). We’re family though, so I think we can both accept that we have different opinions at the end of the day and part with mutual respect.

The reasons why (at this current point and time) I do not believe this video:

1. The Center for Medical Progress is the source of the video. It is far from unbiased, nor is it a medical group. It is a political group focused on the /specific/ goal of discrediting and defunding Planned Parenthood. This is despite the fact that 97% of what Planned Parenthood does has nothing to do with abortions. For many people- especially those struggling at the poverty line- Planned Parenthood is the only form of Gynecological care. They perform more mammograms than abortions. As someone who has been without medical insurance due to being a student, I can tell you how important that is. Planned Parenthood will never turn anyone away for not being able to pay.

2. The timing of the video is set to coincide with a bill being placed before the House that would continue funding for Planned Parenthood. This has resulted in the stall of the bill- which also stalls money going to Breast Cancer Research. (The video was held over a year before being released)

3. This is not about baby parts. I know we have differing opinions on this, so I won’t expect you to agree with me on it. This is about fetal tissue. Fetal tissue is crucial in the research in the cure of diseases such at Parkinson’s disease and HIV. Also, fetal tissue that is not donated is medical waste- and as such would be thrown away if it was not donated.

4. Sherilyn J. Sawyer, the director of Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s biorepository told FactCheck.org that “there’s no way there’s a profit at that price.” She wrote that non-profit hospitals provide adult “tissue blocks from surgical procedures” at around $100–500 per block, and noted that “$30-100 is completely reasonable and normal fee.” Jim Vaught, president of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories said that “$30 to $100 per sample is a reasonable charge for clinical operations to recover their costs for providing tissue.” Carolyn Compton, the chief medical and science officer of Arizona State University’s National Biomarkers Development Alliance said this was “a modest price tag for cost recovery.”

Now this might make you say “But that’s proof they are selling baby parts!” However, I would like to remind you that the Red Cross charges $130- $150 per pint of blood, and we do not make the same accusations towards them, nor do we pull their funding.

In conclusion, until I get non-partial, unbiased information from credible sources, I will stand by my opinion. “

Time Stands Still

60s was a time when people believed that they are really mighty enough to change the world and make it a better place. They brought more freedom into living. And now what? The generation of hippies has grown into militarists and now we can hear about the possibility of war again and again. Just like in times of Truman, Kennedy or Reagan. American administration gets high rating for legalization of marijuana or pro-gay policy but at the same time politics are just continuing to realize their old plan of “democratic” invasion to the East.

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My mother is a die-hard conservative Republican. When I told her I had registered to vote, she rolled her eyes at me. When I asked why, she told me that “the worst thing for America is young, stupid liberals voting.” Liberals in the U.S. outnumber conservatives. The only reason Republicans win is because more of them vote. If you want us to win this upcoming election, get to the polls and vote, especially if you’re voting for Bernie Sanders in the primaries. Hillary has a lot more money and name recognition than Bernie does, so the primaries will be very important. Even if Bernie doesn’t win the primaries, Hillary being president will be a lot better than Donald Trump or Jeb Bush running this country further into the ground. Abstaining from voting in the general election because you don’t like Hillary will give the Republicans a victory on a silver platter and that is the worst thing that could happen right now.