|WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT?|
"WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT - The favor of gun lobbyists - or American parents being able to safely drop their first graders off at school?'' (President Obama)
It appears that to Congress and the House - It's currying favor with the gun lobbyists..Cudos to President Obama for attempting to take the first steps towards the national implementation of some 'common sense' gun laws - and promising to commit "whatever power this office holds to make them into law."
Sadly - his pleas fell on deaf ears - and his office seems powerless!He urged the American people to ask their political leaders: "WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT?" Getting an A grade from gun lobbyists or the peace of mind of American parents?
Obama signed twenty-three 'executive actions' outlining a 'specific set of proposals' to close loopholes on existing laws, to implement new ones, and - to reinstate restrictions that have been - for SOME reason - allowed to expire!
|WE DON'T BENEFIT FROM IGNORANCE|
Obama was begging Congress to listen to the vast majority of 'The People' - over seventy percent, in fact - and to pass some very specific proposals - 'right away'!
TO NO AVAIL!He was calling for Universal Background Checks on EVERY single gun sold. As discussed - heatedly - in the article 'U.S Gov't: BY The NRA and FOR The NRA?' - TWO out of every five guns are sold without any background check whatsoever!!
It doesn't take a neuro-surgeon to figure out the specific and ugly implications of that simple statistic: FORTY out of every ONE HUNDRED guns sold in America - EVERY DAY - are in the hands of people who could be criminals, crazy - or BOTH!
|GUN CONTROL WORKS|
Obama was calling for the reinstatement of a ban for all military style assault weapons - and ammo clips that hold more than ten rounds. (One does wonder, however - how an already-passed ban on assault weapons was allowed to expire in the first place??...)
TO NO AVAIL!He was calling for better cooperation between Congress and law enforcement..
More police on the streets...
He wanted clearly outlined options that enabled mental health professionals to easily contact authorities with their concerns regarding dangerous patients...
Obama said the only way change can happen is if AMERICANS STOOD UP and spoke up...
All Americans of all political ilks!
|THE BULLIES WON|