Haven’t we had it with politicians toying us around with regards to the Gun Control debate in America, as if the civilian people can’t discern rhetoric from action, or in our particular case, inaction.
I love Politics, but right now few can stand how cowardly politicians in Washington are behaving in the aftermath of a horrendous tragedy, which claimed the lives of 20 children, barely 6 and 7 years old.
How many more elementary schools, shopping malls, community centers, universities, hospitals, and public spaces need to be terrorized before someone in Washington stands up to the issue of gun violence in America?
In 2012 alone, the United States witnessed 13 different mass shootings, and the most common weapon used in all the incidents was a handgun.
Read more on the Washington Post website.
The proposed bill on banning Assault Weapons which will be introduced by Sen. Diane Feinstein when Congress resumes, at first glance, seems like a solid step forward.
Senator Feinstein verbatim on NBC’s Meet the Press states,
“It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. Not retroactively, but prospectively. It will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets.”
Notice she mentions, ”not retroactively but prospectively.”
So, according to this bill, people who already own assault weapons are in the clear.
Also, gun owners can still carry 10 bullet rounds. Ten Rounds!
She further goes on to mention,
“We believe we have (perfected it). We exempt over 900 specific weapons that will not fall under the bill, but the purpose of this bill is to get … ‘weapons of war’ off the street of our cities,”
Did we hear her correctly?
Over 900 weapons/ GUNS will not fall under this bill, so how does this bill ensure a safer environment for our children, friends, and family members in society?
So what, the next time some kid plays loud music in their car, or you catch your spouse or significant other cheating, or you are plain depressed, how can I trust a gun owner to keep it together, and not use their gun?
Frankly, I feel much safer in a society where no one has guns rather than everyone.
This bill introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein is a great start, but it does not seek to address the root of our gun ridden problems in the United States.
Obviously, the larger GOP base, financially backed by the NRA is forced to take its marching orders from them, and find themselves in a Catch-22 situation with the general public.
However, I was hoping at least the democrats would seize this opportunity under a very progressive Obama administration to do much more to keep our society and children safe from the perils of gun violence.
In the end, lets not be too hopeful because even this bill which should pass for obvious reasons stated, and in light of the Newtown tragedy, may be strong-armed by dirty Washington politics, NRA lobbyists, and conservatives who perhaps fail to understand the essence behind the Second Amendment right to bear arms.