Times have changed. Since the Virgina Tech shootings it seems there have been an inordinate number of gun incidences or maybe they're just getting more press. However, when two kids get suspended from school for playing cops and robbers and pointing their fingers as guns, we've really gone over the top. After all, they see it all the time on their televisions and computers and game gadgets so they aren't going to understand what the fuss is all about any more than those who stood on the stage with the President today. Unless they were well rehearsed by their teachers and/or parents.
You talk about polarizing issues! If I weren't talking about politicians I'd suggest it's time to slow down and get our heads on straight. This is going to make the spending debate look like child's play. Both gun advocates and opponents have some good points. We don't need military style assault rifles to shoot Bambi or Thumper. Limiting the magazine size won't do the job either. Those so determined will just get more small ones. Not to mention loading their own. Also, there are already many laws on the books which aren't being enforced and adding another bureaucracy in the neighborhood of $500 million, which we can't afford, won't solve the problem either because we're not addressing it as a whole.
What I fear is happening is the administration is using a tragedy to chip away at more of our rights and not just the second amendment. Take the idea that would have doctors talk to their patients about guns. I doubt mine would bring it up, but I'd tell him it's really none of his business whether or not I own guns.
Having the justice department determine who should and who should not own them is another assault on privacy. While HIPPA goes a bit far in some instances, it would be undone here if the criteria was to be determined by the medications you take. Anxiety? Depression? High Blood Pressure? OMG you're a walking time bomb!
I predict a battle royal over this and doubt a lot will change. They had their chance when the assault weapon ban expired but as usual they did nothing.
Meanwhile the government has a new facade to hide behind while the debt crisis builds behind the scenes. Like the Democrats introducing a bill to repeal the debt ceiling altogether. Reminds me of a certain You Tube video and a terrorist attack in Benghazi.
If ever our government did it's business in a timely and well thought out manner I think I'd faint. Not much would be made of it I don't suppose because I'm not Hillary. But if I hit my head and developed a clot I might too develop fuzzy logic that could lead to a plot!
Next thing you know there will be drones in the sky keeping an eye on me, my Facebook page will be watched as will this blog, my phones will be tapped and my flying days will truly be over.
Mr. Obama has claimed, showing his diplomatic finesse once again, that Netanyahu doesn't know what's in Israel's best interest. Maybe he should pay more attention to what's in ours. Over reaching one more time isn't it.