Walmart Will Send Representatives To White House To Talk Gun Control

Walmart Will Send Representatives To White House To Talk Gun Control.

Well I am glad to see Walmart is participating in the White House Gun Control Talks with Joe Biden. As one of the nation’s largest gun retailers, Walmart has finally announced publicly that it has participated in “ongoing conversations” with the White House and Congress after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December. Walmart sells firearms in roughly half of its US stores, but in recent years the selling of guns has waivered and only recently introduced firearms to many of its locations because of customer demand.

The White House task force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will discuss new gun regulation proposals along with representatives from the National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. I find it very refreshing to see this kind of cooperation and brotherly love on such a hot blooded issue but we need to address all sides of this debate not just guns but what leads to the gun violence.

 

Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: ‘I Am Not Your Servant’

Joshua Boston Gun Control Dianne Feinstein

Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: ‘I Am Not Your Servant’.

A United States Marine veteran has penned a response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s gun control proposal, saying the government has no right to take away his weapon: “I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve.” This is in response to the Newtown, Conneticut shopting at Sandy Hook Elementary which left 20 children dead. Boston goes on to say:

“I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one…I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.”

The letter only stoked the fire in the long debate about gun laws and gun violence. The bill itself would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons, strengthen the 1994 “Assault Weapons Ban” and tighten regulations for grandfathered weapons. The situation has made worse the tragedy at Sandy Hook and ignite a fire between pro-gun laws and pro 2nd amendment rights.

What do you think? I understand people want the right to keep and bear arms…I only have one question. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? The bill doesn’t ask that all weapons be taken away it asks for those specifically to be banned. It isn’t the end of the world and with all the recent shooting it would be better to see if this helps than not. The problem I have with the letter is that the government should know what guns you have and tighten the gun laws because if people would do their homework in all these cases of violence the guns were not owned by the individual committing the crime. I do agree their are many instance where the violence could of been avoided by looking at all of components that lead to it.

 

Adam Lanza’s Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting?

Adam Lanza’s Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting?.

What is scary about this story is the mother knew her son was mentally ill and waited until he was a legal adult to try and commit him. She made it harder on herself because it would take longer than if he was a minor. Apparently the decision to commit Adam Lanza made him angry therefore the police are speculating that this is his motive. Plus his mother volunteered at the school to work with the kindergarteners so there is his connection to the school according to Huffington Post. The son had always felt the mother cared more for the kids than for him. It is a tragedy I feel on both sides there are no winners in this situation.

Newtown Victims’ Lawsuits Curbed By NRA-Backed Law

Newtown Victims’ Lawsuits Curbed By NRA-Backed Law.

Upsetting that the families are being blocked by the NRA law that states families of gun violence cannot sue the weapon manufacture whose guns were used in the crime. I know the families think this will bring closure but like I said there is a larger issue here and their beef should be with the government and their lackadaisical approach to gun laws and health issues.