Wow this is a hard one to call since I feel for the animal and the man who saved the kid. In Washing D.C. a man who shot a pit bull who was mauling an 11 year old boy may be facing gun charges. The man witnessed three pit bulls biting the 11 year old who was on his bike when he decided to get his gun. The man then shot one of the dogs dead prompting a police officer to then shoot the other two dogs as they continued to maul the boy who was hospitalized for lacerations. The police confirmed that the man could be charged with violating guns laws because in D.C. it is illegal to fire a gun on the street even if you legally register the gun. A gun law expert who is also an attorney told the Post that making it stick is difficult because the attack was near the man’s property line.
President Obama is considering 19 different gun control measures that he could take without congressional approval that address gun violence. The plan will be unveiled on Wednesday amid claims that he is overstepping his role as president says republicans. The House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that a significant part of the plan included congressional action but some of the measure can be done by executive order. The measures include aggressively enforcing existing gun laws, amping up national gun research, tougher penalties for gun trafficking offenses, making gun crime data more available and taking action against falsifying gun sale background checks. The president is still urging congress to pursue other avenues such as renewing assault weapons ban and pressing limits on high capacity magazines and stricter policies for background checks on gun sales.
While the White asks for more gun control measures after the Connecticut school massacre, the NRA has asked for increase in school security and closer look at entertainment and video games. At the national level, advocacy groups and the NRA wants the Justice Department to crack down on falsifying background checks as only a small number are actually prosecuted. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says some 40 percent of gun sales happen with no background checks, such as at gun shows and by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads.
It is sad to see our leaders still can’t agree on what to do in this situation. Gun violence happens everyday and the longer they take to fix the problem the more people die. To me it is all about looking the best and not what is best for the majority of the country no matter what party they belong to. The article and the representatives from the various groups have all admitted to the faults in the system but no clear strategy to solve the problem. I personally like what New York state has created which would be most restrictive gun law in the nation if signed by the governor. The measure called for tougher assault weapons ban, restriction on ammunition and gun sales, address the unsafe storage of guns and create a more powerful tool to report mentally ill people who plan to use a gun illegally.
Why would they approve this and what comfort or safety will this bring to the kids who attend the school? I don’t understand who this is the solution to a much bigger problem by arming a janitor with a gun. You may be able to reduce the number of children injured or killed but in all these instance the attacks were planned and the gunmen carried multiple rounds. A janitor going up against that kind of arsenal is going to have a hard time defending himself let alone a school. It doesn’t make sense not to plan this out before executing whatever plan. The way to prevent this from happening is to take more of an interest in the student and provide mental health services or counselors to troubled kids.
Arming more people to protect others in a school will not help and certainly doesn’t address the underlying problems here. I know his heart is in the right place but this will add to the problems that are already mounting. Our government needs to stop focusing on just the gun violence and look at the reasons behind the violence. Address those and I promise you we will be much further along than arming more people.
Wow this lady was sitting on a goldmine. Read this incredible story to find out what it was worth and what the Police Department did with it.