Before President Obama released his gun control proposal on Wednesday, opponents of the gun control plan were taking action. On Monday, Attorney General Edwin Meese like others before suggested that the president could be impeached for such actions. The National Rifle Association also was busy releasing their ad that asked views, “Are the President’s Kids More Important than Yours?”which made comparisons between placing armed guards at school and the Secret Service detail assigned with protecting Sasha and Malia Obama. The ad called the president an “elitist hypocrite.” Not only has the president receives more than 30 death threats a day, Sasha and Malia have also been threatened as well I guess it comes with the territory. The NRA and its board of directors are not much different as they have also received death threats.
However, the NRA has a large financial stake in the game so no surprise they are hitting below the belt. The organization pulled in $227.8 million that includes $100 million in memberships and $71 million in contributions and grants many from gun manufacturers. The firearm manufacturers have a lot to loss with Obama’s proposal about $4 billion to be exact, bit I agree with AOL that going after his children who have nothing to do with this gun fight is ridiculous. The NRA and for that matter the gun manufacturers should be putting their efforts towards a long term solution not a lazy one. The problem here is not only gun and in a matter politicians with their fingers in several pies that only benefit them, but the need to re-examine the whole system and process in buying guns. Let’s face it NRA and gun manufacturers, regardless of whatever regulations are put into place people are still going to buy guns and unfortunately Obama and Congress no matter what gun measures you put into place like in all of these mass shooting if there is a will there is a way whether legal or illegal to get guns. This is what should be the focus to stop that.
Another shooting and more violence, when will people address the whole issue not just part of it which is gun laws. The NRA can stand on their soap box and the government can sit on their moral high horse, but who does that help? We are avoiding instead of addressing the larger problem here which is mental stability not gun laws. You can make as many gun laws as you want but the fact remains all of these shooting involve minors who got their guns from someone else. In all of these cases, it has been determined that the mental stability and maturity of the child was so underwhelming that it doesn’t take much to push a person over the edge. In all cases and even this one I am sure, it was a cry for help or a final solution because the child didn’t get the help they desired. Wake up America we are not the same country we use to be and children are expose to far more dangers than yester year, so let’s stand up and confront the issues affecting our youth today and crippling a country.
As the children of Sandy Hook Elementary return to school and some sense of normalcy, the president still remembers that day as the worst day of his presidency. The photo above was release by White House photographer Pete Souza’s which shows Obama being briefed on the shooting by his chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan. December 14 for the president marks the worst day of his presidency but for all of it marks the worse day for America.
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.