Mr. Obama went on, “When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer”.
Both said they supported the public statements by Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, who has vigorously opposed gun control laws and even said he would not enforce new ones locally.
On Friday, as customers browsed in the store, many of them preparing for the start of deer hunting season on Saturday, talk was focused on Obama’s call the previous evening for stricter gun laws. He showed us that Thursday in yet another self-righteous, finger-wagging speech that he admits himself he’s exhausted of giving.
I don’t want to be mistaken in my efforts-I am not arguing against The Second Amendment, because that is not the point of this column-rather, I am attempting to raise awareness for the underlying social and political causes of gun violence and how we can potentially stem it from continuing at such a heinous rate.
AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, September 7, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.
However we may wish police or family members could have stopped Dylan Roof before he murdered nine people in a Charleston church, what were they supposed to do?
“The country has to do a few soul searching about this, it’s becoming the norm”.
There have been 297 mass shootings in America this year.
After the UC Santa Barbara killings, Obama expressed his frustration that society was not willing to take the “basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage”.
Is it more thorough background checks, longer waiting periods, limits on the number of guns a person can own?
Once again, President Obama has used a horrific mass shooting to make an argument for gun control. But even the strongest activists on gun regulations admitted within hours of the Umpqua massacre that nothing will happen in the foreseeable future. That is to say, it’s not just that many Republicans’ views have changed since Obama took office, but that being pro-gun has become an elemental part of what it means to be a Republican. But I’m not so naive as to conflate gun control with crime control – especially in schools.
“I have noticed that so many people like [Flanagan] are alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are”, Harper-Mercer wrote in a blog post, according to CBS News.
Henninger, who became police chief in 2004 – 10 years after the Vail Town Council passed the local assault weapons ban – said he knows of only one time during his tenure that the ordinance was enforced, and that involved confiscating and holding a weapon owned by a seasonal worker. “Hillary is so ideological that she seems oblivious to the reality of gun-control politics“.
REUTERS/Lee CelanoChristian Wise, left, and Britney Landry, right, embrace other mourners outside a rosary service for Mayci Breaux in Franklin, Louisiana, July 24, 2015.
It does not matter your party line: Whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, the fact is, mass shootings continuously rack communities around this nation and we continuously shake our heads. But that poll was within a week of the shooting and in less than a year, the number was back down to 49%.
The President using the UCC shooting for political advantage?
That’s what former Pennsylvania Sen. But though earth shattering this tragedy is, something is even more horrifying. In Australia, national outcry and a hard legislative process resulted in a successful country-wide gun-buyback program and a one-time tax on citizens.