In continuing his push for “common sense” gun control, President Barack Obama said Friday that mass shootings such as occurred Thursday night at an Oregon community college are just one part of gun violence plaguing the United States. “They’ve been at this a long time, they’ve perfected what they do”, Obama said.
Those who try to block this kind of legislation should consider themselves complicit in the heartbreak that tens of thousands of Americans are going through every year.
Earlier on Thursday, presidential candidate Ben Carson took to the radio to deliver one such routine response. Sure, a few people will voluntarily register their guns, but they are unlikely to be criminals or would-be mass shooters. While multiple people, including President Obama, have renewed the discussions of whether more gun control is the answer, Brown said that now was not the time to be making things political. “Obviously, that’s not the issue”. The issue is the mentality of these people.
Carson seems to be suggesting that keeping tabs on every mentally ill person is a better idea than keeping tabs on guns.
“Similar piffle is posted on social media, as the self-styled caring class takes the opportunity to sanctimoniously post the Onion article headlined “‘No Way To Prevent This, ‘ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens”, or to link to a YouTube video of a comedian riffing on America’s love affair with the Second Amendment.
Each dot on the map signifies a shooting where four or more people were injured or killed.
While reloading his handgun, the man ordered the students to stand up and asked if they were Christians, Boylan told her family.
December 2014 marked the first time in two decades of polling that those feeling strongly that the rights of Americans to own guns should be protected were in the majority, according to Pew Research. “It’s like a needle in a haystack”.
How many more mass shootings will it take before Congress adopts sensible gun controls? It would make more resources available to help provide treatment for mental health ailments, with specific assistance for parents struggling with their children’s mental health issues.
“We pray for the victims and their families, and we call for reasonable gun violence control measures to save more innocent lives from meeting the same tragic ends”, said an October. 2 statement by the Jewish Committee on Public Affairs.
“…we’re now seeing it resurface together with sort of political assertions by Republicans that ignore the basic facts here: There was an attack on our facility in Benghazi”. “But overall violence would go down by only about 4%”.
Nodding to the arguments that such shootings are often committed by the mentally ill, Obama said it was clear that anyone who commits such crimes had a “sickness in their minds”. We are not the only country on Earth that has people with mental illnesses or want to do harm to other people.
Yesterday, another horrendous and tragic shooting occurred on an American college campus. He went on: “We spend over a trillion dollars, and pass countless laws, and devote entire agencies to preventing terrorist attacks on our soil, and rightfully so. I think we should change it. But I can’t do it by myself”.