Real Talk: Guns

AssaultRiflesNew York has the right idea.

Not enough in my opinion, but a step in the right direction. I can not believe that there are people who still oppose laws to control assault weapons in this country. If I hear about the second amendment one more time, I think my head will literally pop off and steam will be released from my corpse.

Of the NY law, Republican Sen. Greg Ball called it “political opportunism.”

We haven’t saved any lives tonight, except one: the political life of a governor who wants to be president,” said Ball who represents part of the Hudson Valley. “We have taken an entire category of firearms that are currently legal that are in the homes of law-abiding, tax paying citizens. … We are now turning those law-abiding citizens into criminals.


The list below includes four schools (1 elementary, two high schools, 1 college), one movie theater and two shopping malls/parking lot because the second amendment is necessary to envoke at such places. And this is only a highlight reel…

  1. Sandy Hook Elementary
  2. Webster, NY
  3. Chardon High School (OH)
  4. Aurora, CO
  5. Brookfield, Wisconsin
  6. Tuscon, AZ
  7. Va Tech
  8. Columbine High School

President Obama supports reinstating a ban on assault weapons, stricter controls on high-capacity ammunition clips and stronger background checks, much in-line with the NY law. I am happy that he is looking at some initial actions that he could take without congressional approval. We should hear a plan later this week.

It is unfortunate that the burden will surely fall on those who have been most impacted, but unfortunately some people must be shamed into doing what is right. If the lives of our children are not motivation enough, then we should be prepared for more violence.

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