Is the current round of repeatative gun control ideas effective against gun violence? Would it work for Colorado?
We need to discuss the root cause of mass shootings in a calm and clear way. It’s the only way to get to a solution that is real and works – rather than emotional ploys to promote a political agenda and provide an illusion of safety.
What if there was no 2nd Amendment? If America were like England, would the public be safer?
Could Oprah Winfrey be the first Black female president? Maybe. Does she deserve to be? That is a question we are nowhere near knowing the answer to. It’s the question to keep in mind as the hype bandwagon starts to roll.
The logic is therefore, if a firearm looks menacing it should be banned to enhance public safety. Given these actions, addressing the look of a firearm and mere possession as well as the broadest classifications of firearms and documentation of ownership, has the public become safer? No. Empirically, the only answer is no.
Consistently it seems that Rep. Hanna appears to be out of touch with the issues the nation, and his constituents, feel is important. It seems most apparent that Rep. Hanna is failing at the very core responsibility of a member of Congress, representing the voice of the voters that elected him.
There is rarely ever a good life decision made during deep emotional distress. We all should, and I have no doubt will, denounce the evil that caused this mass shooting – like all mass shootings. It can’t be too much to ask for a pause in the partisan rhetoric. It’s a little thing to request to know the number of people we need to mourn for, before we try to wrest rights from the public at large.
Update – as predicted, as of this repost, there is no major news media outlet that we are aware of that have reviewed/noted or even acknowledged that statistics for mass shootings exist since 1980. Also, none of the major media questioned why the FBI presented the data with the odd timeframe, or the short-term trend figures isolated from the long-term reduction in mass shootings. Historically, the time period of the recent FBI mass shootings report indicates a reduction on a per incident and per person injured/killed basis versus the average.
Each time there is a shooting at a school attention is focused on the killers, the weapons used (especially if an assault weapon), and the youth of the victims. Each of these sad events create indelible images in the mind. But how common is it really? Mass shootings have been a sad part of the national history for more than 30 years and conclusions in search of causes may win elections, but have not made anyone better off – that is the reality and it cannot be escaped.