I have to side with President Obama on this one: “Enough is enough!”
I am glad the president named gun control legislation as a first priority at the beginning of his second term. Ironically, the reports of mass murders and lunacy killings paint a clear picture of the overwhelming gun violence in America.
When we get right down to it, the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which gives us the right to bear arms, can very well be a loophole in the law for the criminal minded. Our constitutional rights are the promises of our nation’s forefathers … but in these new millennium technological times, how lawful should it be for any and every one to own a gun?
The president is not trying to take away our right to bear arms in order to protect ourselves, our families and our properties. Rather he is determined to take guns out of the hands of criminals, the criminally insane and the mentally unstable. A very important part of his determined proposal is to enforce extensive background checks as far as all gun purchases are concerned.
He also proposed regulations on high-powered weapons. There will, unfortunately, still exist black market gun purchases.
Have you ever been in a ghetto high-crime area at midnight on New Year’s Eve? The gunfire sounds like the battlefield of World War III; that is the continuous blasting of every sort of weapon from .25 automatics to military cannons! Is such gunfire the celebration of a new year or a warning statement of age old underground black market power?
Law enforcement and gun control legislation cannot “gun down” the black market, but stricter gun control laws might discourage illegal gun purchases and therefore quiet the underground black market celebration of a criminal power structure.
Society as a whole is so intensely filled with violent video games, movies and news reports of crime that we are spawning a trained breed of criminals. Sadly, gun violence is at the top of the list. It rampages throughout our communities. It is like a vein that carries bad blood, like an infectious disease which is aggravated by poor parenting, poor law enforcement, poor education, oppression and mental illness.
Gun control legislation is the serum which must be injected as a determined effort for the cure!
In President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of the Newtown massacre, I heard 20 little voices cry out: “Do whatever you can to stop the violence!”
And that is the bottom line.