Losing the Rose Colored Blinders

My Gun Control Thoughts

My Gun Control Thoughts

When the news broke that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid felt that the Feinstein bill, to reduce the number of bullets in a clip and reduce the types of automatic weapons available on the market would not pass in the Senate, I became very frustrated and more than a little angry. It was my thought at the time that after the Newton massacre, where 20 children were lost in automatic gunfire, that our country was ready to make a change. A necessary change that would improve our safety and security. The failure of our legislative leadership to consider these changes is daunting and makes me wonder just who they believe they are representing. When a majority of Americans are for universal background checks, a super-majority of Americans are for stricter penalties for gun-runners and straw purchasers, and a majority of Americans are for reduced clips and reduced automatic weapons, who is being represented when we cannot get a bill to the floor of the Senate to be debated?

“This is so ridiculous, yet perhaps it was naive of me to expect any different outcome. I think they should’ve went ahead and TRIED. If that part wouldn’t pass, then it wouldn’t pass. Okay. At least there would have been an effort. They’ll call this a compromise. But it’s not. It’s cowardice. Once again, our politicians have let themselves be cowed by special interest groups, namely in this case the NRA which has shown yet again how powerful it is.”  Michael Moore.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks that we will get a vote from Congress for both the assault weapons ban and background checks, even though the Senate has put the assault weapons ban aside.

We are going to have a vote for sure on assault weapons and we’re going to have a vote on background checks,” said the prominent gun control advocate in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“If we were to get background checks only, it wouldn’t be as good as if we got both, but look, we demanded a plan and then we demanded a vote. We’ve got the plan, we’re going to get the vote,” he said.

Since the news is now reporting the death of an infant at the hands of a couple of teenagers, where a handgun was used by a 17-year-old, it seems that background checks might at least get a vote, despite the fact it may not pass.
“Later tonight, I will start the process of bringing a bill to reduce gun violence to the Senate floor. This bill will include the provisions on background checks, school safety and gun trafficking reported by the Judiciary Committee,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement Thursday evening.
How is it that we cannot expect a change in the way guns are sold? Why is it necessary to have more than 10 rounds per clip in a gun? Why is it so hard to hold gun sellers accountable? Who are my Congresspeople representing? They are certainly NOT representing the people I know.
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2 thoughts on “Losing the Rose Colored Blinders

  1. I am going to be frank. The reason we cannot get anything done in Washington is, Washington is bought and paid for by Big Business. These men and women of both houses are more interested in campaign contributions and kick backs than they are about their country.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Fresh Thoughtz. God blesses.

    • Noel, I know you are right, and that breaks my heart. I am idealistic enough to keep fighting the wind because I do believe that it’s what our Lord would expect. Nothing worth fighting for is easy, is it?
      God Bless,
      Fran

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