Friday, December 28, 2012
Attorney General: Obama to Seek Ban on Semi-Automatic Rifles
Since 2009 the Obama administration has been openly announcing their intention to re-issue the assault weapons ban. This is disturbing for several reasons, first banning guns does not save lives, and for the administration to act as if this is a moral obligation prompted by a tragedy, then they are bold face liars. Not once since this shooting has the administration sighted any of their previous all out intentions to ban assault weapons. There is no character in cashing in on a tragedy and the anti-gun campaigns have become morally bankrupt spending on the account of this tragedy. I think President Obama has helped this country beyond our own scope in many ways, yet this one act could under mind that terribly. If the President wants to preserve a legacy of democratic freedom, and social empowerment, then he in no way can tell a law abiding citizen, that he can not be trusted to bear certain arms. Whether that man is just a man, or a father or a even a solider. How can people really think that altering our constitution on this one fact suddenly saves lives. I hope the President doesn't really believe that. 51% of Americans oppose any new bans directly on firearms. If our politicians still represent the will of the people none of them would support any legislation to ban any firearms then. There are much better and simpler solutions to this issue, an old saying says " the simple answer is usually the right answer". the simple answer here is pass legislation requiring at the least cable locks on weapons, Dramatically increase the penalty for possession, or trafficking in firearms for a legally ineligible convicted person. Make it 10 years and no parole for possessing a firearm as a felon, and they will think twice before touching one. These are simple answers that do not re-write our constitution.