Blog readers know I have an issue with politicians and the way the political process plays out, but when credit is due credit is given.
The issue of gun control is so fractured and divisive nothing of substance has taken place during the last several years.
Those who wrap themselves in the second amendment, which I am a supporter of, turn a deaf ear to any and every sensible proposal that is suggested.
They do so ignoring the realities – you’re going to find liberal Pollyanna’s who will argue til they become blue in the face that the Second Amendment does not give the right to private citizens to keep and bear arms.
This is a right that has been upheld multiple times by the Supreme Court which in effect translates to every ruling becoming the “supreme law of the land”.
They ignore that this president who having taught constitutional law has pointedly said the second Amendment does indeed bestow this right upon citizens and he supports it.
On the opposing side it is as though conservatives can neither read, write,or think as they with a mob mentality buy into everything the NRA and and their favorite politicians have to say about a huge conspiracy to “take their guns”, and it is they with their dysfunctional approach to the welfare of the nation that comprises no small threat.
The threat to gun ownership begins and ends with the lunatics who abuse the right and indiscriminately kill men, women, and children in schools, public venues, or any other location they chose, that is the bottom line.
Ignorance and an unwillingness to do even a minimal amount of fact checking have been the characteristics of the gun control debate – but then that’s been pretty much been the way of it across the board when it comes to party allegiance.
So again I say credit where it is due, and in this case it is due to Obama.
And I repeat what I have said in the past, that law abiding gun owners need to address the real time issues and become an active participant in stemming the epidemic of gun violence.
For those who may be unaware of it or lack the cognitive powers to understand, ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is killing tens of thousands of people in this country annually and “patriots” posting selfies clutching guns and droning on in their pseudo Paul Revere impersonation of “the gun grabbers are coming” are doing nothing to remediate that.