Following the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, Democrats and Republicans finally agreed on something: we need to assess the crime, causation and control of gun violence in the United States of America. If only the United States Congress and President could create this culture of compromise on other federal issues, like shooting down the annual deficits and growing national debt which are killing this country slowly.
US Senator Dianne Feinstein drafted the Brady Bill in 1994, which banned assault rifles for ten years. Local House Reps Henry Waxman and Maxine Waters supported that bill. They remember their votes, but apparently they forgot that shortly thereafter, Timothy McVeigh blew up the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms in Oklahoma City. Later on, two high school seniors went on a killing spree in Littleton, Colorado in 1999. Studies indicate that there was no decline in gun violence, either.
Gun control is a trigger-happy reaction to the deeper causes of these sporadic mass murders: a culture desensitized to violence, domestic policies which defund mental healthcare, and the sad reality that tragic things happen in life. As long as “good guys” are not permitted to carry a concealed firearm on campuses, our schools and our children can remain easy targets for mentally disturbed assassins. Instead of taking away the guns from “the bad guys”, the state of Connecticut should rescind the “gun freeze zone” exceptions for public schools.
If anyone needs to be banned, it’s the gun control reflex of progressives like Senator Dianne “I’m Running my Own Campaign” Feinstein, and House Reps Henry “Loves to Legislate” Waxman and Maxine “Tea Party Go to Hell” Waters. True to their liberal “ready-fire-aim” tendencies, US Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressional Members Waxman and Waters target the guns. As with gun violence, the only thing that stops bad legislators and bad legislation is good citizens who demand better legislation or no legislation at all.