To The Daily Sun,
President Obama deserves an Oscar for his performance in his "Common Sense Gun Safety" production. He said the right things, sounded sincere and caring, and teared up appropriately.
Unfortunately his gun control proposals fail to address the overwhelming majority of gun violence: criminals, gangs, and terrorists. His proposals will primarily make legal gun ownership and protection of innocent people more difficult.
President Obama says, "We know that we can't stop every act of violence. But what if we tried to stop even one?"
He could enforce our existing immigration laws and prevent the 400-500 killings and hundreds of thousands of rapes, robberies, muggings, other crimes and harmful accidents committed by illegal aliens annually. He could end sanctuary cities. But, President Obama isn't enforcing these laws and has been releasing, not deporting, violent criminal illegal aliens. President Obama isn't interested in saving the lives taken by illegal aliens.
Did President Obama propose increasing the punishments for criminal usage of guns, stricter law enforcement to keep violent gang members and criminals locked up, or more effective anti-drug efforts since a large percent of gun violence is drug related? No.
Almost all public mass shootings have been in "gun free zones." Did President Obama propose ending "gun free zones" to take the bulls-eyes off defenseless children in their schools and allow people to try to defend themselves from criminals or terrorists? No. Did President Obama propose withholding the names of mass killers to deprive them of the notoriety they crave? No.
President Obama proposed some restrictions on gun ownership by mentally ill people, but those restrictions may cost more lives than they save. Many mass murderers were taking psychiatric drugs, but most people taking those drugs don't commit crimes. And, President Obama's proposals go far beyond restricting the rights of violent mentally ill people, to restricting the rights of millions of the elderly, former soldiers, and others who don't threaten anyone.
President Obama didn't say how his proposals would have prevented any past crimes. Since his proposals didn't address the sources of almost all gun violence, despite his theatrics it seems his proposals aren't intended to reduce gun violence. His proposals seem designed to fail because failure can be used as justification for further gun controls. The more important goal of leftists like President Obama is to disarm all law abiding citizens, not to save innocent lives.
President Obama's speech and proposals disappointed knowledgeable people who actually want reduced gun violence and innocent lives saved. His use of murdered children as props to further the leftists' goal of eliminating Americans' Second Amendment rights is shameful, and President Obama should be condemned for it.
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