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Gang members with stolen guns commit a good share of these crimes

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, my mother would have been 98 and on that day the president came out with measures that would fix our gun-control problems. He said he would do this since his first day in office.

Background checks after background checks, then he even admits background checks probably wouldn't have prevented many of the shootings in the past few years. (We have been trying to tell him that). He even mentioned all the killings by guns in Chicago.

After looking up on Google I found out that 442 people were killed by guns in Chicago in 2015. My question to the president is how many of these shootings would a background check done, knowing most of them were killed by stolen guns.

I would love to be there when they rounded up the thousands of gang members that commit a good share of these crimes and tell them they would need a background check before they could shoot anyone again.

I listened to the president rant and rave and as usual he didn't impress me at all.

I do feel sorry for all of those that lost love ones and wished the president had done more to prevent these type of crimes by enforcing all the laws that are already on the books.

Many of the president's new laws are undermining our Constitution and should and will be challenged in the courts.

For all you Hillary fans, she endorsed the president's plan on Monday before it was even announced. You like Obama? You will love Hillary.

L. Michael Hatch

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Obama didn't say how his plan would have prevented any past shootings

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.

Don Ewing

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