January 6

Gun Violence

Do you agree with the new gun control plan of President Obama?  He gave this speech today in which he was brought to tears and said that the day of the Sandy Hook shootings, was the saddest day in office for him.  I agree that a lot of gun violence has taken place in the United States lately but who is to blame the gun or the person carrying the gun?

The new gun control plan will require background checks for licensed stores that sell guns.  This new process will increase the mental health status as well as the criminal background checks.  When you buy a gun at a gun show or off of the internet you will be required to have a background check done.  The President wants to ensure that any gun bought is in the hands of an individual who is mentally sound as well as one who has a clear criminal background.  Of the Americans that took a poll on this new gun control plan, 76% support the new gun control plan and 22% oppose it. The consequence for messing up on a background check would be 5 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

Which side of the fence do you sit on?  I agree with President Obama that guns are getting into the hands of the wrong people.  Are guns the enemy or are the people buying the guns the enemy?  I don’t know if I agree with the President’s stand because increasing the process of background checks is only going to increase tax payers taxes.  Where do you think this money will come from?  They are going to have to come up with jobs to help fill the demand of increasing background checks on gun buyers.

How do you think gun sellers feel about this?  I can only imagine they are shaking their heads and asking why???  One of the presidential candidates mentioned today, that President Obama does not have the right to step on the toes of Congress.  He should be going to them and presenting his plan to them,  and this is where they discuss the plan and vote on the plan.  Since when does the president get to trump congress and change the process of how laws are brought into effect?  This has been President Obama’s pattern though, trying to go above congress and create laws because he feels he can with his power.

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  Something does need to be done.  Is President Obama’s plan the best idea for gun control in our country?

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