Skip to comments.Oak Creek mayor goes to D.C. to push for gun law changes
Posted on 01/15/2013 11:15:51 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
OAK CREEK -- When people talk gun control they often bring up the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. Now the Oak Creek Mayor wants the discussion to go beyond and he's headed for Washington.
Mayor Steve Scaffidi hopes to find real solutions for what he calls a violence problem - not necessarily a gun problem.
"We can find some way to impact this problem, Scaffidi said. Not throw our hands up and say we can't do anything."
Scaffidi dealt with a mass shooting just months into his first term.
"My life has changed. I feel that every day. I promised that community, the Sikh community, and our community at large that I'd do something about it."
Now he'll represent Oak Creek in meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and a select group of mayors.
"It's frequently phrased as gun control, Scaffidi said. But I think we almost have to look beyond that now and talk about a broader term of violence control because really that's what we're talking about."
Scaffidi owns two guns. He believes safe gun storage, mental health resources, and training can help going forward. He knows the issue is divisive, but thinks good can come from the conference.
"My point all along is discussion is good. If you bring in all the parties, maybe there are some common sense things we can come up with."
As Scaffidi heads to Washington, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Chairman Kanwarjit Bajwa wants to see better background checks for gun buyers. That includes resale.
"We should have better checks on a person, Bajwa said. It should be deep on his schooling, his work, his career, what the person has been doing. And making sure he's okay and he's not mentally disturbed."
Bajwa says the community is still going through the healing process.
"We are still assuring people that everything is okay now. But it takes time, time is the biggest healer."
While Mayor Scaffidi just wants progress from the top. Quickly.
"Real solutions that make a difference right away, Scaffidi said. That don't require three to five years of legislative discussion and votes."
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won't be attending the conference in Washington. But last week he was in Minneapolis to talk about gun violence at a regional gun summit. He recommended stricter laws on assault rifles and gun trafficking
Newsflash to the mayor- The Department of Justice- Fast and Furious and gun trafficking. Let's have that discussion, Mr. Barrett.
“It’s frequently phrased as gun control, Scaffidi said. But I think we almost have to look beyond that now and talk about a broader term of violence control because really that’s what we’re talking about.”
Perhaps we could just give everybody a shot of Thorazine and be done with it.
These idiots have done everything they can to degrade society through there actions over decades and now they are surprised generations of people are turning into morally bankrupt automatons.
Now they are going to attempt to legislate their way out of a problem they are largely responsible for creating through their idiocy.
Yo Steve, Lets discuss Operation Fast and Furious.
You want to take my guns and give them to foreign drug cartels
WAKE UP AMERICA!
None of these yazzholes had a peep to say about F&F.
Obama can do no wrong.
Let us explore why there has been a glut of shootings in the news on Obamas watch.
->>Now they are going to attempt to legislate their way out of a problem they are largely responsible for creating through their idiocy.
Scaffaldi like the Sikh are idiots.