Skip to comments.Do we need greater gun control?: First lady is right person to lead charge on sensible policy
Posted on 01/10/2013 7:29:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Along with citizens throughout our nation and beyond, I was anguished by the death of the beautiful, innocent children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the wake of the shootings, I was gripped first with deep grief and then with a powerful wave of activist energy.
I hoped that this most horrific incident of gun violence would shake the nation from complacency and stir the adoption of sensible gun control legislation. I believed that all over the country, parents of all stripes and persuasions including gun owners would recognize that a civilized nation cannot continue to allow policies that make such unimaginable acts possible. I feared that the calls for gun regulation that filled the airwaves just after the shooting would be drowned out by the next compelling news item.
Several great national leaders have stepped up to lead a national gun reform campaign: Vice President Joe Biden (who has the passion and political expertise), New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (who has the money), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (the legislative vantage point), to name a few. Many fine national organizations including a remarkable range of national Jewish organizations have begun sophisticated organizing campaigns. (I urge every reader of j. to sign the petition at http://www.endgunviolencenow.org.)
The general contours of thoughtful violence-prevention policy have begun to emerge. These include legislation limiting access to assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, effective enforcement of firearm regulations and registration of arms. More complex are questions about how inadequate mental health services contribute, in very small numbers, to gun violence, and a broad conversation about sanctioned violence in news, media, entertainment and sports.
To effect such changes, the president and his congressional allies will need to demonstrate an unstoppable groundswell of support from the American people....
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The citizens of the USA already have gun control, it is called the 2nd Amendment.
Kind of like an "affordable care act".
Not to pick overwhelmingly on her religion, but there seem to be a greater than normal mix of a certain religion, in those who seek to control guns.
Did you not learn once?
Another Jew bereft of any sense of history or self-preservation.
Consequently rather than approaching public problems from the standpoint of discovering what might be workable and useful solutions, they watch what the big dogs are saying and run with them.
It's a real waste of first class minds to get caught up into that sort of thing, but there it is.
Problem #1 right there.
Today’s younger generation will live to see their children and grandchildren live in bondage. Hell, all of us may live to see it.
She wants to put Moochelle in charge of confiscating our guns now. Perfect.
We don’t need “sensible gun control” we need “sensible government control.” The 2nd Amendment was intended to provide such a check in the most terrible of exigencies.
FIRST red flag.
“...a civilized nation...”
Yes, amy. WE are MOSTLY a civilized nation with the world’s MOST uncivilized enemies, some of whom might be your next door neighbors.
Then again, amy, you are leftist trash so why should I care if YOU enjoy gas showers and hot ovens?
Amy’s brain doesn’t appear to function correctly.
The Germans in 1928 passed “sensible gun control legislation”, so when Hitler was elected in 1933, he did not get a lot of opposition later when he put a lot of people in the railroad box cars , for a trip.
Cor-rect. According to Jewish law, a woman cannot be a rabbi. Therefore, we can safely assume that little Amy-la is a Reform Jew, if indeed she is actually Jewish according to Jewish law. This handily illustrates that we would EXPECT such libby drivel from someone who is both ignorant of Jewish law and chooses to flout its statutes. She reminds me of Sandra Flunk.
“Rabbi Amy”. You could stop reading right there, as you would know she is “Reform” and therefore not a legitimate “rabbi”.
Nice pic. /drool