President Obama on Sunday night pledged the remainder of his presidency to taking steps to end the string of spree shootings that have scarred the nation’s consciousness in recent years. Addressing both the grief-stricken Newtown, Conn., residents packed into a crowded high school auditorium and an outraged nation watching the televised speech at home, the president said tragedies like the shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults inside Sandy Hook Elementary must end. “I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens,”
If you took all of the guns out of the hands of Americans, you still wouldn´t cure mental illess. If that principal had a gun in her office, the outcome would have been different and six year olds would have seen Christmas.
The issue is how was the monster who killed these teachers and children created.
The people who donate to 0bama (hollywood, new york TV network executives) are the ones who create the movies, games and TV programs that have made violence into entertainment.
WHy are we focusing on the weapon the monster used? There are millions of millions of guns in this country. There are millions of knives. There are millions of cans of gas. There are millions of tons of fertilizer.
There is no way that we can stop a monster from killing people. We must understand that we need to know why these monsters are a product of our society.
I must agree with #1. When Fast and Furious blew up in their face they needed another foil. obama cut school security funds, the ACLU helped defeat measures which may have prevented the problem and society in general is pathetic. obama does not have the chops to address the real problems so they blame guns like liberals always do.
I believe the progs think they have their Reichstag moment. Dear Leader will issue an EO this week outlawing assault rifles and "high capacity" magazines. We will then see how many real Americans there are.
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get er done, 12/17/2012 12:34:06 AM (No. 9070086)
Mr. Obama and Mr, Rahm need to clean up their own backyard, Chicago, before preaching to the rest of the nation. Furthermore, Mr. Obama has the pesty little issues of "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi to deal with before he lectures anyone on gun control. If the school where the massacre occurred had had an armed security guard, the children and teachers would most likely be alive today.
The issue is not gun control -- Connecticut has strict gun control laws. The murderer apparently had mental problems, may have been obsessed with violent video games and/or films, and had access to guns, which he should not have had in his troubled condition.
I have to agree with those who criticize those who develop and market violent video games, violent films and violent television programs.
Our country is at war, and reportedly infiltrated with high level enemies from Iran and other countries. We can hardly rely on our government to protect us from our enemies and violent crime -- just ask the families of the slain border guards and the Benghazi martyrs. The founding fathers drafted the second amendment so that Americans would be protected from tyranny.
This tragedy occurred because a parent failed to secure firearms and possibly because parents allowed their special needs child too much access to violence via computer.
Mixed emotions for Mr. President, I´m sure. On the one hand, I sincerely believe he grieves for the loss of these young lives. But that´ll pass... on the other hand, he´s also rubbing his hands together gleefully for the anti-gun political capital he can stir up.
270-million-odd guns. 269.999 million were NOT used lawlessly on Friday. Most are owned by the Good Guys. It´s beyond shameful to portray the guns as the problem.
Mr. Compassion was almost able to pull off a fake tear at that press conference after the shooting, but reaching for his eye several times was enough to fool people and make all the Social Democrats wet their pants with smugness. How do we know he´s faking? Because of the press conference where Mr. Compassion cried over the hundreds of Mexican dead by Fast and Furious - the teary press conference that never occurred, and will never occur.
As with everything Left, understanding their motives is the key - and one doesn´t have to think too hard to get why they´d want an electorate unable to defend itself.
Before Obama does anything he should be FORCED to explain the Gun Laws of Chicago vs the MURDER rate in Chicago. Explain, Mr President, how well that has worked. Then apologize for all you being Gestapo hypocrites.
I defy any politician to explain what they plan, along with a gun ban, the banning of knives and box cutters, solid objects (like ball bats, statues, among many other items), assault vehicles, airplanes (remember 9-11) and Abortion Clinics.
I challenge the politicians because we all know there isn´t one person in the press that has an IQ high enough to explain it. Their constant lying the past 2 days is proof of that.
They need to ban people fainting to avoid giving testimony.
I don´t think Obama really wants to pick this fight but he´ll get plenty of pressure from the pinkos to do something. This is such an easy issue for the left to grandstand on,like raising taxes on the rich even though they already carry the bulk of the load.
It wouldn´t surprise me if somebody isn´t hamstringing this investigation to get the attention away from the kid´s mental situation.You can´t tell me the dad and brother of the kid don´t know more than they´re letting on but the cops don´t seem to have that much interest in them.
You have late teen and early 20´s kids in this country that are totally baffled about their place in life. On one hand,teachers are bashing capitalism,then they go home and the parents hound them about getting a job.
I think kids are inherently smarter today than they´ve ever been but education doesn´t seem to sink in.Parents use video games as babysitters to get the kid out of their hair for a while but the kid gets addicted to them instead.
Speaking of the NRA why are they hiding in surrender on this situation? THey need to come out with facts and actual data points. Not hide under a rock and let gun-haters take total control of the national conversation.
#18: They are. They just haven´t broken through yet.
I blame the gun-grabbers for these deaths. Their hands are covered in innocent blood. By creating free-fire shooting galleries of innocent victims such as schools, they essentially guarantee this result.
As noted several times, where a law abiding citizen is present with a legally carried firearm, and uses it, these incidents are either prevented entirely, or the casualties are limited.
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