Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Obama Wants Gun Control & More

President Barack Obama said through his press secretary on Tuesday that he supports the assault weapons ban proposed by California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Frankly, that's not a big surprise to me. However, he also stated that gun control is not the only thing he will be proposing to try and stop the mass murder of American citizens by long wolf assassins.

As I've stated before, til there is some kind of a reasonable solution to treat or incarcerating mentally ill people - this problem will not end. Of course, once the United States of America starts rounding up people who seem different from the majority - a whole new can of worms will be opened up that will make things even worse. It's much easier for politicians to support gun control than it is to get into the minds of the evil people who commit such terrible acts.

It's politically convenient to point to something simplistic like gun control and then stand in front of microphones and claim that a problem has been solved when in reality nothing of the kind has taken place. As I wrote yesterday, many Americans are terrified that the U.S. government will start rounding up people claiming they have mental problems simply because their actions make others feel uncomfortable. The truth is, most of the time, these mass murders seemed perfectly normal to other people until they go on their killing sprees.

On one subject I do agree with those on the side of more gun control in the United States. Assault weapons should be banned just a matter of common sense. Even if there were no mass killings, there is no logical reason why any America needs an assault weapon to protect their home and family. That said, banning assault weapons is not going to solve this problem. Most of the people who travel to public venues and take out their rage by killing others are extremely intelligent.

Such people would find it easy to create their own homemade bombs or buy gasoline or other combustibles to take the lives of as many people as possible. When people see a problem most of them want to just find a simple solution that will not affect their life that much at all. There are no simple or easy solutions when it comes to stopping the madness of others. I think we need to focus on trying to lower the death toll until mental health experts come to consensus on what law enforcement should look for in suspects to prevent the next massacre.

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