For every problem, there is an obvious, simple, WRONG answer. That piece of wisdom was passed down to me from a wise old man who had learned that truth in his journey through life and I would eventually come to learn it too.
I am reminded of this asÂ the president and so many egotistical congressmen grasp at any straw to put an end to the mass murders that continue to haunt our schools and public facilities. In their minds, any decision is better than no decision. They couldn’t be further from the truth.
The greatest danger lies in the fact that nothing beneficial will come from their hastily made, emotionally-bound, and panic-driven decisions. Then, those who may have a real solution will be not given an ear because “we’ve already acted upon that.”
President Obama is pushing ahead with background checks, bans on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines. None of these would have solved the recent murders in Newtown. Adam killed his own mother and took her weapons. She would have passed any background check. She was a school teacher for God’s sake.
Adam didn’t use an assault weapon. He stood there and shot 20 people point blank in the head (that’s why there wasn’t any children left injured), one at a time with a semi-automatic pistol. And lastly, I can change the magazine in my handgun in less than two seconds.
Again, the right decision in myÂ opinion isÂ to ban “gun-free” zones.Â Giving a murderer the time to stand there and pick offÂ his victims one at a time, over a twenty minuteÂ period because everyone is afraid of a gun isÂ ridiculous to me. I don’t see individual property owners advertising that their homes are gun free, whyÂ would we do that at our schools and public institutions?
But,Â they’ve already acted upon that.