Law Enforcement was still in the middle of an “Active Shooter” incident, people were still barricaded in officers awaiting rescue, while loved ones and the rest of the nation watched and prayed. Well maybe not the rest of the nation cause some of our leaders had to try to score points on the gun control issue.
In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president is implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.
“The president supports, as do an overwhelming majority of Americans, common-sense measures to reduce gun violence,” Carney said.
So let me get this straight Mr. President….. We need more background checks and regulations in light of this tragedy yesterday? I understand we need to keep guns out of the wrong hands and letting mentally ill and unstable people have guns is dangerous. So are these background checks going to be as good as someone getting a security clearance to work in some of our most sensitive government facilities?????? You sir are a few fries short of a happy meal. That has got to be the dumbest argument yet…. How about letting our highly trained military do what they do best and carry the tools they need to defend themselves and others when nut cases decide to go on a rampage. That seems to be a common sense approach to a situation that seems to be repeating itself. This is another shooting inside a Gun Free Zone in probably the most Gun Free City in America ….. Gun Free Zones are only gun free for the law abiding.
Our country is so screwed with this bunch that is leading us. God Help us.
As for those who suffered loss in yesterday’s tragedy my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.