Monday, February 07, 2011

President Obama, When Will You Address Gun Laws and Gun Violence?

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

The tragic January 8 Tucson shootings that killed six and injured 14, carried out by a madman wielding a semi-automatic pistol with a 33-round magazine he bought legally, are now fading from the news cycle. Americans have a short memory for such tragedies; perhaps because they happen all too often, and we've grown to expect them.

Mr. President, please show some courage in the face of a powerful Second Amendment fetishist lobby and address the problem of gun violence to the nation using unambiguous, forceful language. Now. Then follow it up with action.

UPDATE: As always, The Onion comes through with the definitive word on any subject.


boneman said...

actually, we need for marijuana to be legalized, first.

Pete Bogs said...

boney - Nice to see you! MJ is less of a priority for me at the moment. Legalization may help end drug violence, and that's important, but I am more concerned about encountering a well-armed nut on a shooting spree.