Proposed Federal Legislation May Have Prevented Pastor Rick Warren’s Son From Committing Suicide.
The NRA is always wrong or telling a deliberate lie. And some Republicans including their puppet Mitch McConnell, are joined at the hip, or should I say the wallet, with them. The fact of the matter, the actual truth, is that extensive background checks before allowing the purchase of a weapon of mass destruction would make a difference.
Both Adam Lanza and James Holmes may have been prevented from accomplishing their massacres if the proposed new laws were in place. The both had a record of mental instability.
One of the background checks would include internet sales. Today, Pastor Rick Warren tweeted that his 27 year old son, Matthew, had purchased an “unregistered” gun on the internet. This was the very weapon he used to commit suicide last Saturday evening.
“I pray he seeks God’s forgiveness,” wrote Warren, a best-selling author and the head of Saddleback Church, referring to whoever sold his son the gun. “I forgive him.”
Police confirmed not only that the gun was un-registered, but that the serial numbers had been scratched off, making it nearly impossible to trace.
New laws requiring background checks on sales at gun shows and internet sales would eliminate at least a percentage of sales to criminals and persons with documented mental problems.
Denial of the fact that the change in the way distributors are allowed to sell their weapons might save some lives, is based on a very simple fact. Some of our legislators are bought and paid for by the NRA.
The only cure for reversing our violent culture is to abolish the second amendment and eliminate the spread of guns, and therefore the killing of over 30,000 innocents every year. That will never happen. Gun owners love their guns more than their families.
An infinitesimal step, requiring extensive background checks, is almost ludicrous. We need a severity of action that no government tool of the gun loby will accept. At least it would be something.
As I write this, I think it may be my last statement on the subject. Our country’s government, and a large number of its population, are too ignorant to see the reality of the issue. Emotion, fear, and a preponderance of false oratory will prevail over common sense and the protection of the many. We will continue to live in fear of attending our places of worship, of going to a movie, and sending our most precious innocents to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. As a country, we should be ashamed. I, for one have lost all respect for my government.
Columnist-The Guardian Express