NY Daily News headline Mar 20, 2013
Shame on us indeed. Redundant to say the least . . .What the hell is going on with Congress? Is Harry Reid crazy? The Dems have allowed him to jettison the Assault Weapons portion of the bill.
We watched a movie, "End of Watch", last night. It was not a movie I would have picked but my husband more or less does all the Netflix research and he usually picks winners. This film is about the police and gang violence in Compton, CA aka "South Central". (I actually got lost there a few years ago. My car was on fumes & I had to go to the bathroom. I thought I was heading to Long Beach...but that's another story).
Anyway, the movie is well done and the performances compelling. One is particularly struck by the weapons the gangs prefer, automatic assault, and the preventive measure the cops take to keep from getting killed. It again brings home the ridiculous availability of these weapons to the public. Yes, I know. If a criminal wants one for the wrong reasons, they'll get them anyway. But why make it easy? Why does anyone need one at all? We aren't supplying weapons of mass destruction to criminals (well, we are overseas thank you DOD) or making a case for the availability of same. Why honor the NRA's insistence on keeping the availability of these types of weapons and not requiring registration, background checks, waiting periods, etc?
Look at those faces above. How many more innocent babes will be gunned down by a lunatic with a gun?
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a "gun control" packaged bill yesterday after the executive director of the Colorado Corrections Dept was gunned down at his home yesterday morning.
Congress should be made to stare at these faces day in and out until they grow some balls and ban assault weapons. It would be a start.