Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Comments On The Latest Mass Shooting



Reuters
Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday lawmakers should close any possible legal gaps that may allow the mentally ill to obtain guns, as the country reeled from a school shooting that killed 17 and a year after Congress ended expanded background checks tied to mental health problems...

Because the resolution, signed by President Donald Trump on Feb. 28, 2017, was passed under the Congressional Review Act regulators can never enact similar requirements in the future."


Politico (02/02/2017)
House votes to rescind Obama gun background check rule
"The House voted Thursday to rescind an Obama administration rule that heightened scrutiny of mentally impaired people who seek to purchase a firearm ... On a 235-180 vote, members voted to rescind the rule, adopted in December, that permits the Social Security Administration to send information about those who receive disability payments to the national system of background checks for gun purchasers if those individuals are determined to be mentally impaired."

02/28/2017


COMMENTARY
The Republicans have two standard responses. (1) It's too soon to talk about this. (2) Guns aren't the problem. Mentally unstable people are. So what are we saying? Other nations have less mass shootings because all the wackos live here in this country?

Semi-automatic military designed assault rifles capable of firing 30 round clips of armor piercing high powered ammo was never something the writers of 2nd amendment could ever have imagined. That's why the 2md amendment never addressed rocket propelled grenade launchers, dirty bombs and missile launchers for home use.

Here's a quick fact for those who've been living under a rock. After 67 mass shootings in 2017 and 18 more so far this year (2018) ain't no politician gonna do a damn thing except blow more smoke. We've been down this road a hundred times. Nothing changed then. It won't now. Not so long as we worship the 2nd amendment as if it were the 11th commandment issued down from the hand of God.

Heads Up
There's A Great Big Loophole In 2nd Amendment.
It's doesn't say one damn thing about protecting ammo for guns does it?

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