Ok so right this minute our "wonderful" president is on TV to announce his gun control plan or whatever. Of course Biden was on first but that was just a precursor to the president which said pretty much jack.
So he reads letters of a few kids that wrote to him which just say they want a happy peaceful country that keeps everyone safe. I think that is really sweet but a stage. Kids should not have been on that stage because kids should not be exposed to the ugliness of what is currently going on.
He has numbers of those that have died in the US on the other side of the gun. Which yes is a large amount and is very sad. However, what about the good some guns can do. A woman saved the life of her and her two small kids because she was brave enough to shoot the intruder. She did not want to but he found her and the kids in the crawl space where they were all hiding. I fear what would have happened had she not done this.
Obama wants to strengthen background checks. I can agree with that. I will put up no fight with it. He wants to go over games, the violent games that our children play. This is again where we should be parents. That is the parents job to control the games, to decide that it's too violent and to teach that child that the game is not real life and in real life there are consequences. I play call of duty with my husband and I was raised to know that when I shoot someone on that game it's not real life. I don't have the need to go out and shoot someone because I was RAISED NOT TO.
He wants to ban military style guns. I can go for that. Military weapons have no business in the hands of home owners. He wants harsher punishments on those that buy guns to sell them to criminals. Ok, this is far from realistic. I mean yeah it sounds good but think about it. We've been trying to do the same thing with drugs for years and look where that's gotten us. Absolutely no where.
I can only agree with some of the things that he says today. Which in itself is odd because normally I don't agree at all with him. We do need a better background check but some of these shootings came about from someone stealing a gun. Not buying it, but taking it from another gun owner. Words on paper and spoken are good but this is where we as people and adults have to do something.
I propose that if you have kids, teach them. A gun is not a toy. A gun is to keep you safe or to hunt with dad. Keep the guns in a safe place. Lock it up. You are a parent so take your place next to your kid and make sure they know. This is what I propose. Don't let your child's peers effect your child, make yourself more important than them.