Another mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon.And another ‘Guardian’ article on ‘gun control’ (or ‘Why can’t those wretched Americans disarm themselves and be more like us Europeans, where shootings are unheard of and unicorns gambol in the streets?’)….
With an average of 32 people killed by guns in this country every day – the equivalent of five Wisconsin massacres per day – both major parties refuse to deal with gun control. It's the consensus, not the gridlock, that's the problem.I thought the left loved consensus?
Amidst the carnage, platitudes.Oh, boy…
The president's press secretary, Jay Carney, said: "We need to take common-sense measures that protect second amendment rights and make it harder for those who should not have weapons under existing law from obtaining weapons." It's important to note where Jay Carney made that point, reiterating the phrase "common sense" five times in relation to the president's intransigence against strengthening gun laws, and invoking "second amendment" a stunning eight times.How awful of him to abide by the Constitution, eh?
The day after the Wisconsin shooting, I spoke with Gurcharan Grewal, president of the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin. He told me: "Ultimately, the problem comes to gun control. I don't know when we're going to get serious about all this, and I don't know how many more lives it will take before something will be done." Neither Obama nor Romney agrees that gun control is the answer. It will take a movement to make it happen.Well, we know you haven’t got the guns. Have you got the numbers, though?