Broken and terrible. I shed tears, reminiscent of my own kids to the reaction when they had to learn the “lock down” drill in the wake of 9/11. Everyday is a day to talk about gun violence and the control of it.
That reality, where you hide under your desk or the new thing for my kids, walk out of the building like a close-line clothes-like chain out of the building, are their reality.
There need to be 3 things that have to happen in our society.
1) Like a new civil rights movement (think women voting, blacks voting, think human rights) a) – we need to change the constitution, that will give the federal government to amend the second right to bare arms, and what we mean by that is what is was then – a single shot weapon. That’s okay. What is not okay, the bill must read, are semi-automatic and automatic weapons.
These weapons are not needed, the community must not be as well armed, as the police or army that serves them. When those second word amendment words were never imagining clips of rapid fire bullets, or perhaps in our future – RAY and Stun Guns. Oh wait – those are legal now too? B) It will take our high court, to make that stance – that interpretation of the original law, which I believe was “you are now under tyranny against the crown, and we are fighting these folks – so with your single shot musket, you have a right to
defend yourself, family and property.” Does this amendment allow me to own
a cannon – no that would be silly, because that is a military device and is outlawed in my state and across the nation to own a cannon or even a nuclear
weapon. So we can change – just like black/white issues, women/men issues,
gay/straight issues – we are a country of change and our President and this congress must show their metal to get this change happening. It can be as simple as starting with Obama picking up Clinton’s Assault Weapon’s ban that George W Bush let lapse when we had 2 wars and terriorists were “everywhere”
– “with us or against us” … well when did assault weapon gun violence start to rise? See Bill had to deal with internal terrorists – David Karche (sp), McVieve (sp) and those national moments with James Brady – helped to build that internal moment … and then there was the Bush Admin – sucking the D*ck of the NRA.
2) COPPA the Child online Protection Privacy Act that was enacted under Clinton/Gore that I helped advocate and have done consulting with businesses
including Disney on how to comply. Well the law is mostly about the
collection of personal private data of those kids. I now call on POTUS and
Congress to extend this to preventing outlets like CNN, FOX, MSNBC – anyone from interviewing kids under 12 that are clearly in shock to give first hand accounts. Even if the parent signs the release, these kids don’t know and
unfortunately it will define their life. Ban this bad poor editorial
practice, and if the news teams can’t get on board and those news outlets
all have online outlets, then I say it breaks COPPA. Enforce it now
3) Mental Illness – it needs to be better classified and the pharma industry makes so much off of meds, what was this young man on? How about the last guy in Portland, and Ohio, and Auara, and and and … obviously bullets kill people, but what is the pattern of phrama people. Again this industry is like the NRA – Obama, has already take on the health industry and well this
is a huge cost of health and perhaps even reason.
So yes, with your political capital Mr. President, you can push/promote all of these issues, even tonight immediately with a executive order, that might be unpopular, but would immediately create a supreme court test.
F – Congress, start making executive orders and then, let them be tested in
court. That is what needs to happen. He knows what to do.
He just needs to do it.
Hug your kids! Love you! We CAN BE BETTER!