There isn’t a person in the world, who has watched the news in the past 45 days and hasn’t heard either about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting or the new Gun Law, the Obama’s administration is trying to pass. This tragic incident in Connecticut, which took the lives of 28 people, made us reconsider our values and our children’s safety.
Soon after the massacre in Connecticut, Obama announced his intentions to reduce the public access to guns. There were many debates in the Senate and outside, because his Gun Law was going to override the Constitution of America, which is doubtlessly one of the greatest human inventions.
(You can read more about that here: http://modernpoliticians.com/does-the-constitution-even-matter-gun-laws/)
It was surprising to read that there are Democrats, who are against that law. On January 26, 2013, 5 Democrats from pro-gun states opposed the bill in its current form, but not entirely.
(You can read more about that here: http://modernpoliticians.com/democrats-say-no-to-the-ban-on-assault-weapons/)
Yesterday, the White House released a picture of Barack Obama shooting with rifle. They explained that, he is doing it to show the people he doesn’t feel animosity towards guns. The photo was taken on August 4, 2012 but was published only yesterday.
When I saw the picture, I was shocked. Who could have advised him to release it? To me it looks like a really bad moment to publish a photo like this. Barack Obama is in the middle of his Gun Law campaign, which will probably mark his whole 2nd mandate.
An essential quality of a leader is to be able to put himself on the place of the families of the victims. Barack Obama has probably done that and that’s why he wants to restrict the public access to guns. On the other hand, the White House published a photo of him shooting. How do these families feel now after what happened to their children and they saw their President with a rifle only 52 days after the massacre in Connecticut.
Personally, I think there must be a major change in the way normal people can get get to real guns in the USA. The process must be tightened but the eventual change mustn’t override the Constitution. That’s what makes the USA a factor on the international scene.