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Has President Obama Been Lax on Gun Control?

Updated on July 20, 2016
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Question to the President: Where have you been?

"Where have you been?"

"During a news conference at the White House, President Obama was asked, "Where have you been?" in regards to gun violence by ABC News' Jake Tapper."

Mr. Tapper said that President Obama had the opportunity to continue the "Assault Weapons ban" from President Clinton.

That Sir is not true. You do know that "ban" expired in 2004, I do believe Bush was President.


“Here’s where I’ve been Jake!”


“Here’s where I’ve been Jake,” Obama said. “I’ve been president of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars, I don’t think I’ve been on vacation. I think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in Washington.”

Obama repeated his statement from Sunday that “if we are not getting right the need to keep our children safe then nothing else matters,” but said there are many ways to do that.

“A lot of things are involved in that, Jake — making sure they’ve got decent health care, making sure they’ve got good education, making sure that their parents have jobs, those are all relevant as well,” Obama said. “Those aren’t just sort of side issues.”

Mr. Tapper verbally attacks President Obama!

Posted by Madeleine Morgenstern, December 19, 2012 1:23 PM, ABC News' Jake Tapper confronted President Barack Obama about not doing more, earlier in his administration to combat gun violence following last week’s horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

After Obama's announcement of a new task force to reduce gun violence, and bring about 'real reforms.'

Jake Tapper stated. "This is not the first issue, the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years,” “Where have you been?”

What has the President accompolished??

I have a question for Mr. Tapper

Why was President Clinton's assault weapons ban allowed to expire during the Bush administration?

President Obama wants to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban!

Why do Republicans question everything President Obama does/does not do?

This reminded me of an article written by a contributor to our local paper. One week after President Obama had taken the oath of office. I will call her Judy.

Judy wanted to know what the President had done to fill the hole that GWB and his cabal had been digging for eight long years.

I keep hearing "Where have you been, what have you done?" This is not something I heard during the bush administration.

An example was the woman (I call Judy) who wrote/writes Op-ed articles for my local newspaper.

In an article dated January 24, 2009. Judy asked why the President had not brought about the change he promised in his campaign. President Barack Obama was sworn in January 20th 2009. Judy's article was written January 24th 2009.

My Letter to Judy - January 31, 2009

My letter written January 31st 2009 and it is still apropos.

Dear Ms. Judy

I am writing this in reference to your article of January 24, 2009.

After less than one week in office you are critical of President Obama for not showing that he has done any thing to correct the GOP misdeeds when they were in office.

It is surprising that you are blaming Obama for the predicament this country is in considering that your president/party put us where we are right now.

George w. bush was digging this hole we are in for (8) EIGHT years, and you seem to think Obama should have it filled before he has completed his first week in office.

Bailout – George w. bush, gave bailout money to Wall Street CEOs who gave themselves 20 million plus, each in bonuses, aren’t these the same fat cat who got his tax cuts???

Funny how “W's” bail out of the filthy rich parallels the George Herbert Walker Bush’s bail out of the late1980s Savings & Loans and all the sons of a bush were involved in the scamming. You RICH seem to forget that!

Or maybe you just don’t care. And you have the gall to talk about the stimulus plan. It is obvious that you have never been broke or never wanted for anything in you life, and you think the RICH should get richer and the POOR should get nothing.

How’s that for CHANGE? You asked. I will tell you how that is for CHANGE.

President Obama will be working for all the people, not just the RICH, GREEDY, UNCARING, INCONSIDERATE, people who received george w. bush’s tax cuts and bail out money!!!

Speaking of TAX CUTS, George W. Bush actually raised taxes, when he was deposited in the seat of the deposed president, when he cut the subsidies for the state and local governments and the state and local governments had to raise the state and local taxes to cover the defunct subsidies.

What happened to the Messiah’s plan? You asked.

If you are referring to President Obama, he is not my Messiah, my Messiah’s plan for 'ALL' his people is still in place, but he has not returned yet and he will never set foot on the earth again, and his people will all ascend up to meet him in the air. See: I Thessalonians §4:17.

I am sure that President Obama will do the best he can to keep his promises, in spite of the republicans putting up road blocks every step of the way and he will have to fight for anything that is for the poor or middle class.

Who put us into the depression in 1929? Herbert Clark Hoover, a republican

Who got us out of the depression 1933? Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945, a democrat.

Who got us Social Security 1935? Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945, a democrat.

Who has tried to eliminate Social Security? Every Republican President/administration since 1945.

Even you Ms. Judy will benefit from Social Security, if you contributed to it.

Who got Medicare for the people1965, all people not just the poor and middle class? Lyndon Baines Johnson, democrat.

Who has tried to eliminate Medicare? Every Republican President/administration since 1965

This remindes me, Ms. Judy. What do we need Republicans for????

Now we are faced with the fiscal cliff/Republican Bluff!

Republicans went on Christmas Holiday! And you think they care about the American People?

Merry Christmas


"To me "life" matters, and we all bleed the same color and we are all susceptible to dying from the same speeding bullet, no matter who is holding the gun__

— Shyron E Shenko

© 2012 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Dear Au fait, thank you for the comments.

      Guns: The people who do not want any restrictions or gun control say that "Obama" want to take all guns away (which is not true). He wants to re-institute the ban that President Clinton had on the sale of Assault weapons (made for killing people) and that is it. I have not had the time to research how many deaths there were by assault weapons during President Clinton's term in office.

      Maybe the bad guys in GB have other means of doing bad things.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 16 months ago from North Texas

      Understand the latest craze is to have one's family get together for a group photo shoot, including the little kids, holding a gun of some sort and putting that photo on their Christmas card.

      In countries like England where owning a gun is pretty rare, basically against the law, there are a lot fewer shooting deaths. Everyone says if guns were illegal the bad guys would still have them.

      Well, in 2014, there were 12, 570 gunshot deaths in the U.S. Only 58 in England. England has about 50 odd million people where the states have 325 million, so multiply 58 times.

      If England had the same population as the U.S. they might have had 377 gunshot deaths if you figure 58 for every 50 million people. Quite a difference. Guess they don't have very many bad guys in the UK since when the chips are down in any country it's the bad guys who still have guns, sî?

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Kevin (alphadogg) thank you for the comment.

      You say you don’t think more stringent gun control is the issue. But, my friend it is one of the issues. Right now anyone can purchase a gun of any kind; there is no gun control what-so-ever, stringent or otherwise. You are right that lack of educating people from infancy the value of life is a major issue.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Ruby, my gem of a friend, thank you so very much for your comment. I don't believe that President Obama has been lax on gun control. President bush allowed the ban on assault weapons to expire (did he get a kick back from the NRA for that?)

      Back to President Obama, who wants to put that same ban on assault weapons that President Clinton had. But the NRA would not be able to make as much money... So they convinced their gun nuts that President Obama wants to take away all guns. And that is not so.

      I sure hope that Hillary can get that ban put back in place. Yes, President Obama will be noted as one of the best. I agree with you on everything you have said here.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Dear Au fait, thank you so very, very much for the comments and sharing. I can't believe that suspect terrorist are allowed to purchase guns either.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Kevin W 16 months ago from Texas

      I really don't think President Obama or more stringent gun control is the issue. Just as drugs & illegals cross our borders, guns will find a way as well, regardless of the laws. The lack of education and people not being taught the values of life is the bigger problem, in my opinion.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Where in the world was I when you wrote this? It still makes me fighting mad when I hear that Obama is weak on gun control. If he had his way nobody would own a gun except people who are trying to protect our country and maybe hunters. If I had my wish no animal would ever be killed for fun. Call me a liberal, yes and I'm proud to be one! It won't be much longer before President Obama will be out of office and I'll be glad. He needs to rest up. It's gonna take time but I think he will be remembered as one great president. Now if Hillary can overcome some bad choices made as Secretary Of State, and I think she will. She will do a good job and a BIG plus is Bill will be there to help get this country back again. Great piece Shyron! Hugs..

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      C E Clark 16 months ago from North Texas

      In view of recent developments I would say nobody with the power to do so is doing all they should to stem the gun violence. Can't believe Republicans have voted to allow people on terror watch lists, etc., to buy guns legally!

      Sharing.

      Beautiful days. Wish the nights were a little warmer. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments Did you hear about the shooting right here in Lewisville?

      There are so many out in the world who cannot think for themselves and when someone say something like: "Obama is coming for all your guns" and idiot says to the NRA I heard that Obama is coming for all our guns. The NRA says, "You better buy as many as you can."

      I hope all is well with you and that you have a Happy Thanksgiving

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      Did you hear about the shoot out in a packed park in Louisiana yesterday? How about the recent gang rape and murder (shot in the head) of a woman pregnant with her second child (13 weeks) and the mother of a 15 month old and the wife of a preacher in Indiana?

      It's the right to own a AK-47 that's important, not lives. Since everyone knows Obamas going to come for everyone's gun(s) and he only has about 14 months left to do it, should think we'd be hearing that knock on the door pretty soon . . .

      Hope all is well. Take care . . .

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      We have certainly had some horrible murders lately. I guess it's so common it's become normal and no one gives it much thought anymore. The reporter and cameraman on live television, the 2 cops in different places and circumstances. They still haven't found the Illinois cop's killers.

      Sharing this again. Hope you and John are staying inside and watching TV or something that's cool. Blessings and hugs to you . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      Paula, thank you for the comments, thumb-up and sharing.

      President Obama is not at fault, the ban on assault weapons was allowed to expire during Bush's term. The NRA got the message out that President Obama was coming after all fire arms and going to take them away from people, which is not the case.

      I know that the American people need to grow a backbone, find and elect people who will represent all Americans, not just the filthy rich.

      Thank you for the compliment Paula, hubs like this one is my way of fighting for what I believe in. As I have said many times: From David Podvin's 8/10/2003 -- The Media Cover-up of the Gore Victory

      This man said in one paragraph why I am researching politics: "We are looking forward to further erosion of our civil liberties, endless war, and depression, unless the Republicans are soundly defeated. They can only be soundly defeated if we have election reform (among other things). We can only have reform if we fully understand and acknowledge what happened in the last election. When the man who was elected president is not the man in the White House, something is seriously wrong.

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      Dear Paula (fpherj8),thank you for the comments, I don't blame President Obama for gun control problems, he is not the one who allowed the assault weapons ban that was in effect from President Clinton expire. He, President Obama is fighting an up-hill battle about everything in Washington.

      Yes our fellow Americans need to grow a backbone and stand up for what is correct, honest and truthful.

      I really appreciate you.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      Paula 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Shyron.....I don't know that Obama is at full fault here, which may be difficult to say, but the reality is: He is fighting against a "system" that will not budge.....even an inch.

      Aside from this fact, as au fait so aptly mentioned, the laws that DO exist are not adhered to as they are written! It seems we have this same discussion after every shocking & horrifying tragedy.

      The question is loud, clear & visible. It's the "answer" for which we are all concerned. From WHOM do these answers come, Shyron? The American people are not privy to truly KNOW these things. We know why, of course.

      Gun laws/control are shoved into that HUGE pile on the desks of our leaders. The same leaders who have brought our Country to it's knees.

      I surely have no answers just as I know of no one who does. What I do know as well as the vast majority of our fellow Americans know is that WE NEED TO GET UP OFF OUR KNEES AND MAKE OUR DEMANDS IN WHATEVER PEACEFUL MANNER WE ARE ABLE....NOW and until the Country once again belongs to us.

      Great work here, Shyron......UP++ Stay strong, Paula

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comment. I have been listening to the news and I am sure that is much more to the story than what we hear on Television. The NRA does not care what kind of person has their guns or what they do with them. Don't misunderstand, I believe that a person should be allowed to have a gun for their own protection, but we should have stricter background checks and ALL assault weapons should be banned, the ban that President Clinton had should be put back. It is all political.

      Hope you are staying cool.

      Take Care, Blessings and Hugs.

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      C E Clark 22 months ago from North Texas

      I know I was just revisiting this article the other day, but today I saw on Wendy's TV that a young man who just received a gun from his father this past April for his 21st birthday killed 9 people as they were praying in their church las' night. He said he just wanted to kill black people. What sort of person wakes up in the morning and starts hating people s/he's never even met? The shooter, Dylann Roof, is in custody and he'll never have to think or make a decision again.

      Was just telling Patricia that it's 96 here right now and was only supposed to reach 90. THI of 101. Hope you're in a cool place. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing this.

      I have not read about the homeless person who was shot and killed. I will have to look it up and read it on line.

      Can't stand to go out on Black Friday and especially now that it will become the old west again at the Okay Corral.

      Blessings and Hugs.

      I will talk to you in a while

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      C E Clark 22 months ago from North Texas

      I don't think Obama has been lax, I think he's been outnumbered and overly obstructed as with everything else.

      A homeless person was shot and killed last week in the Kroger parking lot near Drug Emporium. You may have read about it in the local paper. I don't know if carrying an arsenal on his person would have saved his life sine he was shot in the back several times. They're holding the shooter in custody in Alabama last I knew as that's where he fled and then turned himself in.

      Just imagine Black Friday with everyone carrying a gun.

      Sharing this again. Hope all is well there and that you're staying in at least during the hottest parts of the day so you won't be sick. Who wants to be sick a the time? Take care of yourselves. Blessings and hugs to you both . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, I only saw half of your comment, until I came to the hub it's self.

      It was good to talk to you also. I do hope the rain has let up for a long while so we can get the grass cutting done.

      We went to a store in Dallas yesterday and I did not think we would make it home until today, we got home about 10pm, you know how I hate that. John loves it.

      Tried to call you this morning, hope your okay and your phone is okay.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Hezekiah, thank you for the comment and suggestion, but I don't think it would work. I do believe in having the right to have a gun, they were necessary long ago for hunting for survival. Now days I believe that we should be allowed to have guns. But not assault weapons. If guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns, not a good situation. My grandfather had guns and he taught us to shoot, but respect for guns, I knew where they were and that they were loaded and how to shoot from age 9. I saw my mom attempt to protect my cousin with a gun only to have it smashed in her face, in my hub "When a gun for Protection becomes a liability" which is a true story.

      Thank you Hezekiah, I appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, and sharing.

      I am surprised, on second thought I am not surprised. Maybe the powers that be want us all to get into gun fights and kill-off a few people. Not strapping on my gun to invite some Billy The Kid to shoot me in the back and say it was a fair fight, I prefer surprises especially when it is the other person who gets it.

      Blessings to you dear friend.

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      Hezekiah 23 months ago from Japan

      Maybe the Americans need to take a look at how guns are handle in the UK = Zero (for general public anyway).

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Speaking of guns, the Texas Legislature just yesterday made it legal to carry a gun openly just like in Gun Smoke. Still need to be licensed, but don't be surprised if you see all manner of bad-asses with their guns strapped on at Walmart next time you go there.

      Sharing this article again.

      Good to talk to you las' night. Glad things are OK there. Rain is supposed to stop today for a week, so maybe after a couple of weeks of no rain you won't have to wade through mud to get things done anymore.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Alyn for stopping by.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, for the comment and sharing this.

      I know that President Obama tried. But I think that most of the gun nut are created by greedy manufacturers, and sellers. Then there are the ones who collect them. I believe that responsible people be allow to have a weapon for protection (Not assault weapons). I always think if you outlaw guns then only outlaws will have guns, and if someone breaks into my home they are not there to play cards, and I will not hesitate to shoot.

      I hear the gun nuts say,"people don't kill people," "guns kill people"! But, I have yet to see a gun of any kind that could pull its own trigger.

      About that old developer, I have to tell you about that when I talk to you, I just have to say last nigh was great, we won the battle but, still fighting the war, another meeting tonight.

      Blessings and Hugs, hope you are staying warm.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Seems like somebody has been lax, but I know Obama tried. It's the party that shall not be named that keeps insisting we need guns everywhere. Read yesterday that a 3-year old toddler (belonging to gun safety nuts, responsible people) was messing with his mother's purse and found a handgun in it. He aimed and managed to shoot both parents with one bullet! Shot his father in the behind and the bullet passed through and hit his mother in the shoulder I think. She was pregnant and last I knew still hospitalized. Again, these are what the gun nuts call 'responsible' people who should be allowed to have guns. How responsible is it to give your 3-year old free access to a handgun? She almost didn't get to make that mistake again, but since she survived I expect she'll let the kid have another shot (no pun intended) to see if he can do better next time.

      Sharing.

      Hope all is well. Give that old developer hell. Blessings and best wishes for the desired outcome . . .

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      Alyn 2 years ago

      I was looking evywerhere and this popped up like nothing!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Unfortunately it is all about the ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR and Power. The Tea Party's goal is to undermine anyone or anything that gets in the way of their getting what they want.

      You are right about most voters being uninformed or believing the lies that are spread. Most people when they hear the same thing said over and over again and again they think it must be true, but instead of researching they just accept it, and that is sad.

      The Second Amendment to me means that I have the right to defend my home and family with a weapon(s) when they are threatened. I have no fear of my government coming for my gun(s).

      Yes it is sad that some of the justices are owned by politicians, and rule accordingly. It is shameful that these people who are suppose to be impartial can be bought to think what the politician who own them tell them to think.

      I agree with you about the home grown terrorists. Unfortunately we have such an influx of people from other countries, terrorists can come here and get a foothold and turn our people against each other. Divide and conquer!

      Everyone wants to come here some for good (a better life) and some for evil (to destroy our country) Ted Cruz comes to mind.

      I can't see leaving my country, where my ancestors go back before the white man came and the other half came here in the 1600s.

      I am going to keep on saying what I know to be true and pray that voters will become informed enough to vote for what is right for 'We The People'.

      Thank you Jaye, I really appreciate your rant and I truly appreciate you.

      Blessing and Hugs to you.

      Shyron

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      My fear, Shyron, is that the U.S. has a lot of uninformed voters who believe (thanks to propaganda) that the Tea Party actually has their best interests at heart. The Tea Party has a lot of wealthy supporters, and they are saturating the print media, Internet and airwaves with mud-slinging ads that have nothing to do with truth. A great deal of this support is due to bigotry of several types, plus the gun control issue. Very few 'ordinary' people truly understand that the writers of the Constitution meant for the Second Amendment to arm citizens to form an emergency militia in the event the country was invaded. This was in a very different time when battles were fought with muskets in hand-to-hand combat.

      Thanks to the Supreme Court (and the name of that court is sadly misleading these days when some of the justices are just as 'owned' by special interests as those in Congress), the amendment was 'beefed up' in 2008 to mean owning personal firearms for protection. That change has been used to justify stockpiling arsenals of weapons.

      However, gun control laws that require delays in buying guns and complete background checks, as well as laws that do not allow gun stockpiling or the types of automatic weapons used in warfare that can kill scores of people in a few minutes do not infringe on any stable citizen's right to have sporting guns for hunting or a personal firearm for family protection.

      What truly worries me is the large groups of skinheads and other 'homegrown terrorists' who hole up in places such as Wyoming and other states. They stockpile enough weapons to kill hundreds of people and rail against the government as though they could run the country without a government. Those people are incredibly dangerous, hate all minorities as well as all Jewish people. They are White Supremacists, for the most part, which is another way of saying 'little Hitlers.'

      Meanwhile, the USA, sadly, is losing its place as 'the best country in the world', greatly due to a government with two parties that make no effort to negotiate and cooperate FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY AND ALL ITS PEOPLE, but work against each other and, as a result, get nothing accomplished. The sad state of affairs is happening also because of too many individuals with hatred in their hearts and misinformation in their minds.

      I grew up believing that the United States was the best country in the world--and back then it earned that title, but throughout my lifetime (I'll soon be 71), I've observed so many negative changes, particularly in the past 20 years, that the fate of this country frightens me. I read about other countries with stable governments, stable economies, no wars, happy people, and feel very wistful, wishing I could turn back the clock and make all the negative aspects of corrupt government officials and greedy corporate executives disappear, bringing back the era of politicians who, for the most part, went into office to SERVE the people of this country. I know there were always problems, but they've grown to the extent that I fear the USA is headed in the same downward spiral as the ancient Roman empire.

      Do you realize that American retirees (and also many Americans of working age) who are totally fed up with the state of affairs here are migrating by the tens of thousands to such countries as Panama, Ecuador, Uraguay, Malaysia, Costa Rica and others that offer so many benefits, including excellent healthcare (in many cases better than any found in this country) at much lower costs, safe and healthy food supplies, lower cost of living (to live well without struggling), free cultural activities, extremely low-cost transportation costs on well-built and maintained infrastructure, all the modern conveniences yet at reasonable costs? Several U.S. publications (Forbes magazine, for one) publish lists each year of the best places in the world to immigrate to work or retire, and literally HUNDREDS of Americans PER DAY are leaving for the top ones on the list. I recently read an article titled, "Escape America", and that's what these people are doing. I'm so sickened by the events in the USA that if I didn't want to spend my remaining life near my family, I'd probably be right behind them. That doesn't make me unpatriotic because the America which brought a lump in my throat whenever "The Star-Spangled Banner" played no longer exists.

      Okay...Sorry this turned into a rant, but I got if off my chest...for awhile, anyway. But my disillusionment with what's happening in the United States of America is not going to go away unless voters who do stay well-informed, want the U.S. to progress rather than go backward to the 1950s and do not vote for purposes of bigotry go to the polls and get rid of those who would continue to do harm to this country. One of the biggest problems during the mid-year elections is the failure of progressive Democrats to go to the polls and vote. This is no time to be lazy and stay home. You can believe the Tea Partiers are hustling their votes and making every effort to get their supporters to the polls. I will vote in my district's run-off election even if I have to walk to my polling place.

      Bless you, Shyron,

      Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Jaye, I am so sorry it took so long to get back to you.

      I am so glad you read this, it was not written just to write a hub. It is my true belief that people who sell guns are responsible for all the shooting. It is the "Love of Money" that is the root of all evil, and the gun merchants do not care who they sell the guns to as long as they get their sale price (right now). They don't want to have to wait for a background check to find out if the person is stable, the gun runner, I mean merchant does not care what these unstable people do with the gun that are put into their hands.

      The right to bear arms, simply means we the people have a right to have a gun for protection. It does not mean we need an arsenal. That is what the gun extremists are using as an excuse to buy/sell guns.

      I am glad you like the picture of the gun. I am not a stranger to guns or gun violence, I saw my mother smashed across the face with the stock of a shotgun (When a Gun For Protection). I hate to think what would have happened if Mom had shot my Aunt's husband instead.

      Every time I hear of a shooting, especially in a school I blame it on the person who was instrumental in putting that gun into the hands of the cowards, who have to shoot innocent little children, because there was no background check to find out if they were fit mentally to have a gun.

      Total control corrupts totally! Republicans, what do we need them for? I think we do need more than one party, until one becomes too extreme and fights (not for our rights) but for the power to overrule everyone and everything they feel is beneath them. The average Republican voter is never going to understand this until the Republican/Tea Party (I do not see much of a difference) have total control.

      Thank you Jaye, for the thumbs up and the comments. You are so appreciated.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, thumbs up and for sharing.

      I think most of the gun merchants are whipping the gun owners/buyers into a frenzy, saying "You should buy this before THE GOVERNMENT comes to take it away."

      It is the gun runner, oops, I meant gun merchant's bottom line, $$$ (he thinks) will be affected, with any kind of gun control.

      Blessings

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Excellent hub, Shyron. I must have missed it the first time around. I'm so tired of the gun extremists' arguments (which don't hold water and have no relation to what is meant in the Constitution about 'right to bear arms'). The people who are stockpiling firearms are NOT the types that the government would want to draft into a militia--not that one is needed with today's missiles.

      I'm also sick at heart about the continuous (weekly) mass shootings. Schools, colleges and other public places have become domestic terrorist targets while gun proponents insist that these deaths could be prevented if every citizen went around like Wild West days with a sidearm in a holster! There's no reasoning with anyone who thinks like that!

      Shyron...I love the photo of the gun sculpture with the barrel tied into a knot! Also, your question to Judy, 'What do we need Republicans for?' is right on target. The answer is: WE DON'T NEED THEM! The USA would be better off without the Republican Party. However, getting rid of them would require that all non-politicians use their brains to think, check facts and stop letting themselves be brainwashed with GOP propaganda. Sadly, that isn't likely to happen. There are far too many uneducated (or undereducated) voters in the states that vote red, and I've learned the hard way they can't be reasoned with any more than can gun proponents.

      Voted Up++

      Jaye

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Well, I wonder if anyone has fallen asleep while watching and standing guard waiting for Obama to come and get their guns? They want more guns so they can fight off the government if it should come to that. So they have this huge arsenal of guns hidden in their houses so they can down the stealth bomber if it should come to their neighborhood to carpet bomb it. 'They' really believe this stuff . . .

      Voted up+, pinned to AH and sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Would you believe that is not big in the news right now.

      I just heard that Barney died. Bush's dog.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Another great hub! I understand this issue is a big deal in the news right now and I'm glad I don't have a TV to have to listen to all the crazies explain how more guns = more safety, and more war = more peace, etc. ;)

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you again Au fait for your comment.

      I know the gun runners, I mean the gun dealers are in their glory right now.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Will be interesting to see where this goes. Read there was a big protest somewhere this weekend on this issue so people aren't forgetting about it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for commenting on this hub.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      I sure hope something is done to ban Assault weapons and high capacity clips. I also hope they enforce background checks.

      Thank you Au fait for your comments.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This is still a big issue on the table for the current Congress. Will be interesting to see if it gets anywhere. I'm betting it won't, but I'm sure there will be a lot of posturing just the same . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait - you are right as always. "W" always said if this country has a dictator it is going to be him.

      Thanks again for your comment.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      There are some things that need to be banned, like the clips with so many bullets in them, but with the House in control of the Conservatives, that isn't going to happen. Everyone wants to blame the president for everything, but he isn't a dictator. That was true when Dubya was president and it's true now. Voted up!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I always appreciate you, and you candid answers.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Michele, for your comments. I really appreciate you insite.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait,

      You are right on as usual, your comments are always welcome.

      Thank you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Michele,

      Thank you for your comments and addition to my hub.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is an excellent hub, and worded very well. What I do not understand it why the Republicans are blocking anything that would help the people that they are supposed to be working for. They are not even trying to reach towards the middle ground.

      They are being paid

      1) When they don't show up for work

      2) When on long vacations.

      3) They can decide how much they get paid, that is wrong

      4) They have life long ( not social security) payments after leaving office

      5) No matter what Obama does, they will not allow it to pass

      We will be voting soon. I pray more people vote. They need to understand, we are aware of what they do, or what they do not.

      We are not idiots.

      People who vote are the ones who hire them and we can fire them!

      We need to start firing them, maybe then they will starting doing what they have been elected to do.

      Actually work, to serve the american people.

      Voted up

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      There are a lot of issues that need resolution right now if this economy is ever to turn around and of course the Republicans enjoy starving the working class and poor people just as they love to support anything that ends in somebody's death other than their own. Never hear them complain about financing the wars or people dying for lack of access to medical services. If Republicans would stop obstructing everything Democrats try to do to fix this economy things would have been better long ago, but most of the Republican politicians in Washington are millionaires, so what do they care? They're not hurting.

      There are a lot of laws on the books already regarding gun control but many are not enforced and a lot of people don't seem to take guns seriously until they're pointed at themselves. Why did the mother of the shooter in Newtown Ct have so many guns in her house, and accessible to her son? Even though he was an adult it sounds like he may have been half a bubble off.

      (For people not familiar with construction, a tool called a level, often used by builders to make sure things are straight and/or level, has little capsules with bubbles in the capsules. When all the bubbles are entirely inside the center of the capsules evenly, whatever is being built is level and straight, but sometimes the bubbles are partially or entirely outside the center of the capsules meaning there's a serious problem that needs to be corrected.)

      You make some good points Shyron. Voted up, and AI.

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