Not A Time For Tears
The Tears of A President
A Time For Action
It is rare to see a President cry. I guess hearing of 20 children killed in their elementary school is enough.
And while such emotion is great and makes for good press, it is far from enough. What is necessary is action and legislation.
The shooting in Newtown is only one of a recent tide of shootings. It began in Tuscon, continued with the shooting of Trayvon Martin, reached the Midwest with the shootings in Wisconsin and Kansas City, and before Connecticut, we had the shooting in Portland, Oregon. These do not inculde the people killed each day on the streets of our large cities and small towns. More and more Americans are beginning to get tired of reading and hearing about the latest shooting; continuing a dialog that Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock started after Kansas City.
There's still the matter of the opposition, which seems to sound shrill and almost selfish. The NRA and it's allies insist that the issue isn't guns, and some say that the solution is more guns. As this discussion continues, the rhetoric from the NRA will shift towards the same paranoia that seems more and more to be their stock and trade.
But could the argument for some sort of regulation be found in the 2nd Amendment. It calls for a "well-regulated" militia.
Or course, the NRA does not have a reputation for giving ground.