Friday, December 21, 2012

Obama Promises He Will Take Action For Stricter Gun Control & Republican Saint Ronald Reagan Favored Gun Control

* Gun Control and Mass Murders
* The Young Turks Japanese Homicide rate compared to USA
* Banning assault type weapons and high capacity ammunition clips
* America's violence prone culture
* Rachel Maddow Now is the time to talk about gun violence
*Ed Schultz and the second amendment Confiscate all or some guns?

Obama at "we The People" promises to institute stricter Gun Control in the USA.

The Young Turks Dec. 14, 2012
Gun Regulation: U.S Gun Homicides vs. Japan

The contrast between the United States and Japan could not be starker. If the United States has the loosest gun laws in the developed world, then Japan has the strictest. Most guns are illegal, with onerous restrictions on the few that are legal. Police also have far broader search-and-seizure powers. But the country also has a remarkably low rate of firearm deaths. In 2008, when the United States experienced over 12,000 gun-related homicides, Japan had only 11, or fewer than half as many killed Friday in Newtown, Conn. That same year in the United States, 587 were killed just by accidental gun discharges. In 2006 in Japan, a nation of 128 million people, only two were killed by guns."*

Gun advocates argue that we should have more people armed-- that teachers or maybe even students could have stepped in and stopped the deadly mass shooting in a Connecticut school. But is that the right way to take gun regulation? Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Ben Mankiewicz (Host, Turner Classic Movies) discuss the statistics between the United States and Japan, where guns are illegal.

World's worst mass shootings occurred in USA
Obama needs to make passage of stricter Gun control regulations in the USA a priority.

Joe Biden in 1994 passed the ban on assault weapons and was helped by Ronald Reagan 's support for the gun control bill.

Rachel Maddow :The time to talk about gun control is now

Published on 16 Dec 2012

If we postpone this conversation until the grieving has passed, we postpone it indefinitely.

Ed Schultz: 'Times Change,' Stop 'Hiding Behind The Second Amendment'

Rachel Maddow Rails Against 'Atrophied' Gun Regulation: The Gun Lobby Has 'Gotten Their Wish' "

Talking about gun control just after a Mass Murder is code for not talking about gun control ever.

Published on 20 Dec 2012

Rachel Maddow railed against what she described as the government's feeble oversight of guns in the United States on her show Wednesday night.

She weighed in on the heels of President Obama's press conference about gun policy earlier that day. In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Obama put Vice President Biden in charge of a gun violence task force and set a January deadline for recommendations.

Maddow welcomed the news, but said that the regulation of guns in this country has been appallingly weak. Maddow said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is "so underresourced and understaffed" and "so atrophied" that there was no one at the agency available to comment on the president's remarks when her staff reached out.

Congressman Jack Kingston discusses gun control on MSNBC's Ed Show

and so it goes,

No comments: