Obama Promises Gun Control: Texas Allows Guns To Be Openly Carried

I love America, though I am not American.  I have many friends in the USA who I hold dear but on the issue of gun control the USA has simply lost it’s marbles.

The BBC reports today that president Obama is giving serious consideration to using his executive power to implement some for of gun control.  During his presidency we have seen  Obama stand in front of the American people on dozens of occasions lamenting the latest mass shooting and saying something must be done about gun control.

Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing.

“We know that we can’t stop every act of violence,” the president said. “But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something – anything – to protect our kids from gun violence?”

Listen up Mr president, you have had seven years to do something about it and yet here you are promising action now.  Why has it taken so long?  It wouldn’t by any chance be because you now have nothing to lose politically.  The mid-terms are long gone and you won your second term, this time next year year you will be handing the reins to someone else in any event.  If the republicans win the presidential election they will reverse any action you take.

On the same day that you promise action WNCN tells us that a crowd carrying holstered handguns rallied at the Texas State Capitol steps New Year’s Day to celebrate the state’s new open carry law.

The rules, which allow concealed handgun license holders to carry visible, holstered handguns, kicked in Friday with the start of 2016.

75% of Democrats support gun control, more than 50% of all Americans support gun control.  CNN reports that since 9/11 more than 406,000 people have been killed by guns [up to 2013] on American soil.

In comparison UK,where gun control is strict, figures are tiny but there is one similarity, most gun crime killings are carried out by people who hold their weapons legally.

This truly isn’t rocket science.  More guns means more gun crime.  It is simple, really.

How long do you think it will be before someone is killed by some cowboy wielding a weapon in Texas?

Please America, wake up and smell the coffee.  Do Something!


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