The Obama administration who, approved an operation which armed Mexican drug cartels (Fast and Furious), and caused multiple deaths with those very guns, is now attempting to take guns away from law abiding American gun owners, but is facing criticism from his own party.
Via George Stephanopoulos:
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D, told me this morning on “This Week” that while all options should be on the table to address gun violence, President Obama’s reported plans to curb shootings are ”way in extreme” when I pressed her this morning on the kinds on measures she could potentially support.
“I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration – and if the Washington Post is to be believed – that’s way, way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it’s not going to pass,” said Heitkamp, a member of the National Rifle Association.
Heitkamp also points to an issue that has received far less attention from the Obama anti-gun media... mental health.
“Let’s start addressing the problem. And to me, one of the issues that I think comes, screams out of this is the issue of mental health and the care for the mentally ill in our country, especially the dangerously mentally ill,” she said. “And, so, we need to have a broad discussion before we start talking about gun control.”
The very first day of the new Congress, ten gun related bills were proposed, eight of which came from anti-gun, anti-second Amendment Democrats, and two were proposed by Republicans in line with calls from the National Rifle Association and Libertarian Party to put guns in the hands of adults who can fight off a shooter in the “gun-free zones” of schools. (Sources- PJ Media and The Hill)
Not one bill was proposed that dealt with mental health issues.
In other news, teachers and school workers in multiple states are attending gun classes to better prepare themselves to protect the children in their care and on a state level, lawmakers are proposing to provide armed security so that the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school, which resulted in the death of 20 children and six adults, would not be repeated in their states.
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