Posted By Levi
As the nation continues to suffer from gun shootings after gun shootings, President Obama, in response to a question on the subject said,
“My biggest frustration [as president], so far, is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We’re the only developed country on earth where this happens, and it happens now once a week. And it’s a one day story. There’s no place like this.”
Just this morning there was another school shooting, this time just outside Portland, Oregon.
There have been 117 mass shootings (in which at least 4 people are injured) in 2014 alone.
This insanity continues simply because gun nuts in the country believe their right to own and carry guns trumps common sense. Let people arm themselves, they proclaimed, because the only way to stop the bad guys is for the good guys to carry as many guns as they want.
Guess what? Just as few days ago in Las Vegas, it was the bad guys who took out the good ones when two white supremacists killed two police officers.
And since we are at it let me talk aim at another of the extremists’ favorite line – “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” Yes, people kill people but guns make it easier for them to do so and to commit mass murders.
Yes, Mr. President, there is really no place like this.