Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.
Oh, really? Before you "childproof" guns, why not start with leading causes of death? Pres. Obama could quit smoking, since smoking-related deaths kill more children every year than guns. Or, how about alcohol? We have to childproof that, because accidental deaths related to alcohol kill thousands of times the children guns do.
All of these deaths are preventable. I've childproofed the guns in my house, by teaching my child not to go near them, to call a parent if she ever sees one out, testing her on these instructions, and keeping the guns in a secure location. Any responsible gun-owning parent does the same.
I'd prefer that the government focus on keeping drunks from behind the wheel, since that's something over which I have no personal control. It's just a thought. Oh, and while I make sure my child can't get to my firearms, I'd like to be able to access them to protect her from criminals who would do our family great bodily injury.
Why not control the criminals instead of my very lawfully owned guns?
A horrible story was just forwarded to me demonstrating why it's so necessary for lawful citizens to have guns. Remember, Virginia Tech is a gun free zone, which is why it was so vulnerable to the 2007 shooting spree that made such big news.
Guns are not criminals. Criminals are. The police can't be everywhere at once, but good people with guns can stop criminals. This person didn't have to die. It's that simple.