Now that every possible talking head and two-bit politician has thrown down the gun violence gauntlet and Joe Biden has been tasked with solving the problem, Tom is stepping up with his politically incorrect opinions.
Everybody agrees that Newtown was a terrible tragedy, but the problems is incredibly complex and people with differing opinions are still honorable in their beliefs. Some of this stuff has been talked about before and beaten to death and some not so much.
First of all enough with the gun violence comparisons with out population comparisons with places like Luxembourg. The United states is one of the top 5 most populated countries in the world and is the most ethnically, racially and religiously diverse population ever known to mankind. We used to believe in a melting pot, but lately the trend is sub-group pride and the salad bowl concept we groups develop hostility of others. Much of the gun violence is by black, asian, hispanic and skin head gangs.
The Entertainment Industry and their leaders who want to control others probably deserve some blame with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s outsized guns and violent video games.
The breakdown of the family doesn’t help and unemployment hurts families. Also there are more latch-key kids than ever before.
Or could it be that kids get Loving cups for everything that they can’t adjust when they get out in the cold cruel world cut off from their parents Health Insurance at 26 years old.
Or maybe it is the violence that is American Football over a more sedate Soccer. We do love a good hit.
There is a lot of talk about the need for mental health intervention and god knows that the closing of the State mental institutions was an act of incredible cruelty.
The problem for Joe Biden and others is to do something more meaningful that passing an assault rifle ban with loopholes to be exploited from Day 1. Plus Mexico could probably step up to satisfy the demand if the drug trad is any indicator.
Some of this could really infringe on our freedoms. some perhaps it is time to take a deep breath and really address the whole issue rather than having something to announce at a Press conference in January.
Let the slings and arrows for Tom begin, but no guns please.