Monday, August 5, 2019

The death toll rises!

Two more mass shootings in less than 24 hours.  The public reacts with outrage and demands that something be done.  Politicians send thoughts and prayers and Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post, offers a solution:

"Trump calls for ‘strong background checks’ after massacres, suggests pairing gun legislation with immigration reform."

He just can't help himself can he.  By linking gun control to immigration reform he suggests the root cause is immigration related.  No matter that the shooters were young, white lunatics who openly profess racism. 

I did a little research into the gun laws from one state to the next.  The inconsistencies are incredible.  You go from several states like Delaware with very strict gun laws to several others that have virtually none.  Take Wyoming, Idaho and Arizona for example.  They are wide open.  By a hand gun or anything else you want, walk out of the store, strap it on and you're good to go. 

I think that's a good place to start.  Enact federal laws that cover all states.  Breaking those laws would then be a federal crime regardless of what the states do.  That would be a start.

In the meantime it would seem our thoughts and prayers aren't getting it done.

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