For the last time, President Obama is NOT taking away your guns. Simmer down, now! Let's come back down to Earth. (Oh who am I kidding -- I'll probably have to say it again and again.) Today the president introduced his plan to reduce gun violence. It's a set of proposed laws Congress could pass, if it can muster the cojones and valor, and a set of executive actions he could take.
Strangely enough, I did not see "revoke the second amendment" on either list!
Shocking, right? The way some people talk, you woulda thought that would be at the top of his agenda. But nope, it's a set of MODERATE proposals. And he's not even promising to do everything on the list. Some of the items don't even contain the word "gun" or "firearm." So let's see what's really there.
And there's lots more. People who are sincerely interested in having an informed opinion on the president's initiative should read Obama's plan to reduce gun violence. Can we get a shout-out to Vice President Biden for doing a lot of the legwork on this thing?
Anyway, blah blah blah. I know there are people who CAN'T EVEN READ THESE WORDS clearly through the blood boiling in their eyeballs, and that must be hard. Tell you what. I'll work on my compassion for pro-gun advocates if they'll just entertain the notion for five seconds that some of these proposals might actually help curb gun violence without robbing law-abiding, responsible citizens of their rights.
Are you planning to learn what Obama's proposal actually includes?
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