As we all know a madman walked into a school this week and killed children and adults before turning his gun on himself. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy. Obviously this kind of act makes no sense, but today I’d like to talk about the political after effects of this shooting.
Or rather I’d like to hear your ideas about it. I’ve seen a shift in people’s thinking about gun control and I have a feeling that we’re going to see a lot stricter laws come into effect soon.
Do you think it’s time we made it harder to get guns? Do more detailed background checks? Take away the assault rifles? Take away all firearms altogether?
I’ve talked with a few friends and they have all relayed stories about going to gun stores and seeing people four deep at the counter and assault weapons flying off the shelves even after the prices went up 40% in a matter of hours.
President Obama is now in his second term of office. During his first term he usually shied away from gun issues because he wanted to be re-elected, but now that no longer matters to him and I think the political winds will blow towards stricter gun laws.
So what’s your take? Everybody has ideas about this and I’d like to hear them.
Ideas? Comments? Stories you’ve heard?
Sound off below!