Will they really not respect the victims of gun violence?

Posted on August 9, 2012 by


The week has seen more talk about gun violence but no indication that the issue will be discussed before the fall elections. More people will be killed by those with weapons that should only be authorized for law enforcement and the military.

As reported at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-06/obama-resists-gun-control-advocates-call-for-stemming-violence.html, the President spoke at the White House early in the week, saying incidents of mass killings are happening with “too much regularity.” Also that the nation has to “examine additional ways” to reduce gun-related crimes and, regarding the Sikh deaths, “All of us are heartbroken by what happened.”

But the White House made clear that no other attempts to limit automatic assault weapons will be made before the election.

Perhaps the saddest part of this is that the President, Mitt Romney and congresspeople, among others, don’t want to risk losing votes by taking a stand. What if they had to tell the families of victims face to face why they don’t want to take up the question?

Perhaps a grass roots effort to gather those families together in Washington would have some impact.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at skomarow1@bloomberg.net