Bloomberg blasts ‘deafening silence’ on guns from Obama and Romney – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
Romney, in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on July 26, said he did not "support new gun laws in our country," and added that "the effort to continue to look for some law to somehow make violence go away is missing the point."
I totally agree with Romney, and more politicians should adopt this philosophy, especially Bloomberg. Although he did enact a ban of combat weapons in MA when he was governor, he seems to have the right idea now. There are more important issues that face this nation and each candidate shouldn't be fixated on this "non issue". As a nation we should accept that violence is unfortunately part of our society. This doesn't mean ignore it but you can't protect everyone either, especially no by disarming the nation, that is just misguided and stupid.
In this country we have the arrogance and ignorance to think that we can fix everything. More often than not fixing these problems results in making someone unhappy, or infringing on those individuals rights. Too often we try to use hindsight to attempt to arrange our society in a way to avoid accidents and disasters from happening. Something bad happens and we rush to place the blame on someone and then we ponder ways to insure that it will never happen again. That is just unrealistic, misguided, and usually results in the forfeiture of our rights for a false feeling of security.
Besides crime didn't go down during the Brady Bill years, and banning combat weapons won't achieve anything. The general public don't understand the difference between civilian combat weapons and their military counterparts. This goes back to the ignorance of non gun owners and their desire to regulate something they don't understand. It could be argued that if we were to form a modern militia the assault rifle would be standard issue.
My theory on the general public is that they're like mushrooms, they thrive when you feed em $hit and keep em in the dark.
"What the hell is going on out there!?" -Vince Lombardi