Regarding the Jan. 6 news article “Obama: ‘We can’t accept this carnage’ ”: The president, like so many before him, has oversold gun control with claims that the government really can fix this problem. This amounts to little more than political grandstanding.
Does anyone truly believe the president’s recycled proposals do anything about the hundreds of thousands of guns stolen every year or eliminate shared-access guns where a family has stored firearms in a mutually accessible place as the Newtown shooter’s mother did?
Does anyone honestly believe that criminals acquire guns through legal means at licensed dealers? Will these proposals prevent criminals from having friends acquire guns for them as the San Bernardino terrorists did?
Perhaps this is why, when asked by a reporter, presidential spokesman Josh Earnest could not come up with a single recent mass shooting that would have been prevented by the president’s gun control proposals.
These are tough challenges, and President Obama’s recycled gun control proposals are nothing more than grandstanding.