I am disappointed that President Obama and Vice President Biden continue to use tragedies for the purpose of forwarding their agenda to take firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.
This administrationís answer to any problem continues to involve limiting individual freedom and spending more money. The Supreme Court has made it clear on numerous occasions that the right of individuals to keep and bear arms was indeed guaranteed by our Founding Fathers in the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
Calls to reinstate the assault weapons ban and limiting the capacity of magazine does nothing to reduce the problem of gun-related crimes in this country. I would have liked the president to focus more on the issue of mental health and enforcing the gun laws that are already on the books. I would also like to see a stronger position on resource officers in schools.
The president had a rare opportunity to bring Americans together to make schools safer for our children. Instead he chose to throw a bone to the progressive faction of his base and propose false solutions that have proven to be ineffective in halting gun violence.
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Congressman Jeff Miller’s statement on President Obama’s gun law proposal
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