Will Obama Changing Gun Control Laws Again Protect Us From Attacks?

December 14 marks the three-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings that prompted politicians to concentrate on gun control, increasing the regulations that don’t seem to have any impact on the rising gun violence in America. Nonetheless, President Obama intends on strengthening the laws of gun ownership through private dealers. This new law will have no impact on licensed gun dealers who can be monitored through business transactions. Meanwhile, the FBI set a record on Black Friday for 185, 345 investigations while the total number of checks, in an increased effort of gun control, was a bit over 175,000 for last year in its entirety.

“Right now, people on the no-fly list can walk into a store and buy a gun. That is insane,” the president said, concerning gun control laws in the United States. “If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun.”

All this commotion comes after another investigated shooting, this time in San Bernardino, California, disrupts citizens in the United States and claims 14 lives. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria celebrate the shooting as a victory for ISIS. The event has a sobering effect on the United States and President Obama declares another re-evaluation for gun control.

President Obama made yet another plea to Congress to close the gap in order to enhance gun control laws making it even more difficult to sell, purchase, or own a firearm. He says the laws of the United States should decrease the potential for terrorists and criminals to get their hands on weapons to use against citizens of the country. The clear way to achieve this end, according to Obama, is through stricter gun control laws.

Some citizens suggest a “thoughts and prayers” fund of which monies are garnished from the 535 Congress members to donate to the victimized families. If each life that was lost cost each member $25, each family would stand to gain $13,375, which isn’t much in exchange for a human life, but it may be enough to gather attention. If the amount were higher, perhaps something more would be done. Having an impression on the individual’s pocketbook in Congress may stimulate some deeper thinking on the matters of gun control.

The fact remains that the United States gave in to the sensationalism of 351 mass shootings this year, which isn’t even over yet. That equates to over one mass shooting per day, thus far. President Obama claims to call for “common sense” gun control laws with the opinion that new legislation will cause the number of shootings to decrease. But, not everyone agrees. In fact, most people tend to believe that the media coverage of gun control and mass shootings heightens the dangers and doesn’t have a positive impact at all. The graphic violence, grief-stricken individuals, and laughable efforts of prevention have many Americans scratching their heads and trying to determine if gun control is the way to go at all.

If the president’s stricter gun control laws aren’t the answer, then what other options do we have?

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