Was watching Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson last night and was impressed with some of the ideas they expressed.
- 100 kids were shot in the south side of Chicago last weekend alone which falls within a ten block radius. Gang banger crime constitutes 70% of all gun shootings/murders in this country. They buy on the black market from drug cartels and due to the suspension of “stop and frisk” (a wildly successful strategy in NYC in the 90s under the reign of the G-man), it has become far easier to buy and own an illegal weapon. Any hand-wringing on these types of purchases?
- Let’s own up to this: There is a mental illness issue going on in this country and many people pass through background checks because and -I DID NOT KNOW THIS- MDs are prevented from (due to doctor/patient privilege) releasing mental records to the public. I believe in personal privacy but there are many instances when you deserve to lose those rights- applications for FBI/CIA/ NYPD/FDNY and the purchase of an AK-47 and AR-15 which are deadly military weapons.
What Tucker and Sean were trying to express is that we have good rules on the books but they are not being executed properly. Gun ownership is certainly an American right but without proper oversight, it will be taken away- mark my words.
This is not a new story. For heaven’s sake, one of our most important founders Alexander Hamilton was shot down like a dog by the VP of the United States!