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Law abiding folks not reason for gun violence

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POSTED February 25, 2013 6:51 p.m.

 Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

In President Obama’s “State of the Union” address, he led an emotional charge that the victims of gun violence deserve a vote on his proposals to limit American’s Constitutional Right to Bear Arms.  Yet, there are other victims Obama conveniently ignored. 

Obama never mentioned “Fast & Furious”, a secret federal program that gave 2,000-3,000 assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels that ultimately murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata as well as an estimated 100 Hispanic women and children. When congress attempted to investigate the murders, Obama curiously blocked the investigation through Executive Privilege.  Obama also never mentioned Benghazi and the murders of a U.S. Ambassador or the Navy Seals murdered, despite the threats of a terrorist attack and pleas for assistance.  Instead Obama led America to believe the attack was the result of a video. He ignored the threats, covered up the incident, and still refuses to state where he was during the attack.

Law abiding American gun owners are not the problem with gun violence.  America already has strict gun laws and background checks.  Criminals will always have access to weapons, especially when our government is supplying criminals with the weapons.  The solution to gun violence should be focused on violent mass murder video games and make sure mentally ill individuals don’t have access to weapons, such as Connecticut mass murderer Adam Lanza, who was known to be mentally ill.  Yet, he played violent mass murder video games and shot at gun ranges with his mother.

 According to the Roger Hedgecock radio show, the five worst and recent mass murders in America with the use of a firearm were from the hand of a liberal Democrat, including Lanza.  Lanza was a registered Democrat and an Occupy Wall Street protestor, who hated Christians.  Ft Hood murderer Nidal Malik Hasan, was a registered Democrat.  The Columbine High School murderers were too young to vote; but their families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals.  The Virginia Tech murderer wrote hate mail to President Bush and his staff and the Colorado Theater murderer was a registered Democrat, a worker on the Obama campaign, an Occupy Wall Street participant, and a progressive liberal.  None of these murderers were NRA members.

In Washington, it has been proposed that anyone who owns a gun could be searched by the police without a warrant. This is another intrusion by the government and a violation against our right against unlawful searches in the U.S. Constitution.  Other liberals are proposing a requirement for insurance or more taxes on weapons and ammunition.  At the same time, the government is curiously purchasing large amounts of ammunition for themselves.

 We should not blame law abiding Americans for the gun violence in America, we should look at the liberal policies that has influenced the gun violence in America.

 Frank Aquila

President, South San Joaquin Republicans

mantecarepublicans@yahoo.com

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