The AP has taken a closer look at the recent rampage of gun violence in this country:
They had more in common than unleashing carnage _ nearly every gunman in this monthlong series of mass killings was legally entitled to fire his weapons.
So what does that say about the state of gun control laws in this country? One thing appears certain: the regulations aren't getting stricter. Many recent efforts to change weapons laws have been about easing them.
Despite eight rampages that have claimed 57 lives since March 10, "it hasn't sparked any national goal to deal with this epidemic. In fact, it's going the other way," said Scott Vogel of the Freedom States Alliance, a gun control activist group.
And yet Washington is mum on this. Well mum except to say “we are scared to do anything”:
Even President Barack Obama has felt that sway. Last month, 65 House Democrats said they would block any attempt to resurrect an expired federal ban against assault weapons.
The pro-gun Democrats, led by Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, wrote Attorney General Eric Holder saying they opposed not only a ban on military-style guns, but also efforts "to pass any similar law."
The claim they are worried about a “long and divisive fight”, or in other words “we might lose votes”.
So how do we address what can only be described as an increase in domestic terrorism? Our leaders are vowing to not keep us safe. They are too scared of their political futures to do anything. The police are going to have more troubles keeping us save, especially when they are being targeted.
So what can keep us safer? To some the answer is – MORE GUNS: