Columbia, SC — I read recently that the president wants the gun advocates to listen better to his gun-control plan. He wants the American people to sway his way and only his way by telling them what is best for them. I don’t think most people want more gun control, so the president should go along with that view.
Vice President Biden is right in saying that more gun control will not stop the massacres but could restrict access with better background checks at gun shows.
More gun laws are like more DUI laws. They have not eliminated the slaughter on our highways. The drunk drivers continue to drink and drive and kill people despite all the laws. So more gun laws will not stop would-be killers.
The president seems to think that gun control, immigration reform and climate change are more important than the real issues facing this country, like the millions of people still out of jobs, the deficit and Social Security and Medicare problems.
So he is telling us to listen more. I believe he needs to listen more to what the people want — not what he wants.