Background checks for gun buyers are a good idea…. but…
Attention President B. Obama:
I think the idea of mandatory background checks is a good idea regardless of any gun violence that has taken place the last 100 years. Sadly, however that will NOT stop the bad guys from getting the guns and doing bad things to good people. I would love to presume that requiring background checks for guns would eliminate the rampant problems of gun violence, but that will not happen. I own a hand gun and I am proud to say I do. I do not feel any gun owner should be upset about a mandatory background check for any intelligent reason. I think any person raising a stink about a background check needs to get a life and get over their insecurities.
I hope and pray that at some point we (Americans) will sit down and begin to question not the thought of gun control, but rather what motivates the bad guys to pick up the innate object refered to as a gun and use it for violent means. At what point do we stop holding press conferences touting the fire fighting fixes of gun control to reduce gun violence versus the cause of gun violence and how it can and would be reduced?
I have heard it said about the United States of America many of times that we are the greatest country on earth. I happen to believe that in fact we are the one country everyone else look up to. Regardless of our stature, I am 100% confident that in fact “WE CAN TO BETTER”.
For my entire life I have cared about everyone not just the hip or popular but also those that perhaps are not conventional that may flunk the test of Perception is 98% of Reality.
There are those of us that are fall under one if not many of the catelgories of Unemployed, Underemployed, Undereducated, Un-Family support team, Un-Loving family that none the less seek a dignified day to day existance.
I am a strong believer in the Free Enterprise System and not a big advocate of entitlement. What I am trying to do with my blog is to get the attention of the our elected officials to convey that as an innovator, problem solver and entreprenuer that I have devised a plan not to limit 2nd amendment rights we all have but rather instead to limit the needs for the bad guys to have a reason to pick up the innate gun and use it for the wrong reason.
As a high school teacher for the last 14 years in Rockford, Illinois I have come to realize that dreams of success that my students entertain do not depend on the their skin color, their gender, or their sexual orientation.
The school I teach is located in a city that in the last census stated that only 20% had a post high school education, and currently 85% of my students receive free or reduced lunches. Do they have a chance to be the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Dr. Percy Juilian? I would say the deck is stacked sky high against them.
Here is what I learned last night during President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
1. He feels business will be the economic savior of our union.
2. He has great expectations of young people in the United States.
3. He has become buddies with Tim Cook CEO of Apple.
4. Obama and Cook have negotiated Apple to start manufacturing some of its incredible products in the United States in 2013.
5. Obama has created an Manufacturing/Education facility in Ohio
6. Obama wants to create 3 more in the most heavily impacted cities in the United States.
7. Obama would like bigger business to make it less difficult for business to surivive and flourish.
Rubio essentially agrees with everything except #7. He wants smaller government and less regulations that will make it less difficult for business to succeed due to less paperwork.
Bottom line. Lets get over the political obstacles and get on to finding a middle ground. We need to spend less but also need to grow more. Neither party has said that “no” money can be spent. Regardless of one’s political opinion I don’t think anyone honestly feels that our country has a chance of success with out a combination of cuts and spending.