President Joe Biden has said that he believes “Reasonable Republicans” can come up with a package of gun control reforms after the Uvalde Massacre in Texas a week ago.
Skeptics wonder who are “Reasonable Republicans” in the US Senate.
Supposedly, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on to the idea of some kind of reform, but it seems hard to believe that anyone could call him in his approach to the needs of the nation to be “Reasonable”.
Supposedly, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Texas Senator John Cornyn are also working on gun control legislation.
And one would assume that Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Ben Sasse of Nebraska would cooperate as well.
Also, Rick Scott of Florida, based on some gun reforms after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre in 2018 when he was Governor, might assist, and also Roy Blunt of Missouri, Rob Portman of Ohio, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, John Thune of South Dakota, and Tim Scott of South Carolina. Blunt, Portman, and Toomey are retiring from the Senate, so might feel more free to support gun control legislation, but who knows?
But there is no assurance that any real gun control reform will actually occur!
It has been nine years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Connecticut, whick killed 26 young children and teachers.
In February, it will be four years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and teachers.
Most recently, we had the Oxford High School Massacre in Michigan that killed four and wounded seven others.
And the list goes on, and not only with educational institutions, but also with all public places imaginable over many years!
But “Pro Life” Republicans who are consistently anti abortion have no concern about the massive loss of life due to the reality that there are no guidelines or regulations on gun purchase and ownership!
The hypocrisy is massive, and there is a need for commitment to change!
The horrific Oxford High School Michigan school tragedy, another massascre, is a new turning point in the fight against the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party, which has no value on life itself, just making money and winning elections!
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in 2012 and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre of 2018, despite great efforts to bring about some regulation of gun sales and background checks, nothing has been done!
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connnecticut has been the champion of the movement to stop the mass deaths caused in America by lack of government action on all levels, and again, he is appealing for action!
Why should young people in schools at all levels have to be fearful of their lives being snuffed out by unstable young people and their unfit parents who often contribute to the issue as in the new case in Michigan?
And why should we have the highest gun death rate in the developed world, and have all of us fearful that a firearm will end our lives no matter where we are in public places?
And the parents of the student in Michigan must be held accountable for their reckless, uncaring behavior, which helped to lead to this horrendous development, which took the lives of four students and wounded seven other students and one teacher, and it makes one wonder about the responsibility of proper parenting!