Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Gun control, one of the hottest topics we have today. Whether your for or against there are many passionate people on both sides of this argument. I am generally for gun rights, less governmental intervention, or any infringement on our Second Amendment. However, with that said, keeping weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill and criminals should be our highest priority. Unfortunately, keeping them out of the hands of criminals generally is going to be a never ending battle and I rather not see it more difficult for regular people to access firearms because we are making unrealistic laws or regulations to do little or nothing to prevent criminals from getting them. I do believe we can do something with preventing the mentally ill or at least help to prevent the mentally ill from getting access to them. The best part of President Obama's announcement is "the Administration is proposing a new $500 million investment to increase access to mental health care" and "the President has directed the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology." There was talk about closing loopholes in purchasing from gun shows and the like but I think this is the most important part of it. Hopefully the remainder of the actions don't unnecessarily hinder regular people from purchasing but only makes it safer. We shall see....
Link to Newsweek Article http://www.newsweek.com/obama-speech-gun-control-gun-violence-411640?rx=us
Last night at the Hamtramck Common Council Meeting second term councilmen Anam Miah was elected Mayor Pro Tem. This is well deserved and long over due. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to do good things for the residents of Hamtramck!