Just a disgusting scene once again in San Bernardino this afternoon. My deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones. This has got to stop. As President Obama alluded to in his comments it's like the U.S. is having one of these mass shootings like every week or every other week since Sandy Hook.
Bottom line in the U.S is that we have too many damned right wing Republican politicians who are backed by the NRA who have huge amounts of lobbyists who financially back these politicians to get into office. You think these folks are going to vote for gun control ? Hell no.
Look - I'm not saying gun control will work, I believe in the constitutional right to bear arms. However - there should be strong gun REGULATION laws that make it mandatory to do background checks on people's criminal, psychological, and medical histories before selling them firearms. Otherwise we will continue to see these scenes repeated over and over again and it will continue to be like we are living in the freaking wild west of the mid 1800's all the time with vigilante justice going on and mentally unstable people able to kill us at the local store, mini mart, in our offices at work, colleges, churches constantly. That is already happening and will continue to happen.
Our politicians need to grow a conscience in this country and vote for not gun control, but gun regulation. I'm so pissed off about this I just wrote a song a month ago called " Gun Regulation ". In the song I relate an experience I knew about 2 years ago - A young 30 year old man I knew came home from serving in Iraq with his life intact, healthy - he went to work in Sacramento, California as a bouncer in a bar and then when trying to break up a fight between two jealous patrons over a lady, one of the men shot this young Iraqi war veteran in the back killing him. So he survived Iraq yet comes home to good old America - and gets shot and killed. The irony is so sad. Another young 18 year old lady I know who worked at a Deli sandwich shop near Sacramento and after work goes to a small party in some young man's apartment and he's messing with his gun showing off - it discharges and he accidentally shoots and kills this young lady.
Point I'm making is it's happening WAY too much in a supposedly FREE , SAFE nation. Yeah right. Hell, maybe I should join the military and go to Iraq - I may have a better shot at living. This is just my 2 cents from the observation out here in California from what I see.
Oh yeah , and a big P.S. on this - We have the Reagan administration to thank for putting all the psychologically disturbed people back out on the streets in the 1980's when they shut down many mental health institutions whereby these nutcases would be kept on lockdown not allowed free roaming the streets to cause harm. I think our politicians COULD do something about this , but they won't because when it comes down to it- it's all about the immortal big dollars $$$$$ that the corporates save by ignoring people killing each other to appease big government and big money