The hysteria of Newtown has led to the Biden report, which will lead to the Barack Obama edicts. As reported in the Washington Post, "...a liberal think tank with singular influence throughout his administration (The Center for American Progress) is pushing for a sweeping agenda of strict new restrictions on and federal oversight of gun and ammunition sales." Funniest comment in this story is, to counter-balance the political influence of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Administration may seek support from Walmart, to institute the background checks and tracking of sales. That same, evil Walmart that has been in the proverbial cross-hairs of the National Labor Board and the Obama union supporters for keeping unions out of their stores??
A violation of the Second Amendment in the making? Very likely. Additionally, it will ignore the Constitution by side-stepping the legislative process. Much of this will be created with executive orders, another questionable means of enacting laws. Will it make us safer? Surely we can give up freedom in the name of greater safety, through the power of new laws?
In Omaha, prosecutors have chosen not to press charges against a former Omaha State Bank CEO who displayed a gun at work, allegedly placing a laser sight on an employee in a display of "fun" over acquiring a "new toy". It caused the employee to place a 911 call in fear for her safety. He lost his job, suspended over the incident, but no criminal charges will be filed because the employee does not want to pursue it further.
On an episode of "Meet The Press" after the Newtown massacre, David Gregory made an emotional point with Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA. He tried to shock his guest by presenting an unloaded magazine from a semi-automatic weapon and challenged LaPierre if such a product is needed by hunters and law-abiding citizens. In doing this, Gregory broke the law. There is a city ordinance making the possession of this magazine (even empty) a felony. No charges will be pressed, however, as CNN reports the NBC, Gregory, and the Washington DC police have said it was all the result of miscommunication.
The laws are there, already. The crimes were committed. The perpetrators are known and the circumstances documented. There wont be any jail time, because the situation is understood, even if illegal. There is no desire to follow through on prosecution. Will expanding laws and creating new oversight make anyone safer?
Newtown did not happen because of a lack of the number of laws, or the enforcement of those laws. The weapons which were used were legal, and lawfully purchased, used, and stored. Any attempt to avoid a re-occurence will lead to 2 inevitable conclusions. The rights of law-abiding citizens will be curtailed and, when the NEXT public shooting happens, they will be curtailed even more. Only law-abiding citizens will accept and follow new laws.