Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
See this is what people are talking about when they talk about the naked opportunism. Our politicians seize on a tragedy to start crafting things they way they had already predetermined before the event ever happened. Even if there's zero evidence that their personal preference would've done a single thing to prevent the tragedy they're marketing. It's like they're just waiting for something bad to happen so they can use it as a tool to their own ends.
Would the checks have stopped either the Aurora or Sandy Hook shooters? I'm sorry, but if some crackpot like that can walk into a store and buy a gun, background check and all, it seems like a pretty fruitless exercise to force every used gun sale between grandpa and dad to go through a background check.
At the end of the day, this is all it is.
Obama said in his announcement that there is no perfect solution, but just because there isn't a perfect solution doesn't mean that you just sit on your thumbs & do nothing.