I hate to ask this, but I think it's something we all should think about. Plus I think if we think about what OBAMA is trying to accomplish, we might ALSO think about your own goals in the process.
So, question time.
Do you think Obama is PRIMARILY trying to:
- Minimize the damage done (with guns), by insane mass murderers.
- Meaningfully* lower the number of gun victims in the US.
They are really different goals and require really different approaches.
And if you would like to leave a comment, telling me what YOU think he should be doing, i.e. what you'd do if you were setting the agenda, I'd really appreciate that as well.
For the record, I personally think he is trying to, "Minimize the damage done (with guns), by random, insane, mass murderers." I would prefer he tried to meaningfully lower the number of gun victims in the US, however.
Thanks for you responses in advance.
*I know some of you think a 2% decrease in gun homicides is meaningful; I understand your position (and am for saving as many as possible - and all weapons bans/restrictions), but would say that a 2-3% success rate wouldn't be considered very successful in almost any context.