By JOHN KANELIS / email@example.com
President Biden is waging a mounting conflict with those who exhibit acute paranoia over the issue of gun violence and whether the federal government can control it.
Biden today introduced some executive action he is taking that seeks to curb the influx of something called “ghost guns.”
He is acting in response to the spasm of violence that erupted in Atlanta and then in Boulder, Colo. More lives got snuffed out in massacres. More waste was laid to families who never imagined their loved ones would die in such a horrific manner.
And yet the president is trying to find solutions that remain faithful to the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The gun lobby is arguing that any effort to make it harder for crackpots to obtain firearms is an infringement on their constitutional right to bear arms. It isn’t. Biden assured the nation again today that he has no intention of taking law abiding citizens’ guns away from them.
The demagogues on the right aren’t having it. They ignore those assurances and continue to preach the mantra that the “liberals are trying to disarm you.”
Good grief, man. President Biden is searching for a legislative solution that keeps faith with what the founders wrote all those years ago.
Joe Biden knows better than most of us that talking sense to demagogues is an exercise in futility.
Don’t give up the fight, Mr. President.