Wednesday, December 19, 2012


President Obama has named Vice President Biden to head up a Task Force looking into gun violence.

Meanwhile, FOX NEWS wants to shift the attention away from guns and dwell on mental illness.

Here is the link to story on Obama's proposal:

Obama wants to put back in place the assault rifle ban that President Bush let expire in 2004.  Obama also wants to close the loopholes that allow people to buy guns without proper identification.

FOX NEWS wants to shift the attention away from guns to mental illness based on a Rasmussen poll which indicated most people want to investigate mental illness instead of the over 300 million guns that are in the hands of Americans all across the country.

Experts say the problem with the FOX NEWS approach to the epidemic of gun violence is it doesn't take into consideration the thousands of gun-related deaths from drive-by shootings, domestic violence or robbery which have nothing to do with mental illness.

There are over 3,000 deaths a year from guns and mass killings like what took place in Connecticut last week make up only a fraction of the gun deaths.   

FOX NEWS is a staunch advocate of the National Rifle Association (NRA) which has always pointed at anything but guns as a reason for gun violence. 

Obama said he wants Congress to act immediately on gun control. 


Poor Fox News.

Another one of their conspiracy theories has been shotdown by a report indicating there wasn't anyone in the White House or the Obama administration involved with a cover-up of what took place in Benghazi, Libya where four Americans were killed. 

The independent study found there were a series of systematic failures that led to the tragic death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans at an outpost in Benghazi, Libya. 

Infact, the Republican led House of Representatives voted down anymore funding for U.S. diplomatic installations all around the world. 

Fox News has been carrying out a 24/7 attack on the Obama administration and UN Ambassador Susan  Rice claiming there was a giant cover-up in the Benghazi, Libya attack. 

The truth, according to the report, is Susan Rice presented exactly what the CIA "talking points" were at the time she appeared on five Sunday morning political talk shows.

Fox News has once again put on public display they are not a news organization, but instead the public relations branch of the Republican Party.

Read the full story here:



Ezra Klein has written an excellent piece for the Washington Post on the stumbling blocks which will be encountered when the Obama administration and Congress gets around to trying to fix the serious problem of gun control facing America in the wake of the horrific massacre last week at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The fact that there are almost as many guns, close to 300 million, in the hands of Americans, as there are citizens of the United States only exacerbates the problem.

Closing loopholes, background checks and limiting the sale of clips which hold 30 rounds of ammunition are just a few of the suggestions which have been offered.

Screening of people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness is another idea which is under discussion, but privacy rules come into play when any government body begins digging into the privacy records of any citizen of the United States. 

Violent video games, movies and television shows are also going to be looked at, but First Amendment rights could prove to be another problem for people calling for tougher gun laws. 

You can read the Ezra Klein Washington Post story here: