Mass shootings in the United States are happening on a regular basis now. It’s not if it will happen again but where and how many innocent men, woman and children will be killed or injured.
In America if you have the money and can get to a gun show Or to the many states that have easy buy gun laws almost anyone over the age of 10 years old can purchase a gun.
Many of these mass shootings are committed by people with serious mental conditions. A simple, quick background check could prevent them from buying guns and ammo.
All surveys and polls of Americans show that they want extended background checks before anyone can purchase a firearm or ammo. Even people who are members of gun groups want extended background checks before anyone can purchase a gun.
OK now, this is easy. Bi-partisan members of congress have written a bill to cover this problem. All needed is for John A. Boehner the Speaker of the House of Representatives is to bring it up for a vote.
John Boehner tells us the House of Representatives are the House of the people, then Why won’t he bring this life saving bill up for a vote when 80% of ‘the people’ want him to?
Now Republican Boehner shuts down our government because he refuses to bring up another bill that would pay for the money he helped spend. For those that don’t know how our budget process works:
Annually the President proposes a budget and sends it to congress for approval. DONE!
Congress takes his proposal and re-works it and when both the senate and House of Representatives agree on a budget number.
President Obama didn’t like the low budget number but said he would sign the bill to be able to pay our debt and keep our government open.
The leader of the Senate put the bill up for vote and it passed.
John Boehner the Speaker of the House of the People refuses to put this bill up for a vote.
Not Done and our Government is now shutdown!
Bring the lady Nancy Pelosi back next year. She IS a leader and knows how to get things done.