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Wednesday, June 15, 2016




Sources:  CBS News, France24 English, YouTube

Cries for Federal Gun Control legislation have quickly resurfaced after the recent mass shooting event in Orlando, Florida at a Gay nightclub.

Of course whenever there is talk of Federal Gun Control legislation being enacted, many people go crazy about protecting their 2nd amendment rights.

If Congress and Pres Obama are successful in passing Gun Control legislation only Law Enforcement Authorities, Members of the US Military, and perhaps very Wealthy citizens will be legally allowed to possess and fire Armed Weapons.

Guns don't kill people.

People kill people.

However there is no guarantee that even if someone does in fact pass a Criminal and Mental Health Background Check, they will use an Armed Weapon RESPONSIBLY.

Thus the passage of Federal Gun Control legislation should be discussed more intensely.

Especially in wake of the recent Orlando Mass Shooting event.

I don't know where I currently stand on the issue of enacting Federal Gun Control legislation but it is imperative that Gun Control/ Armed Weapon Lockdown be enforced immediately in the cities of Atlanta, Chicago and Orlando.

I'm just saying. 

Just days after the massacre in an Orlando nightclub left 49 people dead and 53 wounded, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday said that gun control is now a critical element of protecting the U.S. homeland and keeping Americans safe. 
"We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be a part of homeland security," Johnson said in an interview on "CBS This Morning." "We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country." 
On the issue of people on the no-fly list and various other lists being able to purchase a weapon in the U.S., Johnson said, "I believe that that's something that has to be addressed."
Johnson said that President Obama is "frustrated" with the lack of action on preventing gun violence, but he's still "determined."

"I thought frankly after Sandy Hook where you have schoolchildren murdered in a classroom that maybe finally this will be the tipping point and we were not able to move the needle in Congress, unfortunately," Johnson said. 
Efforts to make gun laws stricter have failed in Congress over the last decade. The assault weapons ban, for example, expired in 2004 and lawmakers have not renewed that legislation. Democrats on Capitol Hill have grown increasingly frustrated and on Monday evening, shouted down Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, after a moment of silence, demanding to know why the House isn't considering gun control legislation. 
"At this stage in the investigation, we know of no accomplices," said Johnson, who reiterated that the U.S. intelligence community believes it was not a terrorist-directed attack, but rather terrorist-inspired. 
In order to prevent homegrown terrorist attacks in the future, Johnson said it will require the government and the public to deepen their ties to U.S.-Muslim communities. 
"We're going to continue to build bridges to American-Muslim communities, not vilify them and drive them into the corners and shadows," Johnson said.
FBI Director James Comey said Monday that the agency had interviewed the shooter three times between 2013 and 2014 and he was "thoroughly investigated," but the inquiries were eventually closed. The attack is now raising questions about whether the FBI made any mistakes or did anything wrong in their investigations. 
"I have a lot of confidence in the FBI," Johnson said on CBS.

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