Hypocritical Celebrities Opppose & Support Gun Violence
Hollywood celebrities are out with a plan to end gun violence. Actually, they are out with a plan to get other people to ask powerful people to create a plan. This circuitous problem solving is not new to Hollywood, but it is no more effective that it has been in the past. Especially when most of the stars of “Demand a Plan”(See above clip) can also be seen slaughtering their fellow humans on film (see the clip below).
Despite the requests for a new plan, the answers from politicians are very similar to what we have heard before. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who just so happens to be on the Democratic short list of potential future presidents, recently revealed his plans to reduce gun violence in New York. The seven step plan is as follows:
1.Enact the toughest assault weapon ban in the nation.
2.Close the private sale loophole by require federal background checks.
3.Ban high capacity magazines
4.Enact higher tougher penalties for illegal gun use, guns on school grounds and violent gangs.
5.Keep guns from people who are mentally ill.
6.Ban direct internet sales of internet in New York
7.Create a state NICS check on all ammunition purchases
What do you think about Cuomo’s plan? Will it address the problem at hand or would tragedies like Columbine (which involved illegal weapons) and Newton (which involved a weapon that had been run through background checks) occur despite the enactment of all seven points of Cuomo’s plan? Call in to Talk Back and tell us what you think.