In a front page story in today’s Greenwich Time, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers asked the four members of Greenwich’s General Assembly delegation — Fred Camillo, Livvy Floren, Scott Frantz, and Steve Walko — to give their position on possible gun law proposals.
Connecticut’s General Assembly is taking up the issue of gun control following December’s tragic school shooting in Newtown.
The four local legislators would not commit to positions, with the exception of Camillo, who gave a yes vote on one of the eight issues they were asked about and a no vote on another.
I’m about as anti-gun as you can be. I don’t see a need for them.
But here’s the deal: There are those people who will never support even sensible gun control reform. The NRA, for example, acted and spoke in a deplorable way following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
But there are many others, like myself, who would support gun legislation. But here’s what bothers us: Why is there little talk of mental health? To the credit of our local papers, every time they’ve mentioned the need for gun control, they’ve also stated that we need to look into the mental health aspect as well.
But too many in big media, and too many on the left, fail to address the issue. Why? Probably because they see it as being politically incorrect to do so. Or because they associate guns with Republicans and here’s another way to be partisan.
A few more: Why not go after video games, which are more violent today than ever? Why not go after movies and television shows that glorify violence? And why not go after certain types of music that promote violence?
Perhaps Michelle Obama answered that question for us last week when she took part in the Academy Awards.
The media, Hollywood, and our schools are in love with Mr. and Mrs. Obama. And we all know that they stand united on the big social issues of the day.
Maybe that’s why you never hear about the other things that need to be addressed along with gun control.