Instead America has it's most venal and mendacious president in history, competing with Hitler and Stalin to politicize children in his campaign to pursue his personal agenda of the day.
None of Obama's so call ed gun control measures, bar one, will have any positive effect. The one that will work is the one which requires mandatory background checks on individuals attempting to obtain firearms. It simply beggars belief that clinicly insane people can walk into a gun shop and buy a semi-automatic rifle or pistol, along with spare clips and unlimited ammunition.
Charls Krauthammer had something to say about this.
Monsters shall always be with us, but in earlier days they did not roam free. As a psychiatrist in Massachusetts in the 1970s, I committed people — often right out of the emergency room — as a danger to themselves or to others. I never did so lightly, but I labored under none of the crushing bureaucratic and legal constraints that make involuntary commitment infinitely more difficult today.
Thirty years ago he, along with other qualified psychologists, could have assessed the modern day young mass executioner and had him forcibly incarcerated. But today, the limp wristed do-gooders rule the roost and one must now allow these potential killers to roan free and shoot children becuase to do otherwise would infringe their liberties.
Before being granted a firearms license in NZ, Adolf was visited by the police and interrogated. His wife and neighbours were visited on separate occasions. It was a very thorough process and in my view is the single most significant factor in the relative absence of psycho - shootings in NZ.