Regarding the column by Philip Rucker of the Washington Post published online March 28, "Obama pushes gun-control agenda," Obama's comment in March was, "Shame on us if we've forgotten." He was referring to the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, and the press is full of reports on how he is trying to pressure lawmakers with his gun agenda. Why doesn't he pressure lawmakers on a plane agenda while he's at it? After all, the weapon of choice to kill Americans on September 11, 2001 was an airplane. Has he forgotten that?
The Bill of Rights is a list of freedoms that the government cannot take away from us. In my opinion, the 2nd Amendment was put into place so individuals could defend their freedom from fellow enemies; it is the balance of power for the American people. Banning certain types of guns or requiring a background checks before purchasing a gun will not stop the real criminals because of the obvious-criminals do not obey laws.
I do not believe that lawmakers (or Americans) have forgotten the kids that were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. I know personally I think about it almost every day. If anything, Americans have realized the importance of carrying a gun for their own personal safety.
It would be a catastrophe if we banned planes, so instead we got serious about security. Maybe instead of trying to shame us, he could focus on securing us.