Originally Posted by notorious
Biden: ‘No silver bullet’ against gun violence
A copy of the book Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he was “shooting for Tuesday” to get President Barack Obama his recommendations on how to battle an epidemic of gun violence and warned “there’s no silver bullet
” to stop the killing.
Biden was meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House with executives from video game companies whose products have often been blamed for making players insensitive to real-world violence.
"I come to this meeting with no judgment. You all know the judgment other people have made," Biden said. (He did not elaborate, but one attendee brought a copy of the book “Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games.” A summary is here.)
The vice president has been meeting with government officials, gun-violence victims and their advocates, retailers, Hollywood executives and groups like the National Rifle Association that advocate gun rights.
He said earlier this week that he hoped to get his report—commissioned in the aftermath of the elementary school slaughter in Newtown, Conn.—to Obama on Tuesday. His advice is expected to reinforce Obama's calls for Congress to renew the assault weapons ban, toughen background checks and impose new restrictions on purchases of high-capacity ammunition magazines.
"I'm shooting for Tuesday
. I hope I get it done by then,” he said on Friday, cautioning that "we know that there's no silver bullet."
Biden asked whether a “coarsening of our culture” might be partly to blame, but added: "I do not know the answer to that question."
God Bless Biden. He either has a sick sense of humor or just doesn't know any better.
Actually there is a silver bullet for stopping gun violence. Stop ****ing banning shit.
Alcohol....banned in 1920
People started shooting the **** out of other people to smuggle illegal booze.
Alcohol...unbanned in 1933
Gangster crime drops
1960s people are going all free love and drug experimentation....
1970 Controlled substance act passed to ban possession etc.
1973 DEA founded
and in the 1980s the drug wars start that run today.
How many inner city people are shot every day in drug related violence? How much of that would disappear if instead of prohibition we established a stance of regulation and addiction treatment.
Because it's not drugs or booze that's the problem it's ****ing addiction. If we spent the trillions of dollars we spent on the drug war treating addiction how many fewer people would be dead today?
You want the silver bullet, there it is, stop banning shit. The problem is, people enjoy telling someone else what they should and should not do.