After the lives of 20 elementary school children were taken by a sick man wielding automated assault weapons, it should be obvious that gun control laws (among a myriad of others) in this country are ineffective at best.
NYC's Mayor Bloomberg appeared on Meet the Press over the weekend and proposed a plan for gun control reform (above).
During his proposal, the Mayor states:
"It only happens in America. And it happens again and again. There was another shooting yesterday; three people killed, I think, in a hospital. We kill people in schools, we kill them in hospitals, we kill them in religious organizations, we kill them when they're young, we kill them when they're old. We've just got to stop this…If [Obama] does nothing during his second term, something like 48,000 Americans will be killed with illegal guns.
There is a number of things that the President can do…through executive action, he can order his agencies to enforce the laws more aggressively. I think [there are] something like 77,000 people who've been accused of lying when they applied for a gun permit. We've only prosecuted 77 of them. The president can introduce legislation, even if it doesn't get passed…He's got to try. That's his job."
Whether or not you believe everyone has a right to own a weapon that can effortlessly steal someone's life is not the issue; no one can deny that American gun control laws are lax and laughable.
It's true, violence is part of our society, but shouldn't our main goal be working towards a future where violence is rare, if not unheard of? A future of peace?
Idealistic yes, over simplified, sure… but an honorable goal nonetheless.
A cameraman caught up with the TV personality while she was running errands in Delaware, and when asked about split rumors, the 24-year-old responded:
"Yeah, it's true."
The momma-of-two explained why she and her former flame have decided to part ways, saying:
"We're trying to do the best we can for our kids because they are what really matters."
These two have been through some tough times lately, considering the MTV alum recently had a miscarriage that Javi actually blamed her for.
And while the blonde's man did apologize for taking his grief out on her, the couple has grown distant from each other since his deployment.
In fact, Monday's episode of the hit series even hinted at their breakup when Miz Lowry hung up on her main man, even though Facetime is the only way they can communicate while he's serving in the Air Force.