WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump ‘s newly unveiled budget would cut millions of dollars from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which gun dealers use to verify if someone is banned from buying a gun before selling it to them.
Trump’s Budget Cuts Millions of Dollars That Would Help Gun Control
While the bodies of the 17 victims of the latest mass shooting in Parkland, Florida have not even been buried yet, Donald Trump’s latest budget proposal would cut millions of dollars that could help in gun control. Trump proposes cutting $30 million from the federal budget that would be used by various states to do background checks on anyone who wanted to buy a gun. Once again, we see a major political figure bowing down to the wishes of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
To refresh your memory, the NRA contributed about $30 million to the Trump campaign during his candidacy for POTUS. This makes it very clear that Donald Trump, despite his platitudes, prayers, and good wishes for the poor families who lost loved ones in Parkland, is beholden to the gun lobby enough to continue doing their bidding.
The $30 million that Trump proposes cutting from the budget would go far in helping pay for gun control in the United States. This is especially true since many states have argued that doing background checks for people wanting to buy guns is an undue financial hardship for some states to follow. This fact is very believable if you know anything about the financial state of some states. Levying the cost of background checks in many cases actually is a financial hardship. $30 million would go far in helping them to make this a safer country.
A majority of the American people have called for gun control in this country for years. How many more schoolkids have to die before our legislators wake the hell up? People are very tired of hearing a lot of idle talk about enacting gun control, but forgetting about it after the story leaves the front page. gun control is a very serious issue that more of our so-called “leaders” should do more than just talking about the necessity while doing nothing.
Maybe the “body count” hasn’t gotten steep enough for them to finally get off their lazy pontificating asses and do something positive and proactive to save lives. Apparently, gun control is something that is not going to happen until we the people make it happen.