Obama’s is trying to control guns again. And this is the proximate cause for articles like this Bloomberg opinion piece about how necessary it is to stop gun violence by any means necessary.
But the larger issue is one that is not often pointed out.
It is actually quite unbelievable that this incessant effort to make guns more difficult to use is entirely motivated by well-meaning individuals who want to protect our loved ones from deadly weapons.
Anyone who has had even occasional interactions with US governments at state or federal levels – especially on the East or West coasts – is well aware of the bureaucratic rigidity.
Whether it is the prosecution of military conflict around the world, the imposition of questionable taxes domestically, adult sentences for juveniles or prisoners placed in solitary confinement for years or decades, the vast scope of the US empire renders it essentially uncaring.
It is hard to conceive of bureaucracies being caring anyway. Cultures tend to be caring, but not sociopolitical entities.
Nonetheless, this Bloomberg article makes the argument that gun legislation is being promoted entirely out of caring and concern.by