President Obama has taken a lot of heat since the shooting last Sunday in Orlando. 51 state department Officials have come out to sign a memo urging the President to intervene in Syria. Obama, on the other hand, continued his stance Saturday for more gun laws. “Being tough on terrorism, particularly the sorts of homegrown terrorism that we’ve seen now in Orlando and San Bernardino, means making it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on assault weapons that are capable of killing dozens of innocents as quickly as possible,” Obama said. “That’s something I’ll continue to talk about in the weeks ahead.” Obama has recognized who are enemies are but is being criticized for not taking action on them. The reasoning behind the Orlando shooting growing up in the United States has pointed democrats more to the left claiming this is not an issue over extremest religions but on guns.

Mateen, who claimed allegiance to ISIS before the attack, used a Sig Sauer MCX assault rifle. The rifle had been banned by Congress in the past but was lifted numerous times over majority Republicans. The topic demonstrates the Gridlock in Washington over this key stance. However, as long as Obama is hesitant on declaring war with our enemies, then the growing threat of ISIS will spread domestically and abroad.

The NRA has also taken a lot of criticism over Senate Democrats but have fought back on the issue. The NRA remains behind the second amendment and just this week posted a video featuring former Navy Seal member Dom Raso defending his rights, “For the vast major of people I work with, there is nothing better to defend their homes against realistic threats than with an AR-15 semi-automatic,” he said. The NRA also last month endorsed Donald Trump for president, the earliest they have ever endorsed a candidate.  Trump took the time at his rally in Houston Texas on Thursday to voice his support for the NRA.  Trump persuaded his for his supporters by pointing to a scenario, “If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped to their waist or strapped to their ankle and this son of a bi*** comes out and starts shooting, and one of the people happened to have it and goes ‘boom, boom,’ that would have been a beautiful, beautiful sights,” Trump said. “So don’t let them take their guns away. We’re going to save your Second Amendment.” The crowd turned to thunderous cheers and echoes over this.

The Republicans and Democrats have made it harder for Congress to make decisions. The Millennial age in which there have been countless occurrences of terror attacks and mass shootings has raised this divided issue since 9/11. The ultimate decision will likely come down when America elects their new commander in chief. There is without doubt that Trump is eagerly awaiting his inauguration to make a declaration of war against ISIS. On the other side, Clinton is claiming this is a domestic issue and that guns of war are not welcome in the United States.

 

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