After the shooting in Oregon this past week, President Obama wasted no time blaming the shooting on the need for more gun laws. He ignored a few key things in doing so, however.
One, criminals don't obey laws. That's what makes them criminals. So a thousand more gun laws would not prevent a criminal from getting a gun if he wanted one.
Two, Obama ignored the clear motivation for the killer's murder spree. He asked the victims to identify their religion. Those who claimed they were Christian were shot immediately in the head. No gun law in the world will change the mind of a misguided zealot intent on slaughtering Christians.
Three, once again, Obama stood on his soapbox excoriating the "lack" of gun laws, rather than encouraging Americans to embrace right over wrong, to embrace a life that is built on self-responsibility, the desire to do what's good, and the importance of serving others. In other words, once again the president used a tragedy to trumpet his anti-gun agenda rather than talk about the fallen culture that has lead to the complete devaluing of human life.
No gun law in the world is going to prevent mass murders until we start focusing on the need for a conversion of heart. That's the leadership our president should have exhibited. Unfortunately, once again he merely turned tragedy into a political scoring point.