Mr. Obama and his gun policy supporters say “now is the time” for action. What America needs is focused action to move the needle on reducing gun deaths. Unfortunately, the president’s call for universal background checks and categorical gun ban priorities are unfocused, one-size-fits-all solutions that will likely have little if any impact on gun deaths. They are misguided and off-target because there is no rational connection between them and the giant elephants in the room. Background checks and gun bans are not only completely inappropriate top priorities, they strongly indicate the president’s actions are arbitrary and capricious, and that he is misusing his power in addition to wasting a golden humanitarian opportunity.
Jeff Moran is an international humanitarian law and human rights student at The Geneva Academy, focusing on international weapons law and disarmament.
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