Last updated: July 18. 2013 1:58PM - 143 Views
Marcia Dunn
AP Aerospace Writer



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Far too often our government leaders and lawmakers try to “fix” all our perceived problems in a particular area in one fell swoop, an approach that is actually flawed and impedes progress….


Now here we go again with proposed anti-gun legislation. The president unveiled a $500 million package that includes 23 executive orders but will also require action by Congress.


Some of the proposed changes make perfect sense — consistent background checks regardless of where a firearm is purchased and allowing schools to use federal grant funds for safety improvements. Others, including the ban on military-style assault rifles and magazine clips for them, need more review.


But lumping everything into a one-plan-fits-all approach makes it more difficult to accomplish anything because opponents of the changes will have far more opportunities to criticize.


A smarter approach would be incremental changes that can be addressed one at a time.


The end result would be better for government efficiency and better for the American people.


Distributed by The Associated Press

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