Posted by 3Dee on February 17, 2018, 12:45 pm, in reply to "Re: 1516883"
My plan is probably a lot more pro-gun than you would imagine.
I am not against gun ownership at all. If people like their guns, and can handle them responsibly, I do not begrudge that.
You've heard the tired BS Line from the NRA that makes people think they are above any argument "Guns don't kill people, people do"---
Well then I agree - but when used, guns are still lethal, ergo guns need to not be in the hands of those who could do harm with them. Mental illness, convicted felons, sexual and domestic abusers...no guns for you.
I think guns should be registered like cars and advertised like Tobacco.... Just like they can't show Joe Camel or Marlboro man on TV -- guns and gun paraphernalia should only be advertised within shops in which adults are allowed to make a purchase.
If we can trace vehicles by VIN, computer parts by chips and internet users by IP address --- then we ought to be able to trace guns and bullets.
The Constitution itself is not sacrosanct -- it is a living and breathing document that can be amended. I am for repealing or amending the Second Amendment. If something in the law keeps us from keeping our people safe, then it's a BAD LAW and needs to be changed. Obviously, the second Amendment prevents us from the common sense gun legislation that we need to protect the lives of others....so let's GO THERE.
It's alarming that peoples' selfish love of weapons is more important to them than the lives of others.
Do something about it.
I am for strict gun control --- but I am not for banning guns or taking them from those who use them for hunting or have one in the house for protection.
I cannot think of a legitimate use for a gun that can kill many people efficiently in a matter of seconds. I would limit the number of rounds one could fire without reloading.
I don't have the answer as to how to prevent children from gettinng mom and dad's guns....but the more we proliferate our society with guns, the more lethal weapons available to cause suicides, accidental killings, mass shootings....and use by criminals.
I am not of the opinion that havig teachers carry guns in the classroom is anything but a powder keg just waiting to be tapped....or solutions like that.
I am not a gun expert, and I never tell if I have one or not. But I can say this -- if we do nothing, this will happen again....and again...and again.
So there you go.... Let's do what we need to do and get ourselves in line with the rest of the industrialized world....shall we?