Good day for the second amendment and law abiding gun owners.
Living in one of the corruption capitals of the USA (Illinois), I share your frustration. Where did the Commander In Chief get his public office start?Here in the peoples republic of New Jersey, we already have background checks. It is almost impossible to get a conceal/carry permit here either. Each handgun requires it's own permit and once you have the permit you have 90 days to make your purchase. Rifles only take one permit for as many as you can afford. So with all those laws, we still have (2) of the murder capitals in the country (Camden & Newark, Trenton ain't too cool either..) I think it's the one punishment fits all crimes justice we have that needs to change. Maybe if we bring back capital punishment dispensed in 30 days or less we might get somewhere. Going to jail is too much like a family reunion for a lot of these punks that mis-use guns...
I have heard that argument before, but there was armed security at Collumbine High School and at Virginia Tech, just not in the right place at the right time till it was too late for many. So even if some teachers at Sandy Hook had been armed, that would not have necessarily stopped the shooting.Cool vid. Thanks.
Too bad none of those teachers/administrators were armed. Nut job wouldn't have made it past the office if they were.
When will the campaign to ban pressure cookers begin?
Find me a gun in London you forgot to mention the most important stat- Switzerland has the lowest gun crime rate In the world and your legally allowed to carry military grade AUTOMATIC rifles, in the open, and it's normal... Whereas Detroit which had a full ban on all guns, has the highest gun crime rate per capita in the US. The point is, these silly laws such as "only 7 or less round magazines" do nothing to stop gun crime it just effectively disarms the law abiders. This country was founded on the concept that we the people have a right to own firearms and that this right *shall not be infringed*.Nothing says freedom like easily allowing the seriously mentally ill and those with criminal records to easily arm themselves. Back ground checks certainly won't eliminate shootings, mass shootings or even suicides but if you compare US statistics for these kind of things to countries that do have background checks, pretty much any developed, democratic country (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, etc.), they all have significantly lower, per capita, rates for shootings, mass shootings, and even suicides ... and people still own and use guns in these countries just as they do in the US.
+1I'm all for a safer America, but I just think there is a better way to go about it than working on gun bans.
From what I have read, the top three ways that criminals get guns are:
1. Straw purchases which are already illegal
2. From "dirty" FFL dealers, again already illegal
3. From an unlicensed dealer, again already illegal
Therefore I don't foresee any of the recently proposed legislation having the affect they do. As far as requiring background checks on online sales ... from my understanding the largest online gun site is GunBroker which requires guns be shipped to and picked up from and FFL in which case a background check would be performed under current legislation.
This country was founded on the notion of "where there is a WILL there is a WAY"
From that, eliminate one way for a criminal to get a gun and they will find another. Eliminate guns and they will just fine another way.
We need to address why people have the WILL to hurt others. We need to work together to teach our children the value of human life, to show compassion for one another, to talk about our differences and accept one another. We need get over the "feel good" society we have and let our children experience failure and learn to deal with it. We need to enforce the laws we have and remove criminals from society.
We need an honest media to tell the facts and let people form their own opinions. We need to stand up for what is right and not be afraid to call a spade a spade. We need to stop looking at how we are all different and see how we are all the same.
I certainly don't know the answers to accomplishing all that but I do feel there are better ways of spending money than going after gun control that statistically will have very little affect on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
Lets increase mental health awareness and funding to help people. Lets start prosecuting criminals and keeping them locked up for their full sentence. Lets start being parents and regulating what we let your children watch on TV and video games.
I feel terrible for the victims of all violence, not just gun violence, but guns don't kill people just like vehicles, knives, or bats don't kill people. Guns are just an easy target to direct emotions at. They are a tangible thing to hate.
Lets put emotion aside and look at the facts!
There is much to be done, and so little ambition in the right direction.
I also feel American need to have the right to defend themselves. No matter how hard we try, we will never predict or stop all of those who wish to do harm. We need to take some action for our own self preservation, or at least have the option to if we so choose.