a reply to: wildb
I answered several times, condensed and even bolded it. Yet you asked..
I am not anti gun or pro gun. I am pro, "intelligent gun ownership". I am anti school shooting and stupid gun ownership.
What I would support is regulations which support general firearm licensing, restrictions for those on certain medication which impede judgment or are
anti depressants (due to suicide), safe storage of firearms (safe/trigger lock) and separate storage of ammunition.
Let's say you are on a course of antidepressants due to an event in your life. I would not be hard to check your firearms in at a gun club, pay for
storage and temporarily hand in your license at a gun store or police station. That alone could save lives, including that of the gun owner.
If you live in in a high density area, you should not have certain firearms without reason. Maybe you go hunting elsewhere, maybe you are a vermin
controller. It is not a good idea to have the in "the burbs" but if you do.. put them in a safe. If someone wants a gun in the US, all they need to do
is break into someone's house and steal it.
Guns are a tool. They have uses, that's for sure. But if people are not willing to even discuss a compromise, everyone loses.
School shootings are abhorrent and are common in the US for a reason. If they can't get the guns or its a lot harder, the shooting won't happen.
That's just a fact. There's a reason that there's metal detector in US schools. Yes, there's ways around it and yes, kids get stabbed... but gun
control doesn't need to go against you. It WILL save lives. That makes the discussion not only worthwhile, but essential.
At a guess they will probably set up licensing, change the "gun fair" regulations, magazine sizes, restrict certain ammunition or license it and
probably implement storage regulations, which I'd support. I may support restrictions on firearms types, depending on what it is.
Basically, if you stop certain firearms, or all firearms falling into the hands of certain people, particularly children, lots of lives will be saved.
That can be achieved in a variety of ways. That will probably end up as a blanket ban if the gun lobby and gun owners continue to stupidly resist any
edit on 26/11/2015 by LilFox because: Adding something