a reply to: TheRedneck
I have to be honest I am disappointed with the OP.
Given the headline I was expecting a balanced and rational summary of the issue, but instead it seems to be more of the same false rhetoric of the
Lets be clear...The majority of the US population is IN FAVOR OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT...The majority of the USA is OPPOSED TO BANNING ALL GUNS...AND..THE
MAJORITY OF THE USA is in favor of stricter gun control policies...whether that be better enforcement of current laws or new restrictions that are
well crafted not to interfere with legal gun ownership.
Right now the Center for Disease Control is forbidden by law to collect data or study gun violence in the USA. They are actually forbidden from
conducting basic data gathering and science when it comes to guns. That is irrational.
Right now background checks are forbidden from referencing terrorist watch or the no-fly lists.
A bill that would have stopped anyone who has been on a terrorist watch list for the past five years from purchasing guns was defeated by congress
- I get the concern that people worry the no-fly lists are arbitrary...That is concern is easily solved..We don't deny those people on the no-fly or
terrorist watch list their 2nd amendment rights, we simply require (A) an interview with the FBI prior to approval or (B) A signed declaration by the
FBI attesting that the individual is the subject of an ongoing and active FBI investigation.
Assault Weapons Bans are not effective. It is a morphing definition and Gun Manufacturers can always change specifications to skirt the intent of the
ban. We should not be debating an "Assault weapons" ban.
Instead...When mass shooters have been stopped, tackled, taken out by police...it is most often while changing cartridges or reloading. We need to
limit the magazine capacities for assault like weapons IMO.
The claim that people have an irrational "fear" of guns is poorly supported. People want their police to have guns..people want the "good guys" to
have guns. Nobody I know who is for stricter gun control attribute some magical quality of terror to guns...many of my friends that are for stricter
gun control own guns...including myself.
The NRA has...apparently successfully...convinced the right wing that it is an all or nothing battle...that any regulation or examination of guns in
the USA is about banning all guns...that is false, dishonest, does not reflect the regulations being proposed and does not reflect the American
Peoples will. It's BS.
edit on 21-6-2016 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)