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Not at all? Strange claim on my position. The NRA is free to lobby on behalves of themselves or citizens. But American citizens are free to directly lobby their politicians as well. We will see what the outcome is.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
Guns don't kill people.
Dangerous people with easy access to guns kill people.
Pills don't cause overdose suicides.
Depressed people with easy access to dangerous medications cause suicides.
originally posted by: anotheramethyst
a reply to: havok
I always agreed with Texas law: no guns in places where alcohol is served. The danger of someone getting drunk and violent is higher than the danger of being attacked in a bar. I say that as a bartender. Bars need effective bouncers, not guns.
a reply to: thov420
Are you using automatic as self-reloading or as multiple bullets from a single trigger pull?
originally posted by: AMPTAH
originally posted by: TheRedneck
The real issue, as I see it, is how to prevent criminal use of guns while allowing non-criminal use (hunting, self-defense).
What we could do, is microchip all the guns. Then link all those microchips wirelessly to the internet.
Then populate the environment with security cameras everywhere, and link those cameras to the internet.
Then we use the massive computing power of the NSA, to watch the environment, and have an Artificial Intelligence program interpret the scenes and observe the context of the actions people are doing.
When a person tries to use a gun in a crime, the NSA computer sends a signal to the microchip in his firearm disabling the firing trigger.
When a person tries to use a gun to hunt deer in the forest, the NSA computer approves the usage, once the gun owner has the requisite "hunting license", and enables the firing trigger in the gun, so he can shoot the game.
We are moveing into a new world of "Internet of Things", or "IoT", where all these "social" problems will have "technological" solutions.