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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: amazing
No we don't all agree.
There are many factors when it comes to violence in a society.
One of the most irrelevant is guns. Across the world you can see how much of an impact gun laws have on crime.
People think it's laws that prevent shootings, but they don't.
If congress was serious about ending violence they'd end the war on drugs. They would reform criminal justice and education systems so it isn't all just a pipeline to prison. They would lift all the corporate written barriers to economic liberalization.
Everywhere I look whether they have guns or not, socioeconomic factors such as the ones I mentioned above play HUGE roles in whether violence is disproportionately represented in statistics or not.
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
They are going to hold the vote, then there will be a good chance that it will fail as the house republicans will not want to tackle this issue and ultimately it may very well fail in the house.
Now here is the thing, the threshold of the public is tired of all of the shootings, and are wanting congress to do something, anything. And more and more pressure is is being brought to bear against the Congress on this issue, and the NRA is losing this battle. The main question that is on the minds of everyone is this: If a person is on the no fly list or on a terror watch list, how is it that they can not fly, be under FBI survellience, and yet still have the right and ability to get a fire arm?
originally posted by: thesungod
a reply to: shredderofsouls
Sure. As a Veteran, an ex-federal employee and a contractor in the private sector...
The chances of this happening in any meaningful way is slim to nil.
As I pointed out from your own OP source.
The come and take it mentality is applauded nearly around the world.
originally posted by: Mrgone
I will literally die before my grandfather's gun is taken by anyone.
I pity the young enforcer who is first through the door.
Pass all the laws that you want.
No! Not ever!