Originally posted by lazuruswolf
If the US is going to control it's guns and the people who own them then they need to toughen the laws against those use them for illegal reasons such as criminals and gangs. People who own them for legitimate reasons should be allowed to keep them but must also be placed under strict regulation and also have secure places in their homes to keep the weapons secure. The UK made a big mistake going after the people who owned the guns legally and those who had them illegally still can access them with some ease given the right contacts.
Originally posted by grover
owning a gun, whether for hunting or defense is always about violence... no matter how you deny and obstruct, that is the bald faced truth.
Originally posted by grover
No matter how you cut it, the reality is, if we as a society insist on the right to own guns, which we do, and that is not about to change, then we also have to accept the responsiblity inherent in that insistance, which is there is not only going to be gun violence, but there is going to be more of it than any other form of violence... BECAUSE IT IS IMPLICITLY SANCTIONED.... owning a gun, whether for hunting or defense is always about violence... no matter how you deny and obstruct, that is the bald faced truth.
9) Congress established the federal regulatory foundation in the Gun Control Act of 1968,(10) which prohibits the sale of long guns (rifles and shotguns) and handguns to anyone who is: (1) not a resident of the state in which the federal firearms dealer does business;(11) or (2) under eighteen years old for long gun purchases and twenty-one years old for handguns.(12) In addition, the Act prohibits the sale of firearms to anyone who is: (1) under indictment for or has been convicted of a "crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year";(13) (2) a fugitive from justice;(14) (3) an illegal narcotics user or addict;(15) and (4) either an adjudicated mental defective or someone who has been committed to a mental institution.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulation that defines "adjudicated as a mental defective" as "a determination by a court that a person, as a result of a mental illness, condition or disease (1) is a danger to himself or others; or (2) lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage his own affairs." 27 C.F.R. §478.11.
Originally posted by Samblak
Just in !!! The shooter sent a package to NBC containing video and a manifesto of sort's.Report's colnclude that it may of been sent between the 1st and 2nd shooting's.Unfortunately all the material has been given to the FBI before the media made it public so detail's will not be out for a while "if ever".
On another note they searched his dorm room and on the search warrant,it listed his dorm room number 2121,I found this rather strange 2+1=3,2+1=3 so we end up with the number 33 again.
The gunman who killed 32 people at a US college sent a package containing writing, videos and photographs to NBC News in New York, it has emerged.
The package sent by Cho Seung-Hui has now been handed over for investigation.
NBC believes it was sent between the first and second shootings on Monday.
He Warned The Media
BREAKING: Gunman Sent Photos, Videos to NBC
April 18, 2007
CBNNews.com - The Virginia Tech gunman send a package containing photographs, videos and writings to NBC in New York before shooting himself after his rampage on campus that killed 32 people.
Officials said they believe the package was mailed between the first and second shootings. NBC said it turned the package over to the authorities Wednesday.
The contents included photos, video and a manifesto from the gunman, but no specifics have been revealed.
"This may be a very new, critical component of this investigation. We're in the process right now of attempting to analyze and evalute its worth," said Col. Steve Flaherty, superintendent of Virginia State Police.
Source: NBC, Associated Press