posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:28 AM
Frankly, I see nothing significant occurring. Americans, we get spun up quickly, but like children our attention span wanes and we move onto something
else. It happened after 9/11 and it will happen after Sandy Hook. As others have stated, there are way too many guns, ammo, and high-capacity
magazines to "go after." And I said multiple times on multiple threads, there isn't a federal or state mechanism in place to even begin to deal
with this issue. The best they could do with the high-capacity magazine issue is to initiate a new purchasing ban starting whenever; simply, ban new
sales of high-capacity magazine. This way citizens can keep what they have, but not be able to purchase anymore. This meets everybody in the middle.
The firearms industry in this country is "Too Big to Fail," to be blunt. Everyone wants an easy and emotional fix to gun violence in this country,
but instead of reactive and ineffective legislation, the Congress needs to their job and figure out a constructive way to deal with the violence,
whether its community invovlement and education, or mental health concentration. Really, the punishment for these crimes to significantly and
dramatically change. People need to be afraid of the law, of breaking the law. Jail sentences need to be more harsh to have a real effect. Example,
the recent shooting of volunteer fire fighters in Webster, New York. The shooter previously had been charged and found guilty of killing his
grandmother with a hammer. Well, he served his time, got out, then committed this heinous act. He should have never been released from jail. Someone
who kills another human being with a hammer doesn't ever deserve to see the sun again. I blame the judge or jury or whomever for this one. You don't
parole or set free a killer like this. WTH! Any shooting in which a person gets ahold of another person's firearm because of failure to properly
secure the weapon should be dealt with aggressively. Scenarious of this nature usually involve children. But punishing law abiding citizens with more
senseless and useless gun legislation accomplishes nothing. You won't find republicans signing off on just anything.
Pro-gun folks are ready to support responsible and common sense gun reform. I know I am. No one wants to see this continuance of violence across the
country. But what you won't see is the public supporting "Feel Good" gun legislation by underworked and over-paid senators and represenatives,
especially at a time when Congress has a dissmal 18% approval rating!