posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 07:58 AM
reply to post by miniatus
This makes no sense? How will any of these measures stop anyone? Their just feel good measures that will allow crooked Politicians to pat themselves
on the back.
I agree, you should try and stop the mentally disturbed, gang members and criminals from getting weapons. This is not the aim of gun control. The game
of gun control is to take weapons away from Law Abiding citizens. I was just watching a liberal the other day say, why does anyone need all these
guns. Again, These measures will do nothing to stop gun violence. Here's some statistics.
More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country
More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day
1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 35
1/3 of them are under the age of 20
Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds
And the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group
What this tells you is that most of the gun violence is coming from young people. Gangs and the mentally disturbed. Violent video games and Hollywood
liberals making all of these violent movies (hypocrites). So the way you curtail gun violence is go to the places where guns are most destructive. The
aim of gun control is to take guns out of the hands of criminals. Let's look at Obama's proposals.
Assault weapons ban
Congress passed the original assault weapons ban in 1994, thus imposing a 10-year ban on 19 types of military-style assault weapons, including
semi-automatic rifles and pistols like AK-47s and Uzis. But the provision, which was originally authored by then-Sen. Biden, languished in Congress
when it was up for reauthorization, and subsequent efforts to reinstate it have fallen short. Mr. Obama has long supported reinstating the ban, but
his current efforts mark the first time in his presidency that he's made a hard legislative push to get the law back in the books. According to White
House sources, Mr. Obama's weapons ban will be tougher than the one that expired in 2004 is closely aligned with the legislation being drafted by
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., though even some Democrats - including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. - are skeptical such a law can make
its way through Congress in the face of strong opposition from the National Rifle Association.
This will do nothing to stop crime. It will stop law abiding citizens who buy these weapons from buying them but do you think a criminal will say,
oops, there's a ban on these weapons so I better not by them. Again, most of the violence is coming from young people. Ex criminals, gang members and
the mentally disturbed. This does nothing to stop them from getting weapons.
Ban on high-capacity magazines
One issue that has surfaced in the wake of recent mass shootings is the legality of high-capacity ammunition magazines, which can enable a shooter to
fire off dozens of rounds of ammunition without having to reload. The prevalence of these kinds of clips in recent shootings -- including this
summer's movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colo., as well as the recent massacre in Newtown, Conn. -- has led to a chorus of cries that they be
banned. CBS News has learned the White House will push for magazines to be capped at 10 bullets per.
Another issue that does nothing to curtail gun violence. This is the way of hypocrites. In order to stop a few nut jobs we have to ban these magazines
for law abiding citizens. This will not stop gun violence.
Universal background checks
In meetings with stakeholders about reducing gun violence last week, Biden stressed what he called a "surprising recurrence of suggestions that we
have universal background checks" for gun owners across the nation. Now, the idea of universal criminal and mental health background checks for all
firearms sales is emerging as the central priority in the president's campaign. Currently, criminal background checks are required only for guns sold
through licensed firearm dealers, which according to the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) account for only 60 percent of gun sales in the United
States. One loophole also allows those not "engaged in the business" of gun selling to peddle firearms without a license or without filing any
paperwork -- which means that, according to the CSGV, only three of every five guns are sold in conjunction with background checks. Today, Mr. Obama
will urge lawmakers to help shore up those loopholes.
I don't see anything wrong with background checks to look for criminals or the mentally disturbed trying to buy weapons. In the end this will not
stop gun violence where it's most prevalent. This is with gangs, criminals and the mentally disturbed. A bigger black market will be created where
people will buy weapons without a background check. Especially those with intentions to kill.
To Be Continued....