reply to post by neoholographic
THE GOAL SHOULD BE TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE NOT GRANDSTANDING POLITICIANS PUSHING THE POLITICAL AGENDA OF GUN CONTROL!
That is the goal, and the proposed measures all work towards that goal, not taking guns away from you.
Lets use your example to prove you wrong.
firstly, when you buy a car, you need a valid drivers license. In my country, you also need proof of insurance, I'm not sure how that works in the
To get that license, you have to pass a written test, and a driving test. Showing, not just your ability to actually control the vehicle, but your
ability to be responsible behind the wheel. The written test has nothing to do with driving, it's more about responsibility.
you do something you shouldn't, you lose your license. You get caught driving without one, it's a crime. This whole time, the government knows
what car you have.
Limiting mag sizes to 7 rounds instead of 10, classifying certain long arm rifles as assault weapons, and other similar proposals won't stop
criminals from being criminals.
BUT it will add another layer, as well as changing certain purchasing loop holes. Most guns used to commit crimes came from the black market. How
did they get their? They were stolen from people just like you. gun control, or whatever you want to call it, will not stop those people from
killing you if they so wish.
But an added layer of security, and some restrictions on certain things, will indeed help keep semiautomatic rifles out of the hands of depressed kids
Honestly, I don't care about your perceived right to have a gun, my right to not be shot to death because some kid had a bad day at school trumps
your right to have a chain gun without anyone knowing about it.
Think about this for a second. Half of the people so adamantly against gun control are themselves threatening gun violence should gun control laws be
passed. Think about that, and tell me who is trying to reduce gun violence.
At least your government is finally at a stage where they are at least willing to admit there is a problem.
If some of the proposed measures were put in place 10 years ago, I don't think some of the recent mass shootings would have played out the same.
There is no single solution, but doing nothing isn't an option.
Why do you need an assault weapon to protect your home? A semi-auto isn't enough? A 12 gauge isn't enough? A hand gun with a clip size of upwards
of 20 rounds isn't enough?
Until you guys are willing to admit no one is trying to take your guns, this is all a waste of space, no one has even suggested that they come and
take your guns (no one that matters) beyond the fact that it's physically and fiscally impossible, it was never intended to be a gun confiscation.
Beyond that.... do you really think your civilian weapons will protect you from the military?