The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings caused several states and cities to pass strict gun control measures. In response, state lawmakers in gun friendly states in the South and West passed bills that would strengthen Stand Your Ground laws and allow weapons in most public places. In 2014, 21 states passed laws that expanded the rights of gun owners allowing them to possess firearms in churches, bars, schools and college campuses. The federal government has not passed any gun control measures since the 1994 Brady Bill and 42 states now allow the possession of assault rifles. In the U.S. two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides and in 2010 there were 19,000 firearm suicides and 11,000 firearm homicides.
The process of buying a gun legally is very tedious, with background checks, heavy paperwork to test decision making among other things. And a lot of people are not suited for gun ownership. Making it harder to buy a gun legally will only hurt innocent people who will loose the means of protecting themselves.
No, only for assault weapons
Chicago has very strict gun laws and yet the highest gun related crimes...criminals do not care about laws...you cannot pass a law that will stop a criminal from obtaining a weapon if he really wants one
Repeal all firearms restrictions back to 1791.
WHY? What do you want to with a gun???????
No gun checks at all. The 2nd amendment is for any Citizen. PERIOD.
Stay out of this. Guns are only a method to kill. People are messed up. Start at home with good role models.
This isn’t accurate at all - Most firearms have never been used ( and never will be used) to kill.
This is blatantly untrue. Just like millions of Americans, i myself have used a gun for self protection without firing a single shot. Its a deterrent but yes its true that if you own a gun for self defense you cant be scared to use it if needed. And yes sometimes to save your own like you must take the life of someone else even when you don't want to.
No they aren't. In bad cases yes, but they are a method of self protection. See if you keep the same opinion when you get mugged or when someone is breaking into your house.
Thats why we have a police force
Are the police with you in your home when someone breaks in? Is there normally a police officer walking with you down a dark street? No.
A firearm is a tool that allows individuals to assert a human right to protect their life, those of their loved ones, and those of strangers if they so choose.
Police forces are great assets when they can get to a scene of an emergency in time. However, there are many instances crimes unfold before a call to 911 can even be placed. Such as, after someone is hurt, after a home invasion, after an armed robbery, etc. That's no shade toward law enforcement. It's… Read more
I believe there are over 2000 gun laws already on the books. Maybe we could enforce those before passing new ones. Come on, people! Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
all I'm gonna say is the first thing Hitler did was ban all guns to make citizens defenseless
Yeah, and Hitler declared any news that didn't support him as "fake news". Good thing we didn't have a president who declared everything that didn't support as "fake news". Oh, wait...
Find common ground between sensible background checks and mental Health evaluation.
There is no common ground here.
There is. You can help stop mass shootings while also not getting your 2nd ammendment rights violated. For example passing better background checks that also check your local police department database. When it comes to mental health stuff thats tricky. The biggest thing is HIPPA. The second biggest thing is any mass shooter can just lie on those evaluations, so its not some foolproof method that people think it is.
Democrats should not be allowed to own firearms
You know what we should totally do? Let's say you take the class, clear a background check, then go to a gun dealer. The gun dealer can check your background check again, then help you choose the right gun for you. Here's the clincher: You have guns that will only work for you. Like using your fingerprint. (This is my husband's idea and I LOVE it! They have safes that work this way, why not find a way to apply it to firearms?!). Anyways, if someone steals your gun, they cannot use it because their fingerprints are different. Then it's just a glorified paper weight.
scenario 1: If i was a criminal, i'd just get a screwdriver, open the gun and rip out all of the electronics.
scenario 2: Gma who hasnt touched her gun in years, has her home broken into, and cant use her gun, because she forgot to change out the old batteries.
this would make guns way too expensive and would not allow the common citizen to own one
Not going to lie, I like your idea except I would change it to where assault weapons are banned and only the basic less harmful guns are allowed :)
I like the Judge Dredd idea, however this would make firearms way too expensive for a common citizen. Plus if the fingerprint ID were to malfunction, that half second of reaction time you get to defuse the situation could end up in your death.
Guns will be included with each school lunch as part of the "happy meal" concept.
do whatever Australia did after their first and only mass shooting.
Criminals will still get their hands on weapons, and Law abiding Americans won’t have the ability to protect themselves.
not to mention gun crime in Australia hasn’t disappeared, even after the mandatory buybacks.
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