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.
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
Stay out of this. Guns are only a method to kill. People are messed up. Start at home with good role models.
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.
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
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.
this would make guns way too expensive and would not allow the common citizen to own one
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.
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.
This makes it sound like the only way a person could reasonably use a firearm is in self defense, but what about recreational shooting or hunting? It’s certainly the case that many shooters enjoy trying a friends new firearm. I can also see many scenarios where new shooters need to share a firearm with a more experienced shooter - that could imply that kids learning to hunt turkeys with grandpa would have to submit fingerprints to the government before being able to participate.
What about the thousands of people who died due to gun violence in schools and in their regular lives? Shooting animals and going hunting is also very harmful for the animals too. There are also more fun activities besides hunting that kids can do with their grandparents.
I firmly believe disarming American citizens makes them helpless in too many situations. For example, Thieves, Robbers, Murderers and MOST of all, a ROGUE GOVERNMENT. WITH THIS, I ALSO believe we DO need stricter background checks and, only if needed, psychological testing and Training for those first time gun owners for proper and safe handling. Taking guns away from good citizens is illegal, according to our CONSTITUTION. LEAVE IT ALONE!!!
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.
Yes, require thorough background checks looking also for mental issues on social media on first time gun purchasers even if this requires months to process. Don't allow semi automatics for ages 25 and under. Require all gun transfers to be done through an FFL and concurrent background checking.
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