Reactions to the White House Gun Agenda?
Too far? Not enough? Just Right?
I agree with @cengland0, So the president's solution is to ban a weapon that responsible for the least amount of murders in the US? Is this his attempt to curb gun violence? Bring on the downvotes, but this is just one big publicity act and is in NO WAY going to help anything. I can guarantee that he won't cite the 500 murders in his home-town as a reason for the stricter laws, nor the Red Lake massacre, the NIU massacre, the Virginia Tech massacre, Sihk Temple massacre, Binghamton massacre etc etc; in which no assault weapons were used during the attacks.
Give me a break. This is a media fueled frenzy, telling us that assault weapons are the problem.
If we really wanted drastic change we would outlaw the sales and ownership of .38 special ammunition and guns, considering that is the caliber most commonly used in gun related deaths.read more collapse
This is very political so no matter what I say, i'll get downvoted -- but who cares.
Making so-called Assault rifles illegal does not fix the problem. We have between 270 and 300 million guns in America and out of all the gun murders, only 0.1% of them were done by rifles of any kind. The weapon of choice in gun murders is the simple hand gun because it's small enough to hide and cheap to purchase. It's not very easy to sneak a rifle into a theater without someone seeing you.
So, unless the president is planning on getting the american people to repeal the 2nd amendment and remove our rights to own any gun, making assault rifles illegal will do little to minimize the gun homicides in America (statistically speaking). If the 2nd amendement was repealed, how would you guarantee the removal of 300,000,000 guns already in circulation and how would you make sure the criminals still cannot get them in the future.read more collapse
From the article linked above:
"Nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook,” Mr. Rubio said. “President Obama is targeting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence."
Cocaine and heroine are illegal in the US. Drug lords still sell it in the US. Making something illegal doesn't make it go away. It just makes it difficult for law abiding citizens (who would probably not use them for criminal purposes anyway) to obtain them.
We don't need more gun control. The NRA isn't the problem. We need better programs for the mentally insane.read more collapse
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