Re: A serious gun control proposal - can anybody get behind this?
posted at 1/31/2013 11:31 AM EST
In response to miscricket's comment:
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
The entirety of the current gun debate is driven by one event, a mass shooting at an elementary school.
Therefore, nobody is allowed to talk about measures to reduce gun violence in general, even though when they talk about mass shootings specifically you whien and complain that they aren't talking about overall gun violence?
Shut up and have another beer. (Or find a soul. Rent one, at the very least).
Honestly..I can't figure out how Skeeter's mind works. The gun control issue was not brought on solely by Sandy Hook...it's just that Sandy Hook was ( and should be) the last straw for most Americans.
...the latest in a string of Mass murders which has included a political rally, a movie theatre and a place of worship. We have to ask ourselves "where does it end". Most logical thinking Americans..including most legal gun owners...understand that we need a holistic approach to what has become a public safety and health issue. This includes stronger controls what kinds of weapons we make available as well as a better understanding of mental health issues.
I would be curious to know just exactly what Skeeter would do to address the growing problem of gun violence..since he seems to be against just about everything.
"The gun control issue was not brought on solely by Sandy Hook..."
keep telling yourself that.
To some extent, the issue is always around in a dormant or semi-dormant state. Newtown, however, gave the pro gun control forces the emotional capital to take the issue out of its dormant state, and move it to the front burner.
To think otherwise is completely intellectually dishonest.
I am not against everything.
I am against the completely insane concept that the way to address crazy people is to constrain sane people.
That is the nub of liberal gun control proposals.
Here's what I would do to tamp down the string of violence:
Make it easier for law-abiding citizens to own guns.
It really is that simple.