56, Pastor in a small upstate New York church. Love to watch & play hockey.
No rule against using them – they don’t prevent anyone else from using them.
I have recently experienced that. Started going to the gym and eating better (after getting yelled at by the doctor for high cholesterol). Suddenly having to buy thinner clothes. It’s nice.
As Michael Moore said after Columbine, “Are Americans gun crazy, or just crazy?”
YOU are what takes away protection. Arming more people is proven to make everyone less safe and does not stop these shootings. You wanna have guns in your home? Fine – doesn’t bother me. Wanna shoot at the range? Go ahead. Wanna Hunt? No problem. Wanna walk around with your guns in the streets where my children are? Then you ARE then problem.
If you can’t take care of the already-living, what business do you have forcing people to bring more children into the world. Show that you can protect (or at least make an effort to protect) the ones we already have.
Aside from the numbers – which are self-reported – being a little dodgy, that is beside the point. Take away assault-style weapons, and you will reduce the carnage. How many of the mass shootings employed the AR-15? Oh yeah, a lot. Nobody has floated a bill to take away every gun.
“Under federal law, private-party sellers are not required to perform background checks on buyers, whether at a gun show or other venue. They also are not required to record the sale, or ask for identification. This requirement is in contrast to sales by gun stores and other Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders who are required to record all sales and perform background checks on almost all buyers, regardless of whether the venue is their business location or a gun show within their state. Access to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is limited to FFL holders and FFLs are not issued to persons that only sell firearms at gun shows.[n 1]”
Why hello, comrade. I see not all the operatives have been indicted yet.
Well said, and by your criteria, the current occupant of the White House should have been disqualified from the get-go.
The AfD gives me the willies.