Amazing how a few Million $$ will buy your very own member of Congre$$. And the DOMESTIC TERRORISTS at the National Rifle Association own quite a few of them! These people make me want to vomit.
It’s past time for evidence-based gun law reform, beginning (but not stopping) with funding studies of gun laws and crime. Set 21 as the minimum age to purchase or own most firearms, with specific exceptions (like .22 rimfire). Fund NICS so all firearm transfers are quickly reviewed, require NICS approval for every firearm transfer, and require that citizens are only placed on the NICS disapproved list through due process. If you want compliance, make it easy and fair.
Because I am a gun owner, and actually enjoy it as a hobby, I would like to see firearm safety taught in school, and even basic marksmanship, but that’s an argument for another day.
Please – never demand “common sense gun laws” without defining them. Some versions of this are ignorant (what is “the gun-show loophole”?) and some are just impossible or (deliberately) prohibitive.
Did Russia infiltrate the NRA? Did the NRA launder Russian money for Trump? If the answer to these questions is yes, then the problem of guns in America—and why we can’t seem to discuss it, address it or solve it–starts to make more sense.
If they want this to come down to their cold, dead hand, well…it just might.
The other side includes such hits as “Muslim Terrorists” “Religious ban” and “Tax cuts for the Rich” (that old GOP hit!)
That dog is Nipper not Snipper
Doggedly repeating themselves.
To them, denial is just some river in Egypt.
Bob, many “common sense” legislation have been overridden, voted down, or not even allowed to come to the floor.
Forbidding people on the do-not-fly list from owning guns. Banning bump stocks. Banning 30-round magazines. Banning sound suppressors. Trying to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable or domestic abusers. Marking gunpowder to forensically track the origin of guns used in a crime. Raising red flags by the purchase of large numbers of weapons, powder, and ammunition.
There are other things that have been proposed – and quickly silenced.
Why is that, Bob?
Why is it that it is forbidden, by law, to even compile statistics or perform research on gun violence?
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018