Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it,
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but chains and whips excite me….............….
DANG, THERE I GO DIGRESSING AGAIN! (Sorry Rihanna)
Last edited by Wild Eyed Southern Boy; 02-01-2013 at 04:24 PM.
Post for post it is my observation that the weirdest, most far fetched and bizarre topics here come from the far right posters. Not the conservative or rightwing posters, although they occasionally have their moments too, but the far right posters. I'll leave it to you to decide who they are. Is that who you mean to group yourself with ?
Now, run along and put on your cheerleader skirt, the team needs you. You might even gain a seat on the right hand of the quarterback.
"One failed attempt at a shoe bomb, and now we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one (mass) shootings since Columbine, and no change in our regulation of guns." After seven people died because of Tylenol tampering in the early 80s, sealed products very quickly became standard. Changing our regulations to meet the threats of today does not have to be a slow, arduous task. We only need enough of the public to demand changes, and elected lawmakers who will stand strong in the face of well-funded, firmly entrenched opposition.
"Regulating" guns will not stop mass shootings so following that line of attack is a waste of time. Mass shootings have been carried out with handguns and shotguns just as easily as with semi-auto rifles. We need to improve mental health services, create a uniform background check system and lock up first time gun offenders for lengthy periods of time. These can work. Gun bans will fail.
I just wish people would at least be more honest and admit that they really want to confiscate guns and acknowledge that criminals will not be deterred by or follow any gun control laws in the first place.
The "logic" employed seems to be that taking guns away from lawful citizens who have already been checked will prevent criminals from having possible access to them when they obtain them either by stealing them or by some other illegal means.
It seems like common sense should dictate that those set on committing horrible mass killings put a lot of planning into ways to circumvent the laws and safeguards that are already in place.
octoburn I really believe those talk about new laws really want total gun confiscation. If anyone supports the 2nd amendmant they are called gun nuts even if they do not own a gun.
I can imagine that those who handled the victims from Sandy Hook were moved to tears such as the police, doctors, nurses, and family members.
The NRA did not kill those children nor did law abiding gun owners. If you suspect a family member of having a mental illness it is NOT easy to get that person help.
My children are my legacy.
...and I wish people would admit that the "gun control" issue is all about pandering to the Dem base (fears) and nothing (rational) to do with guns.
You can hear it in the rhetoric. Rallying cries of "we've got to do SOMETHING!"...
...and in typical group-think, the wrong thing is chosen.
Don't for a moment think that this phenomenon is limited to the Dems.
Do you think we would have had the same body count at Sandy Hook, VaTech, Aurora and Columbine.....if the perps had been restricted to owning being able to use a gun with a single shot, that had to be re-loaded after each shot?
I think we all know the answer.
Is that practical? No. But the point being - The ready availability of guns that are capable of firing a large number of rounds in a few seconds, will make such mass carnage, easy and a recurring event.
As to your suggestions above - would any of those suggestions have caught/stopped the perps at Columbine, Aurora, VaTech and Sandy Hook? There are simply too many guns that are easily accessible to everyone - good guys, bad guys, sane and insane peoples, underage kids....etc.
So what? Even the most ardent anti-gun proponents know there is zero chance of repealing the 2nd. As with everything in life where negotiations are involved, you start high, and settle for something far less.
Both facilitated the murders -The NRA did not kill those children nor did law abiding gun owners. If you suspect a family member of having a mental illness it is NOT easy to get that person help.
The NRA by fostering a culture of guns; and legal, law abiding gun owners, like this mother in Sandy Hook, who was an irresponsible gun owner....who made these guns accessible to those that did pull the trigger. Under the law, she most likely would have been charged with negligence. At the very least, had she survived, would have been the most hated person in that part of NE.
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