Point is, they could not do anything to stop the real problem, so they punished others as a way to make it seem like they were doing something. I see this to be very similar.
Someones house gets broken into and all her possessions are stolen, in addition to needing to start over, the burglar sells her gun to a drug dealer that uses the gun to kill another drug dealer. The drug dealer killers rarely get caught, but guess what lady, we were able to find out who owned the gun that was left one the scene, we can't catch the killers, but we can catch you, you are now going to be held responsible after we give ourselves a pat on the back. Then we are going to tell the victim's family that we apprehended one of the parties responsible for your relative's death.
Whether it is a car or a gun that is stolen, the injustice is the same. Guns are used for more than just attack or counter-attack. The hunters, sportsmen, and citizens in the US that own them shoot over 10 billion rounds a year, and most of those shots were not for attack or counter-attack.
Well, what I thought the consitution said doesn't matter. Just found this:
"We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine whether eighteenth-century America understood the Second Amendment to include a right to bear guns outside the home," Judge Richard Posner wrote in the court's majority opinion.. . . ."The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside. The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense," he continued.
The complete banning of firearms is probably not going to happen if they just issued this on the 11th of December. Now to the task at hand. Regulation as to what you can have and how many in what time frame and Certifications of eligibility. Discuss.
Use your (free)Obamaphone to setup a (free)Obamascan to qualify to get a smaller 2 bullet no clip palmprint reading (free)Obamagun?
I'm all in: where do we sign up?
I have not suggested arming all teachers(quite frankly I would like to replace a few),there are some that are worth the training and expense(which you could simply make tax deductible and self paid,except for the screening)
My wife and many friends teach elementary,there are many that would be willing and pass muster (a number already have passed CC.....besides which we have a bunch of military going to be looking for work.
My solution and a few mods to the building is the cheapest option ya cheapskate
I must say I was surprised Connecticut has more gun applications than Texas (per capita) ....so you might be surprised.
How are they going to do in a one way shootout?....perhaps the teacher next door is capable.
but again I neither want, nor expect all teachers to be armed...just enough to make the bastards sweat
btw....teachers armed since 07
On a serious note, if you look at the gun violence demographics in the country, you see it effects minorities, specifically blacks and hispanics, at a disproportionate rate. I believe that's why so many of our issues with gun violence get overlooked. If you notice, we only start really having this conversation after an incident where a white guy shoots up a bunch of white victims right in the heart of middle America.
It's too easy to ignore what happens in the ghetto. I think the media needs to do a better job synthesizing the data on rates of violence in the poor communities and presenting it in a way that really hammers home what a problem it is for our society.
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Here's a good article about Japan's gun control laws from July. It discusses how they were able to demilitarize their population and eliminate gun homicide. It's an example of what radical and comprehensive change has accomplished in a formerly violent and militaristic population. It's not long, if you're wondering what the most restrictive gun laws in the world look like, take a look:
It discusses the cultural differences between the US and Japan at the link.Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Fisher
I am a staunch 2nd Amendment supporter. There are common sense approaches to take here. 1) Ban high capacity magazines. Nothing over 8 rounds is necessary for self defense. Sportsmen can apply for exceptions, and leagues can control those magazines. 2) Limit round velocity. No reason for a round to travel a mile. I have hunted enough in my life to know you don't need that much power. 3) Place a "retired" police officer in all schools. I think we all know why.
There are many more common sense ideas that can be enacted without infringing on 2nd Amendment rights.