The Antis sure have a way of demanding things that don’t work as solutions to problems we don’t have. I found this “enlightened” article via the antis.
After all, the solution here is not rocket science.
Oh what are they?
We need meaningful background checks on all gun purchases — no loopholes. A mentally unstable man should not have legal access to a gun, period.
Well they mention Jared Loughner, who didn’t have any criminal records (because of lenient police action) who did indeed submit to a background check when buying his gun. Of course most criminal gun users are violent felons who steal or buy stolen guns. Places like here in Massachusetts where there are background checks on all guns (via a State-issued Gun Permit and state oversight) the criminals simply ignore that law too. Funny how that works.
We need to ban fully automatic weapons from private use. The hunter who needs a gun that fires hundreds of rounds a minute isn’t much of a hunter.
Something tells me that this idiot wouldn’t know what I was talking about if I asked him to explain the NFA or the Hughes Amendment. Also I love that these people are still talking about gun ownership as if it has ANYTHING to do with hunting.
We need to encourage gun safety classes so that poorly secured firearms stop ending up in the hands of little children.
Well first up children accidentally shooting themselves, and its not like this small number is non-existent in states that mandate such classes or storage laws, have any lower rate of accidents. Just look here in Massachusetts.
At the very least, we need to have a serious national dialogue about these and other possible solutions.
But we won’t. Too many on the political left still seem to harbor a fantasy of getting rid of all guns and refuse to distinguish between responsible gun owners and those criminals or deranged people who have no business with firearms. Too many on the political right still harbor the paranoid delusion that any talk of gun control is code for confiscation by jackbooted thugs riding black helicopters.
I kinda like how somebody who has NO grasp on the issue is now telling us how to better view the issue. This is why there is no dialogue. People who support gun control are either ignorant, or sinister, and they are WRONG.
What else do we have to talk about?
A lawyer for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will testify Monday at an 11 a.m. hearing before the D.C. Council on the success of Washington, D.C.’s gun laws in reducing violent crime in the nation’s capital.
They actually said that. Oh they also said this:
As the nation’s largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, works to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies.
Non-Partisan? Maybe in the 90s but are there any non-Lefties in the Brady Campaign anymore? I always assumed that’s why they fired Paul Helmke. He was a Republican, and they were losing ground, so they didn’t need his nominal “R” anymore.