The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings caused several states and cities to pass strict gun control measures. In response, state lawmakers in gun friendly states in the South and West passed bills that would strengthen Stand Your Ground laws and allow weapons in most public places. In 2014, 21 states passed laws that expanded the rights of gun owners allowing them to possess firearms in churches, bars, schools and college campuses. The federal government has not passed any gun control measures since the 1994 Brady Bill and 42 states now allow the possession of assault rifles. In the U.S. two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides and in 2010 there were 19,000 firearm suicides and 11,000 firearm homicides.
Stay out of this. Guns are only a method to kill. People are messed up. Start at home with good role models.
I firmly believe disarming American citizens makes them helpless in too many situations. For example, Thieves, Robbers, Murderers and MOST of all, a ROGUE GOVERNMENT. WITH THIS, I ALSO believe we DO need stricter background checks and, only if needed, psychological testing and Training for those first time gun owners for proper and safe handling. Taking guns away from good citizens is illegal, according to our CONSTITUTION. LEAVE IT ALONE!!!
I believe there are over 2000 gun laws already on the books. Maybe we could enforce those before passing new ones. Come on, people! Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
You know what we should totally do? Let's say you take the class, clear a background check, then go to a gun dealer. The gun dealer can check your background check again, then help you choose the right gun for you. Here's the clincher: You have guns that will only work for you. Like using your fingerprint. (This is my husband's idea and I LOVE it! They have safes that work this way, why not find a way to apply it to firearms?!). Anyways, if someone steals your gun, they cannot use it because their fingerprints are different. Then it's just a glorified paper weight.
scenario 1: If i was a criminal, i'd just get a screwdriver, open the gun and rip out all of the electronics.
scenario 2: Gma who hasnt touched her gun in years, has her home broken into, and cant use her gun, because she forgot to change out the old batteries.
I like the Judge Dredd idea, however this would make firearms way too expensive for a common citizen. Plus if the fingerprint ID were to malfunction, that half second of reaction time you get to defuse the situation could end up in your death.
It's a privilege not a right in 2016 .
No! People should be required to carry a concealed handgun with a MINIMUM of 8 rounds in public and have a 30 round semi automatic gun in their home to be able to defend themselves and their loved ones rather than putting them and theirselves in danger due to lack of defense against criminals that are going to purchase guns off the street any way!
Close the loophole, prevent domestic abusers from owning guns and reinstate the assault rifle ban. Also create a national standard for concealed carry.
The only way to get a firearm that is fully automatic (hold down trigger, bullets come out until empty, not SEMI automatic, hold down trigger, only one bullet come out until you release and let the trigger reset before firing a subsequent shot), legally, is to be a dealer with an FFL. Otherwise the easy, (ten years in jail minimum) way is to take shop class, get/make a tube, spring, striker, and sear, with a magazine well and ejection port. You can also try being in a cartel or foreign partisan group, and the US Gov will just give them to you...bad guys have all the fun stuff.
domestic abusers and other violent offenders already lose there right to have firearms all the time.
Assault rifles are already banned, an assault rifle is "a rapid-fire, magazine-fed automatic rifle designed for infantry use."
Not an AR-15, or any semi-automatics, the M-16 is an "assault rifle" and is banned.
yes. Guns should be more restricted due to many gun related crimes but it should also be open for people to defend themselves the psychological test is a great idea. But a person can be psychologicly fine but still want to harm people with a weapon we should also increase the penalties for gun related crimes
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