Face the Facts: How the gun control debate has been warped

Face the Facts: How the gun control debate has been warped

Here is one from 2013 from the American Sociological Association. Absolutely. I wouldn't want to take someone's guns.

Some people get overwhelmed by the power of owning a gun: they've suddenly got the power of life and death over somebody in their hands and can't wait to use it - one of the reasons young Americans kill each other indiscriminately, they've got the power to do it and will likely shoot first without thinking about the consequences of their actions.

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, founded a rifle company that sells semi-automatic rifles. Supreme Court decisions can be reversed.

There is also the sheer number of guns owned by civilians in the United States.

Bret Stephens-the notorious climate change denier on the New York Times editorial page-wrote an op-ed that sent conservative Twitter into a fury today, titled "Repeal the Second Amendment".

Next, Stephens argues "more guns means less safety".

Nevertheless, gun abolitionists reference Australia as evidence that gun prohibition does work. At what point do lawmakers (Burgess, Cruz, Cornyn) who vote against any type of gun regulation have blood on their hands?

It is reported that Trump administration is considering a proposal to shift oversight of the sale of American manufactured small arms from the state department review process to the commerce department and in the process loosening the inter agency guidelines, so as to give a boost to America's share in the global weapon market.

So those of us concerned with America's gun violence shouldn't get too excited thinking something big is finally happening or that the NRA has finally been shocked into doing something responsible.

Buying a gun is easy. The latter would be asking for hundreds of Ruby Ridges. Let's open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop it. But no new gun controls from Congress even though two of its own, Gabrielle Giffords and Steve Scalise, were shot in mass shootings and almost died.

Since then, however, no airliners have been flown into buildings. It is said that around 30,000 gun deaths take place in USA every year. Many, many, more than 3,000. For now, however, members of Congress will remain caught in the political crossfire of mad gunmen and pro-gun lobbyists.

Sen. Chris Murphy - a Democrat from CT who emerged after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School as a leading advocate of tighter gun laws - said Sunday that he would support a "clean bill" focused exclusively on banning the devices. Among the 23 guns he hauled into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino were at least a dozen that he had apparently modified into rapid-fire weapons of mass murder. There are lots of folks in Congress on the lack-of-intelligence side of the great divide. They should want to change it fundamentally and permanently.

There are, however, reasonable restrictions on firearms that can decrease that possibility and mitigate gun violence in general. Instead you see examples of why, in a well-armed country, legal barriers to gun ownership don't necessarily prevent lunatics and fanatics from getting them: Some of the killers passed background checks with flying colors, some passed them because of human and bureaucratic errors, and others simply used someone else to acquire their weaponry, circumventing legal and regulatory obstacles entirely. Twelve of the weapons found in Paddock's hotel room were fitted with bump stocks, which allowed him to fire on the crowd of 22,000 at a much faster rate.

" Limit clip size to 10 rounds or less, and monitor and regulate ammunition sales like it were Sudafed". Quite the opposite, they're some of the most solid citizens in my state.

Firearms ownership should be limited to the security services who need them to maintain law and order: when you have a third of the population running around with firearms it complicates things; everybody becomes a potential target as everybody is a potential murderer. They might demand an end to gerrymandering, to the Electoral College, and to unrestricted political campaign funding. More than 250 members, wearing their trademark red T-shirts, flooded the Texas Capitol in Austin in January, asking lawmakers face-to-face to oppose legislation that would allow any lawful gun owner to carry a loaded weapon anywhere.

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