Time to speak up on gun laws

Time to speak up on gun laws

He made a good point in this tweet promoting the piece. It doesn't mean anybody can own any gun for any reason.

In my estimation, the gun lobby's misinterpretation if not perversion of this Constitutional right into something like a talisman enables potentially homicidal grudge-holders and would-be domestic terrorists to assemble private arsenals of military-level firearms unimaginable to our founders - into whose minds, it seems, only a chosen fright-wing few have access.

Governor Jay Inslee explained to KUOW's The Record that a loophole in the law allows a person to take a legal semi-automatic weapon (where it only fires once every time the trigger is squeezed) and adapt it to a fully automatic weapon, as happened in Las Vegas. Thirteen years after the assault weapons ban expired, Americans are six times more likely to be stabbed to death and three times more likely to be beaten to death than killed by a rifle of any kind, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics.

Stephens tries anticipates arguments against repealing the Second Amendment, and tries to address some of them by writing: "Some conservatives will insist that the Second Amendment is fundamental to the structure of American liberty".

In addition, under Moore's plan you would not be able to keep your gun at home but would be required to store it at a "licensed gun club or government-regulated gun storage facility".

I own a gun because firearms were a big interest of my best friend growing up.

No matter how many people die in a rain of bullets at the local cineplex, or country music festival, or gay nightclub, or workplace holiday party. On behalf of a president who rarely waits for facts she intoned, "A motive is yet to be determined, and it would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don't fully know all the facts or what took place last night". The NRA categorically considers any compromise to be an infringement on Second Amendment rights.

Nevada has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the U.S., allowing the open carrying of firearms and honours concealed weapon permits issued in a number of other states. Take this tweet for example. This isn't rocket science. He correctly observed, "As we have so unfortunately now learned, in the wrong hands, bump stocks can be a tool for mass murder". It would essentially call for a gun ban.

The man who holed up on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel on the Las Vegas strip and rained down death on innocent concertgoers would have passed such tougher checks with flying colors. They want to have a society where only government has guns, like they do in Russian Federation and China and North Korea.

If you can't define something, you can't regulate it.

I know that this blog has readers in the U.S. and some of you may think I'm speaking out of turn.

For example, I can not run around Manhattan topless, threatening to kill someone while holding a newspaper with a false headline claiming that President Myers has committed genocide. It's the price of freedom only in the United States, where mass killings have surged.

They are just beside themselves about guns. I couldn't even answer my most desperate question: If I had a friend who had guns in his home and a history of suicide attempts, was there anything I could do that would help?

This idea that the Founding Fathers were able to accurately judge how unsafe unabridged access to guns would be in the 21st century is ludicrous.

Efforts to label ordinary citizens as much too naive to have a conversation about one the most fundamental issues of our time emanate from those who have been endowed - perhaps through some mystical communion ceremony with NRA top gun Wayne LaPierre - with a supernatural power to predict the future.

Repealing the second amendment or banning all guns is an overly simplistic solution to a wildly complex problem. These rules need to be removed and the funding restored.

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