I feel it bears repeating for those of you who think that people who want to get guns and shoot people so badly don’t care about laws and will do anything, even illegal things, to accomplish their wicked ways. MOST GUNS USED IN THESE AWFUL EVENTS WERE PURCHASED LEGALLY. They didn’t even have to be subversive, sneaky or even criminal.
FTR, I realize that our right to a well-regulated militia and to bear arms means people should be allowed to protect themselves and to hunt and what not. I don’t think that those rights mean that ANYONE who can fill out a form and wait a few days should have access to machine guns whose only purpose is kill many people in a short amount of time.
Maybe if people who are unstable or in crisis had a few more roadblocks in their way when tragedy or the tipping point strikes, there could be fewer casualties or, God-willing, none at all.
I think our country needs better gun control. I think there should be no assault weapons for sale. I think there should be a limit on how many bullets in a magazine. I even think there should be an age limit and a limit on the number of guns one person can have registered.
For those of you who think I’m an “Idiot” or a “Dumbass” for feeling this way, I don’t know what to tell you. I hope we can still be friends and that you can respond to this in a civil way.
For those of you who think that our country doesn’t have a gun control problem but rather an “access to mental health care” problem, I agree with you half way. I think we have both. I also think this country has the ability and the responsibility to rectify both.