Page 1 of ANOTHER mass shooting in America
Shooter reported dead, killed over 20.
This item was edited on Monday, 6th November 2017, 08:54
Maybe the christian NRA should think of a way to stop people using automatic and semi automatic guns to kill their own........
Even if they outlawed legal guns in the States tomorrow, you can easily buy and hide illegal ones. In fact there are far more illegal guns than legal ones, held by criminals or law abiding citizens having them as well. So it is a problem that will never go away.
Other than self protection, a USA citizen can form part of a militia under the constitution to fight against foreign and domestic invasion. Domestic likely being a rouge own Government situation to create a Police state. Hence knowing that many USA citizens are packing legal and illegal weapons might be useful, to counter such a scenario.
As for the UK, we could be taken over in a minute, as all we have is golf clubs and cricket bats
USA Constitution.... A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights.
Thats a cop out and a very old chestnut, all of the illegal guns started out as legal guns, have to look at it long term, ban them now and in 5, 10, 20 years the lack of legal guns will make a dramatic impact on the illegal ones, they have to start somewhere.
It's alright. All the right people have offered their 'thoughts and prayers'...
"Thats a cop out and a very old chestnut, all of the illegal guns started out as legal guns, have to look at it long term, ban them now and in 5, 10, 20 years the lack of legal guns will make a dramatic impact on the illegal ones, they have to start somewhere."
Exactly, there isn't any momentum to start somewhere, that's the problem. :/
Not surprising, a country that would vote in Donald Trump is already not exactly thinking progressively.
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Mbilko says...Thats a cop out and a very old chestnutBanning guns there will never work, as there are many millions of them just sitting there stored away, and even old American civil war guns can still kill after all this time. So the market is over flooded with weapons, and as long as there are people willing to pay to have one, guns will be available, including importing them via black market gun making factories, in the USA or other nearby countries.
Unfortunately, it not just the guns that need banned, but also requires changing the mentality of many millions of gun totting Americans. And that will never change, no matter how many mass shootings, due to my reasons mentioned above.
I'll point out one instance in this country as an example of why a ban wouldn't work.
Back in the 60s when 3 policemen were shot with a semi auto pistol and revolver (Google Harry Roberts) the reaction of the 'do something' culture in politics was to require shotguns to be licenced. Go figure.
The result of this was that somewhere in the region of one million shotguns 'disappeared' and criminalised who knows how many people as a result. They are still turning up in the wrong hands.
Magnify that by the situation in the states and you criminalise the majority of the population overnight because make no mistake and awful lot of liberals will still hang onto their own weapons as 'well I'm not a risk to anyone' prevails.
You would need to either massively increase the size of the ATF or even create an entirely new department.
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