Sandy Hook, the Batman Shootings, Colombine, Virginia tech, these are but a few incidents that MAY (I repeat MAY) have been avoided if gun laws were stricter - not abolished completely.
Isn't it time you sit up from your coach and realise that maybe, just maybe gun laws need to be tightened?
If you have nothing to worry about, i. e no pyschological or criminal past, then why would it affect you?
These laws would be in place to stop psychopathic shooters from going on the loose.
- I believe every person who owns a gun now or wants to own should pass THOROUGH psycholoical testing/screening to deduce whether they are mentally sane enough to handle/carry a gun.
- Just like vehicules, guns of different callibers or forms (?) should be subject to different licensing types. A.45 handgun should differ from that of a Winchester repeater.
- A person owning above 2 firearms should pay added tax. The money from the taxes should go to teaching people how to lawfully use guns.
Thoughts? Other ideas?
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Great points, and I completely agree with you! However, a lot of these people obtain a firearm from someone who didn't intend to use it to go on a killing spree. Usually people have licenses for hunting or can keep a firearm for protection and if in their possession it should be okay. It's not. Break ins, and having no accessibility to get to their gun can be trouble. Family members who know where the gun is and how to get to the key to unlock it from safety are especially the problem. The person owning the gun can go through psychological testing and pass but what about their nutjob kid who the family therapist has a field day with?
I especially like the idea of higher taxes. If gun-lovers want to keep that freedom of the 2nd Amendment then they should be willing to pay extra for it too.
Nothing else seems to be working the more they try and resolve the issue with more violence to counter violence. If they did more research on nations like Brazil to see how bad bad can get then keep it up. Worst crime in the world for guns is in Brazil and the US is headed in the same direction.1
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