- Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:52 pm
A legit response. Nice Sean.
I’m not sure what you mean by “our own”. Family? Country? Race? Why can’t we find solutions for all of the above.
I understand that mass shootings are a small part of gun violence. However, they are unique to ‘Merica and are scary as shit because of the random nature.
I’ve been to the Gilroy Garlic Festival a couple times. I nearly bought a house in that area before moving north. I usually went late Sunday to avoid the masses and get stuff on sale. Had I decided to settle down there it realistic I would have been there at the time with my family. There is another drakian who lives close by and is a good cook who might have been there too. Suicide is dark and personal. Murderis typically between parties that have some connection. Mass shootings can happen to any of us in the US at any time apparently.
There is a gray area between arming ourselves to the teeth and big brother storming your house to remove all guns.
Magazine limits. To my post above, who the fuck needs 100 round mags? Soldiers don’t even carry that shit. 15 rounds sounds reasonable to me but I’d be open to some debate on that.
Universal background checks. 90% of Americans support this. The house passed a bipartisan bill but it just sits on some asshat from Kentucky’s desk.
Minimum age for assault rifles. You have to be 21 to buy a hand gun but not an AK47? I get that there are young hobby shooters and it’s tricky to define assault rifle but let’s inject some reasoning.
Red flag laws. If your family doesn’t think you should have a gun then it’s probably a good idea for law enforcement to have a means to check it out and possibly confiscate those guns until you can show you aren’t a risk.
I understand this won’t stop anything all together. But as mass shootings increase in frequency these steps may slow the carnage. Yes, mental health is another factor that needs addressing. That should be part of the health care debate(notice how one party is quick to blame mental health while also tearing down the values of health care?). I support the right to bear arms, but in a well regulated way. However, my right to life and liberty is more fundamental.
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