Shame on Congress and U.S. Gun Laws

Like most Americans not in love with guns, the recent declaration by Harry Reid, the leading Democrat in Congress, was despicable.

Since 1980, over one million have been murdered with hand guns, not the AR-15. The NRA president would have a different position if one of his loved ones was murdered. The many democrats that will not support the ban on the AR-15 and other elements, would support it if they had lost a loved one due to a gun or if they were willing to defy what gun supporters got him elected. The same is true with republicans, if only some had lost loved ones via the gun, then the new gun legislation would have passed. Instead, we have a democratic party that seldom ever stands their ground about many issues when it hits the fan. The demos need to take a few lessons from the republicans. they know how to stand their ground and build support for their agenda. They don't back down.

The proposed gun laws are to safeguard everyone from murder. Having a gun will not always save you. You might take the assailant down but you might fall also. The NRA members would think otherwise if they had lost a loved one by a gun. Arming oneself does make you invincible or out of harms way. It might put you in it.

Because of the wimpy democrats that supported the republican cause to stop the gun law, even getting heftier background checks seems to be dead. How pathetic is this? Is congress saying to the all of the parents of New Town and other mass murder scenes, "Sorry, the deaths of your loved ones are simply not important enough for new laws"?

Seems to be. What more could be so sickening?

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Alberic O 3 years ago from Any Clime, Any Place

To me, the economy is more important than gun control.

Background checks are supported on both sides and makes more sense than the Assault Weapons Ban. Have you read the law of the Assault Weapons Ban? It makes no sense and are written by people with absolutely no knowledge on firearms or violence.


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wsupaul88 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

"if only some had lost loved ones via the gun, then the new gun legislation would have passed" - just what we need.. more violence. The issue here is the poor value put on family in this country. People that set out to hurt others will find a way.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

I am afraid gun control, whatever form is hopeless. Mothers who believe they must protect their small children, while they are home. I ask people where ever I go, if they support any sort of ban, the answer is always, NO. How did we get to this point?


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perrya 3 years ago Author

Well, the question is wrong, yes, most will say No if you ask abpout banning guns, but not if you ask about gun control, more background checks and banning only semi-automatics.


Mike 3 years ago

@perrya

"Well, the question is wrong, yes, most will say No if you ask abpout banning guns, but not if you ask about gun control, more background checks and banning only semi-automatics."

1. We have gun control. Some people want more than others.

2. Almost everyone who purchases a firearm receives a background check. Criminals can purchase firearms from one another. How are you going to stop that?

3. Banning semi-automatics will do nothing. A ban on any firearm will only impact law abiding citizens. Criminals are not going to turn in their firearms. They are already not supposed to have them.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

I maybe misrepresented my question, it was if they were for any part of the new gun laws. They were not even open to background checks, they don't want anyone to know they have them. Maybe, I ran into the wrong people, but many are preparers for dooms day, or some are waiting to revolt against the country, waiting to shoot anyone who steps on their property.

Some have even said, they would "break into my home and steal my food to feed their family."

@Mike:

1. I want more than others

2. Everyone, I do mean everyone should have to have a background check.

3. I could care less about semi-automatic weapons, I want large clips to be banned period.

Growing up, riding my bike around the neighborhood, I never thought I would be living in a country such as this. My father always had guns, he was a hunter. He never spoke of killing anyone, like many do today.


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perrya 3 years ago Author

The NRA only represents the gun manufacturers and like tobacco, it is all about money. Like tobacco, people can be in love with their guns, like cell phones, and they fear the world. Many gun owners favor what the democrats wanted to pass.


Mike 3 years ago

"The NRA only represents the gun manufacturers and like tobacco, it is all about money."

I let my NRA membership lapse for years. The recent Feistein madness caused me to renew my membership. The far left are pushing moderates further to the right.

"Like tobacco, people can be in love with their guns, like cell phones, and they fear the world."

Firearms are not an addiction. Firearms are a means of self defense.

"Many gun owners favor what the democrats wanted to pass."

And most us didn't. That's why Harry Reid pulled Feinstein's proposed ban.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

Personally, I am tired of the right blaming the left for their own stupidity. It's been 200 years since we have had a war in our country. I get that its a dog eat dog world, and getting worse all the time. I don't know how anyone can look at the photos of war torn countries, and view the children who have been shot, wounded, burned and tormented by it, and tell me those are casualties of war. It would take a cold hearted bastard, to shoot a child, or family.

Most people would like to live in a peaceful place. It is the greed of man, that has gotten us to where we are today. I am sickened by the statements made by people, regarding the killing of another human being. It's too bad, Democrats don't have the courage to put this to a vote. One step forward would be better than no steps taken, for the safety of those who are not violent.

If Harry Reid really cared about what happened to those children he would have put himself out there, no matter the outcome. In reality, he is more worried about himself and his re-election.


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perrya 3 years ago Author

Probably so.........

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