With the recent mass shooting in Oregon, it makes me think that there needs to be better gun control laws. "But criminals are still going to break laws and get guns, so you're really just controlling law-abiding citizens" ... maybe, but how many of these mass shootings were done by previous criminals? It should be harder to get guns, not impossible, but harder, in this country. America is the only country that continuously has these issues, it needs to stop.
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I agree with you, but the argument is more of "They are still going to find a way to get guns, and now you are preventing 'good' people from owning guns"
I personally think it's absurd, it shouldn't be easier to get a gun than a drivers license.
Yeah but that hasn't really proven to be the case in the places I've just mentioned. I also wonder how many people actually have their gun handy when someone pulls a gun on them and manage to save themselves. Is that # higher than people who die?
The special task force that are the only police allowed to have guns in UK works. &are only called out for such as hostage situations etc. It works with strict licence restrictions & only one or two types being "club" legal. still 1or2 RARE
I agree that a class is a reasonable minimum requirement for gun ownership. This is more of a mental health issue. The idea of taking away guns is simpler to grasp than treating mental health problems.
I'm not suggesting removing guns from households, but why is it easier to get a gun than a drivers license? That shouldn't be.
If I'm correct and more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens make it safer then why would you want to make it more difficult for them to get guns?
You said it yourself, "The perpetrators in the majority of these mass shooting have been mentally impaired individuals." Why isn't there some sort of mental evaluation before you can purchase a gun?
Gun laws vary from state to state and even town to town within the states. Massachusetts requires a class and a background check. Then it's up to the Chief of Police for the final say. Some CoPs reject everyone. Others respect citizen's rights more.
I think you could have a data base of mentally ill people that would be included in a background check and still not impair the vast majority of law abiding citizens access to firearms.
I don't disagree about the database, but a large number of privacy advocates do. Part of such a database should be the ability to view your own records and contest any inaccuracies. Like many gun owners, I'm in favor of background checks.
No doubt you're right.
it's not as easy as most people believe to buy a gun you got to fill out what is called a 4473 form thats the FBI back round check
...lol... i don't even know how to respond to this.
no mass shooting has been prevented by a "good guy" with a gun... Why not make it a little harder to get a gun? In most shootings the guns are obtained legally...
How dumb is that. I guess you think it is better to be killed by a legal gun. Why don't "good guys" with guns stop mass killings????
Use a little logic. "Good Guys" obey the law. They don't carry guns into a "GUN FREE ZONE" AKA slaughter houses.
Of course, many shootings never happen in the first place because the perpetrators usually choose not to target places they suspect have armed people.
the good guy the prevented a major mass shooting was a woman in Colorado at the Colorado Mall on the open of the dark knight new batman movie she shot him with a .357 Mag
have you seen the stats on the number of mass shootings that actually take place in a gun free zone? it's something like 17%, look it up...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/7/ken... here is what the washington times had to say about gun free zones
what your saying doesn't make any sense. you dont need an assault weapon to shoot one of these maniacs in the back of the head. most legislation isn't even about the kind of weapon most folks are carrying, you can still shoot hero.