Just woke up turn TV on to hear yet another nut case with a gun.
Wing Commander is correct.
The gun debate is a bottomless hole to dive into. The truck in Nice France killed 87 people, the bottom line is people who are mentally deranged, whether its white hate, radical Islam, or just pure nuttery, are going to find a way to kill people. All the gun bans in the world they can still get them, if they can't get them, they will steal a truck. Its not a gun issue and more than all the use of cars and trucks in Europe is an automobile issue. Madmen find a way, the end.
Freemind, dont forget we also need to ban pressure cookers. Boston marathon and all
I support the right to bear arms, but the reality is that are many ways to buy a gun in the US without a background check, including gun shows, private sales, etc.
We need more gun control, and we need to close all of the loopholes that exist, but unfortunately every time a sane president tries to address this problem, the army of brainless idiots that live in our country, generally the same that elected trump, go on paranoia mode, claiming the government is coming to take their guns away.
So before we address the gun issue, maybe we can start by creating an offshore idiot colony, a place where we can ship all of the idiot americans to, and just leave the sane and reasonable ones here.
sir82 - There's plenty of manufacturers overseas who make millions of these weapons.
Supply & demand. The scarcer they become, the more supply dwindles rises, the higher the price goes, and the more lucrative it is for smugglers & illegal dealers.
I honestly have no idea how to fix it. Neither does anyway else. That's why this keeps happening.
Wouldn't your scenario make it more difficult still to obtain these weapons? I'm not saying that they would ever be eradicated, but they would be harder to come by, more costly, and therefore a barrier for at least most people to locate and be able to purchase.
I'm legitimately asking these things. I don't claim to know a ton about guns, but I like to apply the same critical thinking to things like this that I did the cult. I find it interesting.
This is just another sign that we are living in the final, final, really final part of the last days.
So before we address the gun issue, maybe we can start by creating an offshore idiot colony, a place where we can ship all of the idiot americans to, and just leave the sane and reasonable ones here. ~ RedVip
And just who get to choose those that get sent to the "idiot colony"? What if everyone else thinks YOU should go there? [Yeah, see there.....more than likely YOU aren't the one who gets to choose.]
Good comments from everyone. That does not mean I agree with all of them but for my education in this matter it really helps me to understand all views on this matter. I did hear on the news Nevada has the most lax laws on gun owner ship in the U.S.. Also before the U.S. Congress there is a bill they will consider to make it legal to own gun silencer. The NRA said the noise from a hunters gun hurts there ears. Weather true or not I can't believe such a law is even being considered. Still Totally ADD
The .22 caliber has been used by men to take more human lives than any "high-powered" ammunition. Also, whatever ammunition used by this old man in Las Vegas was assuredly not "high-powered".
The term "assault rifle" was coined by the media, not by the firearms industry.
Pol Pot Murdered over 2,000,000 people by the age of 55 in the name of Communism. No one bats an eye or calls for the outlawing of Communism because we've never tried "Democratic Socialism". I'm pretty sure he started by disarming the good citizens of Cambodia. They all do that. Stalin. Mao Zedong. Pot. Castro.
The number one tool used for mass murder in the history of the world - fire. Why do civilians need access to fire?
If someone is intent on committing Murder, the only thing stopping them is killing that person first. There is no such thing as "safe".
Guns don't kill people, rappers do...
Just heard the count those who died is 58. 515 was injured in this shooting. Listen to his brother who was just interviewed. He was totally baffled on why his brother did this. You could tell he was as shocked as everyone else is. Police feel this was a one wolf operation who did this. That could change as time goes on. Still Totally ADD