Woah, thought for a second I was in the Hacked and Ugly shit thread with the amount of unintelligent content posted.
Sorry about your vagina... getting awfully sandy these days I guess....
The way I see it, you are either for freedom, and individual liberty.... or you arent....
Let me clarify...
most of you know I shoot fairly often and on most subjects I have pretty "live and let live" attitude but the gun control stuff gets pretty heated pretty quick.
I agree and understand the need and desire to stop these events from happening. I think there are multiple avenues to addresses gun violence but I think there needs to be a moment where everyone starts on the same page.
So lets clarify somethings.
Very few of the mass shootings that have happened would have been caught by proposed gun control legislation. If the person has no clear record no background check is going to stop them based on intention.
We already have background checks. There is no loop hole. The loop hole that most people refer to is the ability to sell a gun privately as a citizen. If you want to close this "loop hole" you have to create a national managed registry....
While a gun registry law could get passed it historically has been unenforceable. So far every country without fail who has passed a gun registry has soon had gun confiscation. (I know i know "Bama isnt coming for your guns"). In states where gun registration has been passed less than half of the population has complied which by most definitions it is a failed law.
Your last gun control option is the "Australia" method. Ban everything buy back all the guns. There are multiple reasons this would fail but first and foremost is the cost. The cost of this buy back would be billions of dollars not counting the labor needed to execute it.
So barring bans on types of guns and magazine sizes (which is even more meaningless) this sums up what is currently being proposed. So what do we do? "I cant take away the tool for violence how do i stop violence?"
First address where most gun violence is happening. Most of it is happening in communities living in poverty and gang culture. In order to solve this i don't think you send more police. I don't think you give more money to the DEA or gang task forces. I think you give people opportunity. If the options on the table are poverty or gang income most people are going to choose the ladder. I think we as a whole need to change the table. I don't think you will ever eliminate gangs but you can put more options on the table. Could you imagine National Rifle Association and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America using that insane amount of money to change peoples options? Put that money towards teachers, towards mentor programs, toward job outreach, and i think you will see a difference.
To gun control advocates i say stop being scared of an object and actually look at what causes the action.
To gun advocates I say stop the focus on holding on to your guns but instead offer solutions.
If one party is screaming "give it to me" and the other is screaming "no" neither are solving the real problem.
Mass shootings and crazy people doing crazy things is hard to tackle but statistically they are not the source of our problem regardless how much the media likes to cover it.