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Thread #139325 Message #3195482
Posted By: John P
25-Jul-11 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
you all talk of irresponsible gun ownership that contravenes the LAW
What law keeps a previously law-abiding citizen from buying a gun? How can you guarantee that this person isn't going to come over all funny and kill someone? What law is effective against that gun being stolen by a criminal? How hard is it for ANYONE to get a gun at a legal gun show?
Advocate for real gun laws if you want to talk about laws. How about a complete psychological assessment before someone can buy one? How about no gun shows at all? How about a requirement that anyone who wants to own a gun take many hours of gun safety classes? How about a law that if anyone gains access to your gun you are responsible for what they do with it? How about putting parents in jail when their children find their gun and kill a playmate? How about a law that you can't carry a gun around in public places? If the guns are for sport, why do so many people have one in their pocket when they go to the coffee shop?
Talking about the existing laws not being enforced is just about as weak an argument as saying that baseball bats are weapons. The existing gun laws obviously don't do the job, and the NRA buys a few congresspeople whenever someone wants to pass some real laws.
What is your solution to the fact that thousands of normal citizens are being gunned down every year?