“Evil is evil and will use the weaponry that is available.” Senator Cruz. Exactly! So, stop making guns readily available! All these mass shootings have been done with AR 15s and similar weapons that have NO business in civilian hands. They used to be banned, but thank GOP for letting that ban lapse. Ever since, the mass shootings have been increasing the body count.
People use Drunk Driving is illegal but it doesn’t stop drunk driving. Red Herring/strawman argument. Drunk driving laws & penalties have reduced the number of drunk drivers/drunk driver fatalities. Just because it doesn’t stop 100% of them doesn’t mean those laws/penalties should be gotten rid of. Schooling, testing licensing, registration and insurance. If you have to have this for vehicles, which weren’t specifically designed for killing things, then the same criteria needs to be applied for guns, which were specifically designed to kill things/people. Universal background checks. Closing the gun shows/private sale loopholes on background checks.
A lot of people are trying to claim it’s a mental health issue. Not always. Sometimes it’s an anger issue. Texas shooter was angry at his ex mother in law. Orlando shooter was angry about his own sexuality. One of the college shooters was angry that women kept saying no to him. Another was angry that his professor was failing him. Even it it was mental health, OTHER countries have mental health issues too, but they don’t have mass murders with AR 15s or similar weapons. Why? Gun Control laws!
Even if it was mental health, then contact you Republican rep, as they are the ones that orchestrated removing the ban on people with mental illness history from buying guns.
“A well regulated militia”.. that is the part that is ignored from the 2nd amendment, compliments of NRA propaganda. (go read up what Chief Justice Warren Burger said regarding the scam the NRA did regarding this) You want to be part of a militia? Head to a recruiters’ office.
Australia used to have the same “Guns are part of our lives!” attitude. And the same weak gun laws that varied from state to state. ONE mass shooting, Port Arthur, in 1996 is all it took to change gun laws nationally. It wasn’t easy, but it was done. And yes, the same complaints about “our rights!”… screw that, what about the rights of the people being slaughtered? “The right to LIFE, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”
And before someone lays “You’re just a gun hating libtard!” or othersuch…I enlisted and was in the Army. My DD214 says Honorable Discharge. I see no need to tote an AR 15 or ANY weapon into a McDonalds