I cannot believe that when CHILDREN were lost for no reason everyone wants to talk about gun control no matter your argument...
Criminals will still obtain guns and commit crimes. Banning guns all together does nothing but make law abiding civilians unable to protect themselves, their families and their homes. Meth is illegal. I guess that why there's not a huge meth epidemic across the country..... Oh wait.
You cant unarm law abiding citizen because a few psychopaths use firearms to kill. If thats how things work cars, knifes, pillows, hammers, bats etc... should be banned since they are frequently used as well. Disarming makes things worse, most of the people in gun crimes are not using registered guns as far as I know, so what good would it do to unarm the good guys and leave the bad guys with guns? Lets look at how many times guns have saved lives as well. Blame the person not the weapon used
Gun laws prevent shootings? Please, tell me more about how criminals follow laws.
This is so horrible and my heart goes out to the victims and their families. Eleven days before Christmas too.
I consider myself a moderate on gun control. I'm all for Americans having the right to own and carry a holstered firearm, but only after passing very stringent background checks, mental health screenings, and firearm safety courses.
Basically you have to prove that you are mentally fit to earn the right to carry. Just giving a gun out to any crazy asshole out there is going to lead to crap like this. Yes, criminals can still obtain weapons illegally. I have no delusions regarding that; however, the idea is to make that more difficult for them.
I also agree with GoH; there is no legitimate need for automatic rifles. Ever. Or hollow point bullets. It's not like deer and bears are gonna start donning kevlar and waging an epic final solution on all humans. (although shit like this that happens kinda makes me wish that WERE the case) Keep that shit to single shot (semi-automatic at absolute max) and normal ammo.