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Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:42 PM

Maybe confiscation of all guns is the answer

God forbid, I've been reading the National Review, but the idea hit home the minute I read it. Abolish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate all 300 million guns in the U.S. Obama vaguely covered that recently in reference to Australia's approach to gun control and of course this conservative publication picked it up and ran with it. We also heard the same old crap from the gun nuts; neither the gun show loophole nor background checks would have prevented the mass shootings or daily gun violence.

If none of the proposed changes that Pres. Obama plans in his Executive order on gun control will help, and the fact that apparently putting more guns on the street, the stupid idea of Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Assn., has only caused more gun violence, there is only one choice left. Abolish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate all 300 million guns in the U.S.

Yes, we've talked about improving mental health programs and corresponding databases but it hasn't happened and with all-states cooperation necessary to accomplish this, it isn't likely to happen. Just take Arizona, Florida and Texas as an example of those on the radical end of gun rights. We've no choice but to abolish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate all 300 million guns in the U.S. It will be expensive but isn't it worth 30,000 gun deaths a year, and the end to these mass killings? I think so.

Once we have everything under control, start a program of controlled distribution of firearms, with registration required of every gun that goes out. And, I'm not saying that everyone who had a weapon, especially handguns, will get one back. In the new scenario, assault weapons would be banned, concealed carry only for those with special needs, and there would be universal background checks, the gun show loophole would be closed, ban straw purchases and the CDC would reinstate CDC collection and analysis of U.S. gun violence.

Now, I've said it and I'm glad.

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:44 PM

1. Talk about sparking a revolution, in a bad way.

Patience, eventually guns will become less valued, but it will take decades.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 11:58 AM

6. Precisely

 

Any concerted attempt to confiscate civilian firearms at this point in time would lead to a bloody dissolution of the Union that would make the toll from gun crime and suicide look trivial. It's a horrible idea. The only way guns will be removed is when this society doesn't contain many people who want them. That's a long way away (and I am under no illusion that the nation as currently constituted will exist by that time).

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:49 PM

2. Absolutely

But it is not practical to do it all at once.

The goal should be zero firearms, but some of it will have to be done through attrition.

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:51 PM

3. It is my opinion that guns, like religion

Will die out as people become more educated and our society shifts, provided we never stop working to help ensure their death.

Confiscation will lead only to violence. These people are terrified, clinging to their weapons as the only way of survival, ignoring the lethal consequences. They will not let you take them without doing everything possible to prevent it.

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 04:18 PM

4. I was in total agreement until that fourth paragraph.

Once we get rid of all of the guns, we should not reintroduce them. That's nothing more than telling a recovering alcoholic to jump off the wagon and have a few more drinks. It will only lead to more violence and death.

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Response to Nasty Jack (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 04:59 PM

5. Yeah, it is the only--even if only partial--solution but it cannot be done.

sad but true

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