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Gun control in other countries

http://www.newsweek.com/gun-control-what-we-can-learn-other-advanced-countries-379105

Germany: To buy a gun, anyone under the age of 25 has to pass a psychiatric evaluation (presumably 21-year-old Dylann Roof would have failed).

Finland: Handgun license applicants are only allowed to purchase firearms if they can prove they are active members of regulated shooting clubs. Before they can get a gun, applicants must pass an aptitude test, submit to a police interview, and show they have a proper gun storage unit.

Italy: To secure a gun permit, one must establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm and pass a background check considering both criminal and mental health records (again, presumably Dylann Roof would have failed).

France: Firearms applicants must have no criminal record and pass a background check that considers the reason for the gun purchase and evaluates the criminal, mental, and health records of the applicant. (Dylann Roof would presumably have failed in this process).

United Kingdom and Japan: Handguns are illegal for private citizens.

How could we have kept the shooter from buying those guns?

If the gun dealer could have seen that he had been hauled in by the FBI we could have saved 50 lives. We need to do that.

This Trump speech was just a complete non-sequitur.

Nothing about gun control.

The shooter was not an immigrant but all Trump talked about was immigration.

Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer can leave journalism now. They are completely useless.

Trump: Orlando shooter was only here because of our immigration system.

So its Reagan's fault.

Drudge - Omar Mateen went to SAUDI ARABIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Duh!!!!!! Muslims make pilgrimages to Mecca. Can this get any stoopider????

I don't believe Chris Christie is getting Trump's McDonald's orders.

Trump isn't that stupid. There would be like one fry left.

LORD STANLEY LORD STANLEY BRING ME MY BRANDY

This is what you fill out when you buy a gun

https://www.atf.gov/file/61446/download

On 4/17/2013 the Senate killed gun control again

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/us/politics/senate-obama-gun-control.html

WASHINGTON — A wrenching national search for solutions to the violence that left 20 children dead in Newtown, Conn., all but ended Wednesday after the Senate defeated several measures to expand gun control.

In rapid succession, a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for gun buyers, a ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity gun magazines all failed to get the 60 votes needed under an agreement between both parties. Senators also turned back Republican proposals to expand permission to carry concealed weapons and to focus law enforcement efforts on prosecuting gun crimes.

Text of Hillary's statement on Orlando

“I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando, their families and the first responders who did everything they could to save lives.

“This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hard at work, and we will learn more in the hours and days ahead. For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad. That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values.

“This was also an act of hate. The gunman attacked an L.G.B.T. nightclub during Pride Month. To the L.G.B.T. community: Please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them. We will keep fighting for your right to live freely, openly and without fear. Hate has absolutely no place in America.

“Finally, we need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets.

“This is a time to stand together and resolve to do everything we can to defend our communities and country.”
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