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Response to gejohnston (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:52 AM

17. The "Do Nothing" approach isn't working to reduce firearm deaths

 

I can appreciate your view gejohnston, but doing nothing = more deaths.
Fixing the infrastructure and income inequality are definitely on my list on things to do as well.
But we cannot wait for other issues to be resolved, before addressing avoidable deaths.

Mental Health Evaluation is already being used in many states, although enforcement could be improved.
http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/possession-of-a-firearm-by-the-mentally-ill.aspx
A federal law would bring all states under one umbrella.
The state of mental health of the gun owner, can definitely be argued at different levels.
At what level is it unsafe? Who decides what level?
Privacy of mental health records?
These are just a few points to work through, but it needs to happen if we are prevent another firearm death.

Gun Control Loopholes -
UC Davis report exposes loopholes in gun-control laws
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/20090923_gun_study/index.html

Gun show loophole (This topic even has its own WikiPage!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_show_loophole

Where implementing gun control laws work......Australia
http://loc.gov/law/help/firearms-control/australia.php


NRA does an excellent job getting the word out ........ "dem dam liberals are gunna take yur gun" if we let them pass one law!
Talk about some good koolaid.

They have almost every GOP rep under their wing. McConnell did take over $900k in campaign contributions from the NRA for his re-election. I am confident he will not allow one gun control bill to hit the Senate floor.......

NRA = No conscience
How can any industry shrug their shoulders, when their product is part of a death.
Car manufacturers are improving their products.....what has the NRA done?


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