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Response to gejohnston (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 03:09 PM

46. Very interesting analysis

 

Awesome post, very informative and shed some more light on the Australian comparison.
Thank you.

Although there may not be strong data from Australia, what about the UK? Germany?
Complete bans with very low death to population ratios.
Different cultures for sure, but what can we take away for the USA? Anything?

Very good points on resolving other issues to drop the murder rate.
All so very true.
extreme wealth inequality
poor and crumbling infrastructure. Flint isn't alone nor the first with undrinkable water, it just made the news.
violent drug gangs
political corruption


So if we cannot reduce the firearm death rate due to 80% out of our control.
What can we do with the remaining 20% we do control?

I'm a supporter of mandatory training centers across the nation.
Mental health evaluation - only cases related to severe illness (dementia,etc)
Some states have already begun:
http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/possession-of-a-firearm-by-the-mentally-ill.aspx


NRA:
I would love to see a program like " NRA increasing neighborhood safety by giving free gun training"
Can they at least acknowledge there is a small problem in the USA with gun violence?
Instead of (forgive me) "its the crazy who pulled the trigger, not the gun" philosophy?
Its called corporate social responsibility.
The gun industry makes millions of dollars off of gun owners, can't they give some back to improve our daily lives?


Guns and Cars are not the same:
Guns are way more dangerous since their design objective is to kill a living thing.

In the end, I can definitely agree with you that it is a political power play and about money in their pockets.
I would prefer to discuss viable solutions and the third book you posted looks to be a great read on how to make subtle judgments needed to craft gun-control policies that will do more good than harm

So what about our safety? How can we filter the bad ones out of the good process.
And then, how do we get the guns out of the urban areas? Buy back program?

Sounds like enforcement is a good place to start as well as the general income inequality seen across the USA.
Hmmm...the solution to this gun violence problem could be to tax the hell out of the rich and turn it over to Education and Infrastructure funding.
You have definitely made me think alot more about who the gun control laws would affect, but I still believe we can subtly change our current laws to make it safer for all, without infringing on the 2nd amendment.

Good stuff!



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