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Response to gejohnston (Reply #60)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:34 PM

62. Hmmm...it is reducing deaths, but it is quickly becoming a culture war

 

Very interesting summation and I will definitely think about the implications.

I can now see, that it is more about current culture and general society thinking that is framing the gun control discussion.
There are alot of misperceptions on the anti-gun side due to the media hype. ( me included, until I allowed myself to be educated)
Yet on the pro-gun side, there are very stubborn people with good facts, that are tired of defending the same ol bs.
This is a tough issue with deep roots but I prefer challenges anyway.
There is a solution here.


80% / 20%

I hope we are agreeing here.
Alot needs to be done on the social scale, economic scale, education and infrastructure to reduce violent crimes and firearm deaths.
I recommend a little polishing to the current gun control laws to specifically reduce deaths related to accidents, homicides and suicides. Maybe we can improve what we have and continue to reduce the deaths.

Background filters for specific guns?
I was just making a proposal.
Sounds like this one is not a good idea.
It was interesting to read up on the FDR law that taxed the guns.
A little Orwellian back in 1934. Control the guns by increasing the taxes to an absurd rate.
And it set a SC precedent, no wonder everyone is not happy about any discussion about a new law.

NRA events:
Very good to hear they support events.
Guess I have not seen any information in my area, but I do live in GA where there are plenty of guns to go around.


More good information on the lack of indictments for federal gun crimes.
So the DOJ will prosecute more whistle blowers than Bush, but allows more gun criminals to walk away with a slap on the wrist. Whoa.
Something doesn't seem right there.
I am all for punishing people who do not follow our gun laws.
You have sparked another internet session for me to track down why they don't do their jobs.

I understand and agree that new gun control laws will not stop criminals from obtaining guns.
This will happen no matter what we do.
But we can prosecute the hell out of them, if they do get caught.

Thanks for posting, you have taught me alot on the pro-gun side and have changed some of my views regarding this subject.


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