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  • Guns are causing more death than is necessary

    If you look at any statistic, the number of deaths due to gun crime per capita in the USA which lacks the gun control that the UK for example has, is so massively higher. It strikes me as lacking common sense to say that gun control shouldn't be put into America. The 2nd amendment is outdated and needs to change.
    If the statistics don't persuade you, then perhaps the mass shootings in schools that occur so frequently (the UK doesn't get these may I just add) and unnecessarily, will. Other countries without guns get by with citizens "fighting the bad guys", so there's no reason to suggest the USA cannot do the same.

  • Look at the definition of gun control.

    Gun control includes any restriction put on who can purchase, sell, or use a firearm. This means that the laws preventing serial killers and rapists from legally obtaining a firearm is a form of gun control. It also serves to stop gun shops from selling to said serial killers and rapists.

  • Need NATIONAL gun control not every state 4 themselves system we have now.

    There are gun control laws but it is patchwork and subjective by which state you live in. Some are super strict and others are free wielding and none stop you from carrying a gun across a border, registration in the new state is voluntary and follow ups are non existent.

    A NATIONAL gun control law followed by ALL states would certainly curb gun violence if the following were implemented :
    - gun owners must pass a mental/criminal check verified by three different government agencies and three different authorized mental health professionals
    - gun owners must pass a proficiency test before purchase and every year after as long as they own the gun
    - gun owners with children must purchase a thumbprint lock for the gun and a separate locked case for the bullets
    - gun owners must have a bulletproof room to clean their guns in their home, that excludes minors or must clean their guns at an authorized gun shop or range
    - private owned guns must not be automatic or manufactured with a clip no larger then 6-8 bullets
    - private gun owners are prohibited from purchasing explosive or fragmenting bullets
    - privately owned handguns are prohibited from being high caliber or able to penetrate AND exit an average bodily person at a distance greater then 20 ft
    - gun number limits an owner to 2 hunting rifles and 1 handgun per person of legal age and a maximum of 100 bullets per firearm at any given time
    - gun owners must register their firearms with the state within 1hr of entering for visitation and for moving into that state with a national database
    - gun owners must report stolen or lost firearms with 12 hrs or be held criminal/civil liable for crimes committed using said firearm
    - open carry gun owners must clearly state their right with highly visible stickers on vehicle/motorcycle bumper and drivers side window, highly visible patch or button that must be worn in plain sight, and their guns must be in highly visible colors and in plain sight at all times
    - private owners are prohibited from conceal and carry rights
    - criminal suspects/felons/criminally charged/ or those with a restraining order against them citizen must turn in their guns to the state and are prohibits from owning a gun or procuring any firearm unless pardoned, found not guilty, or the order is revoked.
    - establishments that serve alcohol, schools, public parks and institutes of higher education must have lockers systems for patrons to turn in their guns before entering

  • Why Not? Let’s at least try.

    Starting from mass shootings to the more recent school shootings, it is clear that right to own firearms has a new purpose. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been a total of 11,389 incidents and over 3000 deaths so far in 2018, about 700 of those are children and teens under 18. Though the United States has not made any major steps towards gun control, many other countries have. For example, in 1996 there was a school shooting in Great Britain, resulting in the death of 16 children and a teacher. Due to this tragic event lawmakers enforced strict gun laws in the country. Flash forward to 2018, 22 years later, there hasn’t been a school shooting since the one in 1996. To summarize, 17 deaths is all it took to enforce gun control laws in Great Britain. However, in the United States, there have been 239 school shootings with 138 deaths, ever since the Sandy Hook and still no progress towards gun control. However, the tragic effects of guns aren’t only shown in school shootings, but also in massacres and every day. There is an average of 318 who get shot by guns and 96 who die every day.These numbers include mass shootings, local crimes, and suicides. These high numbers are making people of all ages rethink what it really means to have a gun so freely available to the public. Now think of a hypothetical future where children are going to school and teachers are doing their usual lesson. There is nothing wrong with this picture of a usual school day. However, let’s say that in this hypothetical future a teachers job is not only to teach the students but also to protect them. Of course, teachers care and protect their students now but many people suggest that teachers should be allowed to have guns in the classroom to use as protection. Weapons, in general, are not allowed in a school building, so why is it okay for the guns to be allowed for “protection” purposes. What if a student gets ahold of the gun? What if a teacher or any staff member decides to use the gun to harm? Do we really want to take these chances? Besides, even if teachers or staff are able to stop a shooter, chances are that they will get hurt or even die from the encounter. The point is that guns do not belong in classrooms or in the hands of the public. They are not something to take lightly or for entertainment because they are deadly and humans have shown to not be responsible with them over and over again.

  • Why Not? We have nothing to lose.

    Starting from mass shootings to the more recent school shootings, it is clear that right to own firearms has a new purpose. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been a total of 11,389 incidents and over 3000 deaths so far in 2018, about 700 of those are children and teens under 18. Though the United States has not made any major steps towards gun control, many other countries have. For example, in 1996 there was a school shooting in Great Britain, resulting in the death of 16 children and a teacher. Due to this tragic event lawmakers enforced strict gun laws in the country. Flash forward to 2018, 22 years later, there hasn’t been a school shooting since the one in 1996. To summarize, 17 deaths is all it took to enforce gun control laws in Great Britain. However, in the United States, there have been 239 school shootings with 138 deaths, ever since the Sandy Hook shooting, and still no progress towards gun control. However, the tragic effects of guns aren’t only shown in school shootings, but also in massacres and every day. There is an average of 318 who get shot by guns and 96 who die every day. These numbers include mass shootings, local crimes, and suicides.There have been more school shootings in the past few years than there have ever been. During the Parkland shooting, some parents were relieved to find their child blocks away from the highs school, others had to wait for their children's body to be identified. Now think of a hypothetical future where children are going to school and teachers are doing their usual lesson. There is nothing wrong with this picture of a usual school day. However, let’s say that in this hypothetical future a teachers job is not only to teach the students but also to protect them. Of course, teachers care and protect their students now but many people suggest that teachers should be allowed to have guns in the classroom to use as protection. Weapons, in general, are not allowed in a school building, so why is it okay for the guns to be allowed for “protection” purposes. What if a student gets ahold of the gun? What if a teacher or any staff member decides to use the gun to harm? Do we really want to take these chances? Besides, even if teachers or staff are able to stop a shooter, chances are that they will get hurt or even die from the encounter. The point is that guns do not belong in classrooms or in the hands of the public. They are not something to take lightly or for entertainment because they are deadly and humans have shown to not be responsible with them over and over again.

  • But how to do it?

    In order to remove the 2nd amendment, It will be necessary first to break the control which the NRA has over the politicians.
    Who will pledge that, irrespective of their support for their policies, they will not vote for any politician or political party that accepts funds, donations or other incentives from the NRA

  • Guns Save Lives

    Guns are used to prevent crimes very often and gun control would only restrict gun access for law abiding citizens. Criminals would still get them (like they do drugs) ad use them against defenseless unarmed law abiding citizens. http://gunssavelives.net/browse-by-state/ Even without a gun a criminal can commit a crime against a weaker person.

  • No no no

    There should be more background checks for gun owners no banning guns or controlling guns in America in my book if we don't have guns we can't fight the bad guys in the us not even in the military police force FBI or anyone that protects our country we need gun for defending this nation to defending ourselves with guns that is my opinion

  • My look on the second amendment.

    When the founding fathers were constructing the bill of rights, they put the right to bear arms 2nd. That tells me that it was very important to them that the American people should have firearms. People throw a fit about the second amendment saying, “That was back when all they had were flint locks!” Well while that maybe true, look what they’d just done, they had won a war against british on US soil. Do you remember any wars fought on US soil since the war of 1812? No, there was the civil war, but that was among US citizens not foreign countries. My point here is that foreign countries aren’t attempting to come here to fight, because they know they won’t be fighting the US military, they will be fighting the patriotic American people. If all anyone had were 6-8 shot hunting rifles and/or pistols they may not be that scared. We would already be over powered from the enemy force being trained and having fully auto firearms with rockets, mortars and other artilary weapons, but the fact that a lot of the American people own assualt rifles, in my opinion keeps them away, or is part of it. I use AR-15 rifles a lot. They are just fun. All these people doing these shooting have bad mental health issues. AR-15s dont just sprout legs and go out and shoot someplace up, it’s just a tool controlled by people. This is not a gun problem it is a people problem. I do not support more background checks, because all that would do is make it harder on law abiding citizens. Maybe put that the person is mentally ill on their drivers license if it is an already known problem? I’m writing this post because I got irratated earlier today when I saw an article about AR-15s and it’s rather tiny cartridge, the 5.56x45, it stated, “These bullets don’t just puncture the human body, they rip it apart.” That is a very big lie. They bullets from an AR-15 are moving so fast they go straight through deer as far as I have experienced deer hunting, deer have a much thicker torso. Even when the don’t go through, they don’t come out. So AR-15s aren’t firing big scary bullets like many of you yankee liberals think. These bullets date back around 54 years. So they aren’t new or just coming around, they’ve been around longer than me and probably longer than most of you have been. So focus on locking potential psychos up. If they potentially could shoot up a public place or anyone innocent for that matter, then they shouldn’t have the ability to be out of the house without supervision. The thought of taking away firearms or firearm accessories from the American people, to me at least, is just down right the second most unpatriotic thing anyone would want to do. You want stricter gun control move to Commifornia. They seem to be less American out there.

  • My look on the second amendment.

    When the founding fathers were constructing the bill of rights, they put the right to bear arms 2nd. That tells me that it was very important to them that the American people should have firearms. People throw a fit about the second amendment saying, “That was back when all they had were flint locks!” Well while that maybe true, look what they’d just done, they had won a war against british on US soil. Do you remember any wars fought on US soil since the war of 1812? No, there was the civil war, but that was among US citizens not foreign countries. My point here is that foreign countries aren’t attempting to come here to fight, because they know they won’t be fighting the US military, they will be fighting the patriotic American people. If all anyone had were 6-8 shot hunting rifles and/or pistols they may not be that scared. We would already be over powered from the enemy force being trained and having fully auto firearms with rockets, mortars and other artilary weapons, but the fact that a lot of the American people own assualt rifles, in my opinion keeps them away, or is part of it. I use AR-15 rifles a lot. They are just fun. All these people doing these shooting have bad mental health issues. AR-15s dont just sprout legs and go out and shoot someplace up, it’s just a tool controlled by people. This is not a gun problem it is a people problem. I do not support more background checks, because all that would do is make it harder on law abiding citizens. Maybe put that the person is mentally ill on their drivers license if it is an already known problem? I’m writing this post because I got irratated earlier today when I saw an article about AR-15s and it’s rather tiny cartridge, the 5.56x45, it stated, “These bullets don’t just puncture the human body, they rip it apart.” That is a very big lie. They bullets from an AR-15 are moving so fast they go straight through deer as far as I have experienced deer hunting, deer have a much thicker torso. Even when the don’t go through, they don’t come out. So AR-15s aren’t firing big scary bullets like many of you yankee liberals think. These bullets date back around 54 years. So they aren’t new or just coming around, they’ve been around longer than me and probably longer than most of you have been. So focus on locking potential psychos up. If they potentially could shoot up a public place or anyone innocent for that matter, then they shouldn’t have the ability to be out of the house without supervision. The thought of taking away firearms or firearm accessories from the American people, to me at least, is just down right the second most unpatriotic thing anyone would want to do. You want stricter gun control move to Commifornia. They seem to be less American out there.

  • Human nature prevails - Humans be bad - Gun-control fails. Freedom-security desired lives within personal responsibility. Change debate to - "How to stop the violence?"

    Personal ownership of firearms is a right equal to the right of free speech, so get over it. It is the right that guarantees all the other rights. Changing that would require a Constitutional amendment. If you think a Constitutional amendment is the answer, get busy. Otherwise, why not do the stuff that will actually stop the murderous rampages? Real expertise on stopping gun violence is alive and well within institutions like USCCA, and yes, NRA. People who disparage NRA reveal their ignorance that the NRA has been the biggest advocate for - and provider of - gun safety training in the nation, for over 100 years. "More gun control" is an irrational argument, that has obviously failed, demonstrated in the observation that it is dependent upon the willingness of the criminals to submit to the law. Duh! Lawmakers who have abrogated our second amendment rights by establishing "gun free zones" are guilty of conspiracy to commit mass murder, as accessories before the fact. Would anyone argue that there will never again be some deranged bad guy who wants to kill people? Duh again! Deranged bad guys who kill people have existed throughout all of history, and they will not disappear. Making laws to aid them by stripping the law-abiding of their right to defend themselves is both a violation of our Constitution, and conspiracy to murder. Shame on you who have agitated for and voted for such legislation. John Q. Public, your present lawmakers cannot fix this problem. Only YOU can fix it, when you decide to set aside your willful blindness, start to take responsibility (and training) to ensure the safety of your family, and vote for rational politicians who will restore your firearms rights.

  • Guns aren't the problem

    There are over 80,000,000 gun owners in America and there are about 31,000 people killed with guns a year in America. However 20,000 of those are suicides. So that means 11,000 people are murdered a year with guns. It is not right to punish those 80 million law abiding citizens over the actions of a few psychos.

  • Gun control always fails.

    All the pro-side like to point out the UK or Australia, what they fail to mention is that TOTAL violent crime didn't change for the better in either of those nations, but rather stayed the same or got worse.

    Most gun deaths in the US are suicide, Japan with a near complete ban on civilian ownership has a 50% higher suicide rate.

  • We already have it and it doesn't seem to help

    We have had gun control since the 1930s and gun laws have steadily increased since then. There were mass shootings back then and they still happen today. I think what you mean is Gun Bans which also wont work. If you ask why not I will answer with these questions.
    Did people still drink during the prohibition?
    Do people still do drugs?
    Do people rape kill and steal?
    All of those things are illegal and yet people still do them. Do you really think guns will be different?
    Gun control is just another way for the government to take away power from the people and it will be an excuse for the to increase policing. It will also be a huge waste of money to try to confiscate everyone's guns kind of like it is a waste of money to try to take everyone's weed.


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