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Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

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    Re: Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:

    I thought we elected a leader to lead and the legislature would legislate based on the direction our leader lead us.



    Well if it's leadership you want then the PotUS is leading the country in the direction it wants to go but which Congress, as is it's prerogative, is obstructing.

    Consider some options PotUS could enact per executive order, and the publics view on each;

    - End the "gun show loophole"; 92% of Americans favor this position per Gallup, while PPP puts support at 76%.

    - Ban high-capacity ammunition clips that contain more than 10 bullets: CNN/ORC, Gallup, Pew, PPP, and YouGov all show at least 53% of Americans in favor of this policy.

    - Seek ways to ensure that people with poor mental health records do not get a gun: CNN/ORC found that 92% Americans did not want Americans with mental health problems to be in possession of a gun; PPP took it one step farther and discovered that 63% of Americans want people to be required to take a health exam before buying a gun. 

    - Ensure that guns, even if not recently purchased, would be registered with a government or law enforcement agency: CNN/ORC finds 78% agree with that policy.

    - Ban outright, bullets that explode or are designed to break through a bullet-proof vest: Pew found that 56% favor this position.

    - Make it more difficult to buy ammunition and/or guns over the internet: 69% of Americans wanted to ban these practices, according to PPP.  

     
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    Re: Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

    Assault weapons were banned from 1994-2004, yet that didn't prevent them from being used in mass shootings during those years. Assault weapons and high capacity mags are illegal in MA and CA yet that didn't stop people from using both in mass shootings in CA and MA. 

     
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    Re: Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

    ...there were 19 mass shootings between 1982 and the time the assault weapons ban was put into place in 1994. From 1994 until 2004, when the ban expired, there was a similar amount of mass shootings — 16.

    What is striking is that in the eight years since this ban expired, there have been 27 shootings in the United States. Since the ban has expired, there has been a significant uptick in these events in a shorter amount of time. These recent events are inflicting more casualties as well. The deaths of 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 have brought these hard truths to the mind of every American in the past week.

     
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    Re: Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    ...there were 19 mass shootings between 1982 and the time the assault weapons ban was put into place in 1994. From 1994 until 2004, when the ban expired, there was a similar amount of mass shootings — 16.

    What is striking is that in the eight years since this ban expired, there have been 27 shootings in the United States. Since the ban has expired, there has been a significant uptick in these events in a shorter amount of time. These recent events are inflicting more casualties as well. The deaths of 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 have brought these hard truths to the mind of every American in the past week.



    Except that most of the shootings have been with non-assault weapons. 

     
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    Re: Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

    All the talk (and that's all it is) about bans has accomplished is to put  tens of thousands more assault rifles on the streets!

    And of course cause a significant increase in NRA membership aka NRA funding!

     
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    Re: Is this the whacko wingnut idea of 'constructive' dialogue.

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

     

    Right. POTUS can write and sign gun legislation without congress. Oh please do it.  The fun would be just great.

     




    Heh, heh, heh...you're about as good at this gov't stuff as you are at economics.

     

    PotUS can't write legislation, which is why he is using the exec order.




    "Executive orders have the full force of law"

     

    duh

     
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