Re: Sensible Gun Control
posted at 1/15/2013 2:55 PM EST
In response to WhichOnesPink2's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
In response to Newtster's comment:
In response to UserName99's comment:
Look to Canada:
- Prohibits the domestic manufacture of 19 different types of assault weapons, and the importation of foreign-made assault weapons.
- Requires a gun safety training course before you can apply for a license to own.
- limits magazine capacity to 10 in a handgun, 5 in a rifle, 3 in a shotgun.
- Register all handguns and track transfer of ownership
- Requires a five-day waiting period for the purchase of handguns
THe problem is not guns. IT'S PEOPLE.
When there was a slew of drunk driver accidents and homicides, did we blame cars? No, we cracked down on PEOPLE that chose to drive drunk.
And we took away their "right" to drive a car.
Of course, that itself won't stop people whose licenses are revoked from going out and driving anyway, drunk or sober.
But the fact is that a car (like a gun) is a machine that is dangerous - a public safety threat - in the hands of some people most of the time and other people some of the time.
In the end, all the state can do is issue or revoke licenses and arrest people AFTER a violation.
So, maybe until we stop selling cars that can go 150 miles per hour, we really have no business taking certain guns off the streets.
It is a bit odd that the highest speed we can legally go in this country is 65 yet cars are built to go 100+
I dunno, how about making cars that can't exceed 100?
Or making guns that can't fire off dozens of rounds per second.
(I thought I recalled that there were a couple of no-speed-limit highways out west...Montana, maybe.)
But that's probably where this is all going. A well-intentioned law that will barely get enforced.
At least until the next mass shooting....