Oh, well in that case, it is perfect for mowing down small children. Didn't even leave any wounded. Just murdered.
And you neatly avoided my point about some crazy social outcast having no means of getting a gun from the "local drug lord". You throw that out there like we all have a handy local drug lord in our back pocket to buy guns from in case we are a little crazy on the side. It is not a strong argument.
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I don't really understand what you want, Gloria. My impression was that you and the NRA think that "crazy people" are to blame for the shootings in this country, not guns. Now the President is trying to make it harder for "crazy people" to buy guns, and that's a bad thing, and we're back to the "criminals break laws" argument. Okay, so by that logic, why have any laws, since criminals will just break them anyway. Like, other than personally handing each American citizen a semi-automatic handgun and Rambo style bullet belt, is there anything at all that Obama could do that would think is a good move for dealing with gun violence in this country?
Most of the gun violence isn't from crazy people or mass shootings. It happens in inner cities in gangs or over drugs with HANDGUNS. That is where 67% of gun violence happens. If you want to stop gun violence that is where we need to focus. Instead of spending money trying to take AR-15s from law abiding citizens who don't use them for crimes, spend that money on programs to help these kids that are growing up in single parent homes. I saw one statistic that said a youth has a 3.8% greater chance of dying by gun violence just if they are in a single parent home. Spending another million on background checks for law abiding citizens isn't going to help, because those aren't the people that are shooting each other.
Gloria - You want to spend money to benefit disadvantaged kids! That is so...progressive of you. I totally agree we need to do that. :) I think we need to do other things too, but money for disadvantaged kids is something that we can agree on. :)