I dont' really know though. I'm not personally protective of CC laws myself
In the effort to eradicate meth, we also started to regulate legal products such as sudafed that are ingredients used to make meth. We also regulate other legal products that are componenets of other products which are illegal.
Going after illegal guns doesn't stop the problem from the front end. Both need to be addressed.
Yet, we seem to be okay with interpreting those amendments to ban hate speech, religious sacrifice and same-sex marriage. We are okay with requiring someone to purchase a document to vote. And we are okay with banning things like moonshine or everclear. In fact, we even have dry counties where they have banned the sale of alcohol completely.
No I am not worried about history repeating itself. I think we as humans are capable of learning. I also think there are much better ways to settle differences. But those ways are a lot harder to achieve if everyone is angry and armed.
ETA - We do have a province that is completely different than the rest of the country. Quebec has a different culture and language. There are a lot of issues. And many of them do not want to be a part of Canada any longer. Do they arm themselves and prepare for civil war? No they elect officials who push a vote to separate. The last one came out 49/51 against separation. Had they voted to leave we would have let them. No wars, no guns, just voting.
So you recognize that you have ZERO chance in your little fantasy of playing Rivergallery: Minuteman soldier vs. The big bad US Government gone rogue..........but you want the right to die for nothing EVEN if it means that these murderous rampages continue and continue at the accelerated pace that they seem to be on? You won't even entertain the notion of gun control because you want to protect some false version of the 2nd amendment that you cling to fiercely and against all logic, even as you see babies gunned down before your eyes? Wow.
"No more hurting people. Peace."
-- Martin Richard, age 8, Boston, MA
Rest in peace, Martin.
I think this is an important study to consider if we are talking about arming teachers.
People Holding Guns Perceive Others with Guns, Colorado State University Researcher Says - News & Information - Colorado State University
People Holding Guns Perceive Others with Guns, Colorado State University Researcher Says
FORT COLLINS - People holding guns perceive other people holding guns, according to a new study published this fall by a Colorado State University researcher.
The 217 students participating in the study were asked to react to images on a computer screen. Specifically, they had to determine if the figure on the screen was holding a gun or a neutral object like a wallet or a shoe. The critical manipulation was that some of the participants also held a gun – in this case, a Wii gun.
A majority of students were more biased to perceive the figure in the photograph as holding a gun – even when it was a shoe – when they also held a gun than when they held a rubber ball.
Jessica Witt conducted the research while at Purdue University along with J.R. Brockmole at Notre Dame University. Witt joined Colorado State University this fall as an associate professor with a research focus on perception and action relationships.
“Your ability to respond influences what you see. Specifically when you can respond with a gun, that creates a bias to see guns,” Witt said of the study results, which were published in the October issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
“The results have theoretical implications for how perception and action interact,” Witt said. “This interaction, however, has negative consequences in the case of guns.”
Witt also said, “For the most part, gun owners care about safety, they lock up guns, they’re careful about who they let use their weapons. We think they’re going to want to know other risks. In this case, another risk is a perceptual bias to see guns when they are holding a gun. Gun owners who care about safety will want to take safety precautions against this bias. We don’t know what those are yet, but those need to be researched.
“We hope that this research leads to safer gun use.”
To continue the research, Witt plans to look at whether this perceptual bias also exists in people who either play violent video games or own guns.
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