So by your logic you obviously advocate for legalized abortion and all currently illegal drugs to be made legal and unregulated......... right? Because if someone really wants those things, they can get them anyway, so why make them illegal and/or regulated. Otherwise your stance is pretty hypocritical.
I am a fan of regulating guns. I do not think it should be legal to walk into a crowded building with assault weapons. I am not a fan of banning ALL guns. I do think there should be strict rules regarding them.
I just had a realization. Some guns are tools to be used for a real purpose (hunting, military, police force, in home self defense etc). Some are just weapons with no other use than to kill another person (assault weapons). I think I am fine with the use of guns as tools, but not as weapons.
I would be happy with banning certain types of weapons and magazines. Defining that would be challenging(our attempt in the 90s to do this was a big fail IMO), but i think its doable. And I would be okay with no CC.I feel like the fact that Chicago has banned hand guns doesn't really matter bc they are so prevalent everywhere else. If we banned them in the entire country, it would surely be more effective than a ban that only enforced in certain cities.
I think of hunters differently than I think of people who "stockpile" weapons or CC. Hunters don't keep loaded weapons readily available "in case" of an emergency (never mind that they more often create the emergency themselves.)
My point with the 117 kids killed by handguns is that they are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And it has an impact. That's all. I just am having trouble seeing the upside of magazine clips that hold 100 rounds, concealed handguns, and assault rifles.
I think those two things alone would make a significant difference.
I would ONLY be ok with banning certain weapons if we change the 2nd amendment... sorry I am so sticking to it like that. As it is right now, I believe we should follow our constitution, and Bill of Rights, and not limit the militia. If we want to limit it we need to change Amendment.
Bonita-- I haven't heard any person say that they want to ban ALL guns. Not one.
Rivergallery-- I would change the Constitution. It makes sense to me, though I don't think it is necessary to enact reasonable gun regulations.
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