Also with the exception of this kid all the mass shooters were over 21 except the Sandy Hook but he took the guns from his mom who was a legal owner so I really don't see how any additional laws will prevent this from happening in the future but hey if it makes you all sleep better at night go for it. You all still haven't figured out that criminals don't obey laws but I am not a big gun person so have at it.
2) Sandy Hook
... and dozens of incidents where kids have been caught at or near the schools before they could inflict their damage.
I tend to agree the laws requiring a person to reach 21 before buying a weapon won't have a great effect, but there is plenty of evidence that banning assault-style weapons does cut mass murder - by a lot. You can see the real-world example by looking at the Australian statistics, before and after their ban on assault-style weapons.
The sole purpose of the NRA today is to promote gun sales and to hinder any interference with gun ownership and a person's ability to carry it everywhere. Gun safety went out the window a long time ago.
When the 5 year old finds a gun under your bed or in your car and shoots the three year old, it is called an accident.
You buy a car. You have to register it. You have to insure it to cover the damage you could make with your car. There are hundreds of regulations to make a car more safe. You are not aloud to drive it intoxicated. The car producers and sellers are not exempt from liability law. You may research the circumstances and why accidents occur, why people get killed driving and why drivers kill, or injure people.
If you let the keys laying around and your 14 year old goes joyriding you are responsible.
Gun ownership and rules around that, is like a religion in the USA, impervious to argument and rational thinking
Great summary. I grew up in the 60's, and was proud to go with my dad to NRA-sponsored marksman contests and gun safety classes. In those days, the organization promoted safety and responsibility; once they discovered the manufacturers' money, though, their goal was just to push the proliferation of guns of all kinds... sell, sell, sell those weapons! Never mind that some of them - like the assault-style weapons so many insecure guys with small (hands?
) show off to prove their manhood - have no place in any reasonable civilized society. They make money for the manufacturers, that money flows to the NRA, and everybody is happy... except the unfortunate victims of their deranged owners.
To the NRA members who feel personally attacked - get over yourselves and grow up. Your behavior is reprehensible and pathetic. Believe it or not, no one spends much time thinking about your plight, when so many are suffering from real issues in this world. It’s apparent the NRA’s losing its stranglehold on the government and most people are celebratory. The bullying and constant fear mongering is getting old and the clock has begun to tick. You’re not victims, you’re not fighting for anything meaningful anymore, and Delta can take discounts away anytime they want. End of story.
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