It’s fine if they want to pass something because of the overall problem if whatever they are doing is well researched. Maybe they should have a while ago.
It’s absurd to pass something because of a single incident without even knowing the facts. That’s bad governance, plain and simple.
It’s the latter that was advocated for.
A single incident? A SINGLE INCIDENT? Seriously, what on earth possesses someone to say that this was 'a single incident'; this is the 250th shooting this year alone, and every year around 40.000 people lose their lives in the US because of guns. There's no if's, when's or but's about it: Guns are the problem.
Do not for one second start to think the US is the only place in the world with mental health issues, video game violence and asocial arseholes with vile personalities incapable of getting laid; those are common traits throughout most to the 'western world'. But only one country regularly sees these misfits go on shooting rampages, and only one country steadfastly refuses to link more guns with more deaths. Actually, and in a display of absurdity so vile it almost beggars belief, there are people advocating for more guns as the solution. A bit like 'well, if you shag a lot more you become a virgin again'. It's idiotic, stupid, flies in the face of any logic and can, therefore, only be labelled as insanity.
So that's where we are; the US is ruled by people who are insane. Sandy Hook didn't make a damn difference and that's where I, and millions of others, effectively gave up on the US gun culture. If they wish to do nothing
about stopping these unnecessary murders, that's totally and 100% on them. They have neither my thoughts, sympathies or anything else (certainly not prayers, as I don't believe in imaginary sky fairies) - all they deserve is our utter disdain.
Here's what you need to do, it's dead easy:
Repeal the 2nd amendment
Confiscate all guns, every single one of them
Establish a formalised process whereby prospective gun owners can apply for a permit. Include background checks, criminal records, financial stability, family situation, job situation, psychological evaluation as well as a theoretical and practical exam. If all ends tie up, issue permit for an exceedingly limited range of guns, namely for target shooting and hunting. Weapons for target shooting must be kept at the gun range; no hand guns in private homes. Hunting rifles shall be of single-round type, requiring reload after every expanded round. If you wish to keep your hunting rifle around your home, you must agree to random checks being carried in your property by the authorities, and even the slighest breach of even the lightest rule will result in immediate revocation of permit and confiscation of your rifle. Note: Rifle in the singular tense - you're only allowed to own one rifle.
Perhaps one day, when the US is no longer acting the perennial teenager who's been brought up without parents, things might change. But, should the US ever reach such an elevated state of mental health, it's unlikely there'll be a cry for penis extenders masquerading as lethal weapons.
Don't despair, you may still off each other with Oxycontin!
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Signature. You just read one.