MSPNWA wrote:2122M wrote:I'm sorry if you are uncomfortable with the information provided. It's conclusions run counter to your gut feelings, but I'm afraid there is nothing I can do about that, not does that fact invalidate the studies.
And the registry would slow the free flow of weapons around the country and allow gun owners to be held more accountable. Most people would conclude that as a good thing. I know you are probably of the opinion that anything, and I mean anything that adds one extra step between a person and owning a gun is a terrible, no-good violation of your rights. Frankly, I don't care. Most people support measures that uphold the second amendment but add layers of protection (https://news.gallup.com/poll/1645/guns.aspx). If you think otherwise, I'm sure I won't change your mind, but again, I really don't care.
I'm beyond comfortable with the information you provided because it actually supports my argument, as I just exposed. Empirical data is a major issue for those that irrationally fear guns and desire to strip away freedoms.
What I find incredibly sad is the "I don't care" attitude. I think you would care if you lost freedoms you enjoy. Or worse, your government gains permanent control over you. This isn't a democracy. This is a Constitutional Republic. Following polls of ignorant people doesn't equate to sound legislation.
Slippery slope, right? Sorry, I don't buy it. I'm not losing my freedom if the government is making sure crazy people don't buy guns and kill people and neither are you (unless you are a crazy person that wants to kill people of course).
Its astonishing to me that people like you are just fine with the way things are. Gun violence in this country is out of control, but any attempt to bring it under control would be the government stripping us of our freedoms? Do you realize how insane that sounds?
So no. If the government launches a federal gun registry to assist in tracking the flow of guns in the county and to allow for private sales background checks and you get upset, I really, really don't care.
If the government finally allows the CDC to study gun violence as a public health crisis and you get your panties in a twist, I couldn't care less.
If the government bans certain types of guns and you feel like we are slipping into some Orwellian nightmare, I really, truly, honestly and proudly don't care. Because at least in those cases we are trying something.