johns624 wrote:seb146 wrote:I don't know a single gunowner who doesn't think the school shooter and his parents shouldn't have the book thrown at them. I don't know why you keep equating legal gun owners with criminals who use weapons. We can enforce any laws we want to, we just don't. Remember the old "one with gun, gets you two" laws? They were always the first thing bargained away during plea agreements.johns624 wrote:Why are you so keen on the criminal having (and keeping) the upper hand?
Like we have now? We can't enforce laws already on the books because "legal" gun owning Americans scream about "they are taking our guns!" when, in reality, we want to stop these mass shootings. If all lives matter, firearm enthusiasts would want the same, no? Or are guns simply more important than life itself?
Because EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! this happens, the same tired excuses come out for not enforcing laws already on the books.
Mass shootings in the United States happen much too often. We constantly say that current laws need to be enforced. The same reaction from the same "all lives matter" people is: why are you trying to take our rights away?"
And, yes, this time could be considered to be a straw purchase. One person purchasing a gun for someone who can not get one. The gun was purchased in the parents' name and given to the minor.