You knew it was coming, after Virginia Tech. If we can just make laws to take away the guns of law-abiding people, then somehow the criminals who don't obey laws won't have them any more either. Don't these people ever get tired of this insane notion? -------------------------------------- http://wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=122520&article=1972123 Kucinich Seeks To Ban Hand Guns In America Congressman drafting legislation to make owning a hand gun illegal. By Darren Toms, Newsradio WTAM 1100 April 18, 2007 (Cleveland) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich wants to ban hand guns in America. Kucinich is currently drafting legislation that would ban the purchase, sale, transfer or possession of hand guns by civilians. A gun buy-back provision will be included in the bill. Kucinich announced this move in the aftermath of Mondays deadly shooting at Virginia Tech. Kucinich noted in a speech to congress that about 32 people die each day in America due to hand gun related incidents. 33 died at VT. Kucinich says it's becoming "painfully obvious" that the easy availability of handguns constituents a growing national crisis of public health and safety, one that he says calls for a powerful, wide-ranging response from congress. He says the level of violence in our society constitutes a national emergency. Already this Congress, Kucinich has introduced HR 808, legislation to establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. It would address the issue of domestic violence, gang violence, and violence in the schools, which is reflected in the current homicide rates. Kucinich notes recent studies that indicate many killers had histories of mental illness. He says the lack of parity for mental health care remains one of the most serious deficiencies in healthcare in the United States. Kucinich has also proposed HR 676, Medicare for all. It would establish a universal not-for-profit healthcare system, which would provide full and comprehensive mental healthcare.