Debate Now Posting Solutions for Gun Violence

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    Let's give it a try in here. We are after identifying problems and seeking solutions. This is not an area that hate needs to be in nor your political likes and dislikes.

    Now, identify the problems and then discuss the possible solutions.
     
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    Anyone who ever uses a gun to commit a crime is locked up for a minimum of 25 years. Life without parole for murder or attempted murder. Eight percent of the criminal population commits 80% of the violent crime so get them off the streets, and keep them off.
     
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    Better yet why don't you list what you consider to be the issues and the solutions you would like to see and let go from there?
     
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    Well, these are things that need to be done.

    1) Democracy brought to the USA so that the government is representing the interests of the people.

    I suggest Congress (or at the very least the House) has Proportional Representation (possible like the Germans with both PR and FPTP for maximum representation).

    The president elected via a run off system like the French have, or different parts of the executive are separated and you vote for a variety of different people to do different jobs within the executive rather than one person with all the power.

    2) sort out education so that it actually makes sense for kids today, gives them skill they need.

    3) Make sure the US is pushing for businesses to produce higher tech stuff (which the students have been training for) so the US has more opportunities.
     
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    The main problem is that there are far too many guns, of all types, in circulation in the USA. We are awash in guns, so that criminals, lunatics and toddlers can easily get hold of firepower that belongs only in a war-zone.
    How to put this right? Like Climate Change, it's way too late to make it all good. The best we can do is to limit the damage, and 'more guns' is not the way, any more than 'more coal'.
     
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    Another problem is that too many people are of a criminal mentality. Why?
     
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    Too many ways to run foul of the Law. The War on Drugs has driven the same sort of violent crime that the Prohibition did.
    We just don't seem to learn...
     
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    Reported. Prepare for swatted.
     
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    The more lethal the hardware you want access to, the more extensive the training you must commit to and the deeper the background checks you must undergo.
     
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    This would require ending our Constitutional Republic and establishing a democracy.

    Given the Brexit disaster and that one can be punished in the UK for hate speech are but two examples as to why establishing a democracy is a bad idea.

    But 2 and 3 are good ideas.
     

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