What needs to be done if we want to control guns

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    President Obama made a nice speech but other than some executive orders on gun registration and sharing of information, nothing will be done by Congress

    The NRA has too much influence over Congress to get any gun legislation passed. Congress may huff and puff but nothing will be done

    I grew up in the 50s and 60s. Half the people smoked and it was ridiculous to think Congress could do anything about smoking. Smoking was part of our culture and the smoking lobby was very powerful
    Drunk Driving killed thousands of people a year. It was accepted that nothing could be done. Drinking was part of our culture and the alcohol lobby was very strong

    What changed?

    It was the people who got fed up. Grass roots movements against smoking and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving became politically powerful. Smoking and drunk driving no longer were socially acceptable. It became politically unfeasable to support smoking or lax drunk driving rules.
    Public smoking was banned, drunk driving laws were made tougher and the rates of smoking and drunk driving decreased dramatically

    If anything will be done on gun violence it will have to come from the American people and not the politicians. Strong grass roots movements need to rise up and say "Enough is enough". These movements need to go head to head with the NRA and support candidates who are willing to fight for stricter gun laws

    Unless that happens we will see business as usual
     
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    What changed? Why don't you ask the residents of New York State that question.
     
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    Good. Obamaturd needs stopped in his socialist tracks.
     
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    Time to join or donate to the NRA.
     
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    That does makes sense. But there are many such efforts even within the City of Chicago.
    What good are stricter laws when existing laws are unenforceable.
     
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    The difference is neither a cigarette or a drink are useful in keeping yourself from getting killed.

    The reality is people will have weapons for self protection. The more they need self protection, the more guns they will have. Every time a homeowner uses a gun to protect himself or his family, 100 more guns are sold. The woman in Georgia was probably responsible for selling thousands of guns.

    You can't say that about cigarettes or alcohol.
     
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    obama passes an executive order that says "We really mean it this time".
     
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    The public has to realize we don't have a gun problem - we have a black and hispanic problem. Per capita they do far far more killing than whites. The establishment media refuses to talk about that though.
     
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    You're right, the people are getting fed up with you constitution hating, gun confiscating radical commie zealots. That's why over a QUARTER OF A MILLION NEW MEMBERS have joined the NRA in the last MONTH.

    You don't want a gun, DON'T BUY ONE, idiot.
     
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    Despite all evidence the contrary, liberals believe gun control nuts are in the majority.
     

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