Why Obama shouldn't lead fight against gun violence

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  1. Wry Catcher
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    It's harder to imagine why any civilian would need a semiautomatic weapon. Still, it's a free country, and gun ownership is one of the freedoms specifically cited in the Constitution. Responsible gun owners have a right to their guns. The challenge for the grass-roots gun-safety movement of the future is to focus on the danger posed by irresponsible owners. The goal should be less to ban particular classes of weapons -- such a goal puts the law in a race against technology, a race the law will likely lose -- and more to change the rules defining who may keep a gun.

    Prospective gun owners should be required to take serious training and pass a safety exam before qualifying for a license. They should be screened for mental illness and histories of violence, very much including domestic violence. They should be required to buy insurance against the harm done by wrongful use of their weapons, and if that insurance proves expensive -- well, too bad. People apprehended in possession of an unlicensed weapon should face severe sanctions.


    Taken from this common sense article:

    Why Obama shouldn't lead fight against gun violence - CNN.com
     
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    Maybe we as a nation should address mental illness.
    That seems to be what is being ignored so far.
     
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    Mentally ill persons are citizens and have the usual rights of all other citizens unless they have been determined to be a danger to themselves or others - to make that definition broader would put at risk people like RGS, Warrior and a number of other fools who have posted hysterically on their Second Amendment Rights; Ya know, on reflection, that's not a bad idea.
     
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    I agree but its not as if congress wouldn't have to send him any legislation for signature.

    Bottom line is that the rw's are being told to keep repeating the same LIE over and over - the president wants their guns.

    They know its not true but if they say it often enough, they'll believe it and, for the ($$) R, that's all that really matters. Fear and hate and more fear and more hate.
     
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    I think perspective voters should be required to take a civics test to prove they understand the way the government functions.
     
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    They actually still have the right to have guns.

    People on the terrorists lists can also buy and own guns in the US - without a background list.

    And, thats the way NRA plans to keep it.
     
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    What the hell is a
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    Is that just a misspelling?

    About the op, when will David Frum know and understand that he is way too smart to be a pub?
     
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    One, the president does not want Americans' guns.

    Two, gun ownership is constitutional, and regulations of gun technology and those who cannot have them are on the way.

    Three, the unhinged need to be incarcerated again and such laws are on the way.
     
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    And, it is congress who would write any "control" laws.
     

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