freeman3 wrote:I think this time is different; those high school kids who went through that terrifying ordeal are getting through to people with their articulate heart-felt opposition to the NRA and its culpability in the mass shootings that now regularly occur in this country.
Those high school kids? Please. While you are praising them, NY State is considering legislation to ban . . . Tide Pods to stop teens from eating them.
Scientific studies show young people don't make rational decisions until well beyond the age of these teens, but we're supposed to take their advice? By the way, do all teens from Parkland agree?
No. But, the media wants to hype those who cling bitterly to the anti-gun agenda they too embrace.
I saw that several rent-a-car companies have canceled discounts for NRA members. Great!
Indeed. Great for their competitors! In fact, I'll find that list and make sure I don't rent from those companies that are anti-NRA. Oh, here you go: Enterprise, Alamo, National. Goodbye.
I make no apologies for my criticism of the NRA. What rights are you referring to?The right for a 19 year old to go into a gun shop and immediately get a gun whose only purpose is to kill a lot of people in a short amount of time?
Is any of that, other than your last point, true?
And, even that, is that the "only purpose" to have an AR-15? Are you sure? Do you know? Or, is that just anti-gun propaganda?
Not only does this gun fire a lot of bullets but each bullet goes almost 4 times as fast as a 9mm handgun and basically just obliterates vital organs when it hits one, which is why it is so lethal. Here is a primer on it:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnew ... ncna848346
Did the assault gun ban work?
Now...I suppose an AR-15 would be nice to have if you were starting a revolution, though I suspect it would do not much against tanks. Is our country...such a fragile democracy that it needs to have its people buy AR-15s to defend against the US army? Otherwise, what is the necessity for an AR-15? Certainly not home defense. Shooting targets? What?
What should Americans be permitted to own? BB guns? Wrist-rockets? Paint ball guns?
The NRA is a blight, the sight of Wayne LaPierre makes my skin crawl. We should agree on allowing people to have certain guns but not guns as lethal and powerful as the AR-15. Wayne LaPierre said "Evil walks among us". A confession?
Do criminals respect gun laws? When you say "yes," you're lying. When you say, "no," you underscore the emptiness of your efforts. We have fewer guns per capita than we used to. The problem isn't weapons. It's parenting. It's the fecklessness of our law enforcement (by political mandate, apparently, in Broward County). It's the lack of structure in our schools. It's social media. It's the acceptance of horrific violence as entertainment.
It's all of that and more. Restricting gun ownership from sane and law-abiding citizens will make no difference because they're not doing this.
It's absurd that the president has proposed arming teachers in schools. That's the ridiculous argument of arming the country even more to deal with the issue. What kind of civilized country does that? There are many other problems with that...but with the NRA their solution to violence is always...more guns.
Yes, let's take away guns from innocent people and hope bad people will cease to exist.
Maybe if we all hold hands and sing "Imagine."