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Connor @johnnyutah 4 years, 8 months ago

I do not think that public opinion is in favor of “gun-control”. It is more baffling to think that the public would support the current administrations rhetorical response to recent tragedies, not to mention the absurd weapons ban proposed by Diane Feinstein.

Over the past few years there have been a few major shootings that have received a lot of public attention and media buzz. Tuscon, Newtown, and the Aurora Colorado movie theatre shooting have all stirred up a lot of controversy surrounding gun-control. These are all terrible tragedies and I do not want to sound insensitive, but the legislation proposed to fix the problem is not going to do anything but piss off and demonize the large majority of law-abiding gun owners. There needs to be a larger focus on mental health care and an enforcement of current regulation.

         
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Hindy Bare @hbee 4 years, 8 months ago

It boils down to a discussion about “freedom” (to own, carry, use weapons) vs. public safety (the right to go to public places without the worry that you or your children could be victims of gun violence)

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GianniSanDiego @gqgianni 4 years, 8 months ago

There’s a reason why the 2nd amendment is THE SECOND AMENDMENT …. Fredom of speech was the most important thing right … then #2 … Right to Bear Arms! lol … obviously the founders would be rolling over in their graves right now, unbelievable that the government is trying to take our weapons, ammunition, and means to protect ourselves away ………. under the guise of a few mis haps, theres 300 million people in this country, what happened in that school was horrible but there are simply a small % of the population that will always do horrible things, nothing the government or anybody for that matter can do to control them, or stop, or prevent them from killing people, if someone is crazy enough to want to kill a person or people, they will do it and find a way to, its part of life .. but taking away every body elses rights because .0001% of the population is messed up in the head is ridiculous.

         
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Brandon Komar @brandonimpossible 4 years, 8 months ago

Hi Hindy,

This is a good question and to be honest, I am not sure what the answer is. What I am sure of is that there is no good reason to not enact universal background checks. Not the bill but actual universal background checks. Other thsn your time what do we, gun owners, have to lose by completing a background check? Thoughts?

         
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kimberly @ladylibertarian 4 years, 8 months ago

There already are background checks when you purchase a firearm. people are upset because the ONLY reason the government would EVER need a list of people who own firearms is so that they can take them away. If everyone were armed people would be far more wary about pulling out guns like idiots and thinking they could take cheap shots at those around them. Teachers in Israel literally have guns in the classroom, when was the last time some kid came in there with their dad’s firearm and shot it up? Probably never, because the teacher would just shoot the fuckhead who thinks it’s ok to bully others with their “superior weapons” when everyone else is unarmed.

Am I the only one who understand that criminals are not deterred by laws? When was the last time a thug refused to buy a gun off the street because it wasn’t registered?

         
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Pippyfrooty @pippyfrooty 4 years, 8 months ago

Every time a criminal commits an act of violence with a firearm, the media should be forced to state whether or not that person committed the crime with a stolen or illegally obtained weapon. It will differentiate between thugs and responsible gun owners. Low information people just see the news headline of yet another shooting and want to support outlawing guns.

         
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Jacqueline @jacquelinemeyer 4 years, 8 months ago

@pippyfrooty- I agree with your statement of the difference of thugs and responsible gun owners. People that choose to go out and use these weapons in such ways are deranged in other ways. People will always find a way to get things they want, whether it be weapons, or any other kind of object of destruction. If there’s a will, there’s a way.

         
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Brandon Killian @brandonkillian 4 years, 8 months ago

The NRA continues to control political proceedings, and it’s really quite sad. People are out there being shot everyday.

Politicians only worry about their reelection. So yes, of course they are vulnerable to attack from a very powerful organization.

         
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Joe Perticone @joeperticone 4 years, 8 months ago

@brandonkillian actually violent crime is down in the past 20 years, mass shootings are actually down in the past 30 years despite what you see on the news. as far as the so called public support for gun control its BS, that 90% figure for background checks has no statistical evidence. We already have background checks. Adam lanza (sandy hook shooter) was denied in his background check, but he just stole his gun from his mother. gun control is about controlling guns, its about controlling people… sane, law abiding people

         

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