Random thoughts about roadside art, National Parks, historic preservation, philosophy of technology, and whatever else happens to cross my mind.
I have no issue with assault rifles being banned, but they should be banned at the source, where they are made. It's easier to ban gun makers from making them than it is to track and control them when they get on the market.
Agreed. That seems to be one of the talking points in the media now -- that the gun manufacturers need to stop making assault rifles for sale to a civilian market.
So a guy, or gal, in their twenty's buys buys four or five guns because they have passed background checks. In their forties one of them trips over a fine line into becoming an outlaw or mass murder, or whatever.They already have the guns, so whatever their backgrounds are now is beside the point. Conclusion: Background checks isn't going to solve all the problems of gun control.
Another point, trying to get all the guns in this country (not possible to do anyway) would be too costly, the government simply can't afford to do it.
Unfortunately, it is probably too late. There are millions of guns in this country and probably impossible to gather all of them up. The culture has to change dramatically and I just don't see it happening. Wish I could be more positive, but I just can't anymore.
I'm cautiously optimistic this may have been a tipping point, and the pendulum will start swinging back toward sanity and away from the wild west mentality the hardcore gun nuts promote.
I'm stealing the cartoon to post on FaceBook.Read that 700 kids were murdered in Chicago with guns in 2010. But no one cares. They were black, brown and poor.
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