All the more reason he (and like) shouldn't be permitted and enabled to access that kind of weaponry..or any firearms. But a gun sale is a gun sale to the NRA and its lobbying on behalf of the firearms industry....BOTTOM LINE. That's why LaPiere is in trump's ear every time trump even start's mentioning universal background checks, reminding him of the money and votes his organization can deliver ( or withdraw ! ) Universal background checks will equal fewer gun sales.
All the more reason he (and like) shouldn't be permitted and enabled to access that kind of weaponry..or any firearms.
Sure Hen. But, HOW do we keep someone like him from being permitted to access this kind of weaponry? This guy PASSED a "universal background check".
But, taking drugs like he was is NOT something that gets a person on the prohibited list.
Surely... you can see, no such list will EVER truly protect us.
I agree, bevo. It wouldn't stop it but might save 'some' carnage from those that do have records and histories. More importantly it would be a small, common sense step in standing up to the NRA/gun industry and show that we care just like the common sense bump stock legislation. Don't know if you remember my plan or not bit it would focus on bans of the semi-automatic weaponry in conjunction with VERY Highly vetted licensing to buy ammo. ( from the ATF, not every corner store , big box store, or on line site ). That would have teeth, imo and get results.
My dad was a hunter but I apparently did not inherit the gene. I have a shot gun and hand gun that was giving to me but have not shot either. I have been to the gun ranges maybe 4 times in my life and that is my experience with guns. In my office we have about 30% of the office that carry. I am 100% fine with that. I personally think Trump has done the right thing thus far(although I have not paid a lot of attention to it) because he is engaging in conversation and not jumping to conclusions. Again, just throwing my 2cents at the moment, I would look to eliminate high capacity magazine. Treat it like heroine. You get caught with it then you go to jail. That being said, it is just my position at the moment and I clearly don't have enough insight on how to address this at the moment.
I don't own a gun, never have. I've made it almost 61 years without one and I'm pretty sure I can make it the rest of the way - hopefully a pretty long way!
I've only shot a gun a couple times. When I was in college I went home with a guy who lived on my floor and his family were all hunters. He took me out to shoot at cans and the first shot nearly knocked me on my ass.
Then, back in 2011 a group of us went to a skeet range/vineyard in Kentucky, a great combination (by Kentucky Speedway - Bevo might know the name) and I actually shot the contraption that launches the skeet - blew a bunch of holes in it, that was the last time I've pulled a trigger.