GUN CONTROL…WHOMEVER HAS THE GUN HAS CONTROL.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They encourage rather than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.
This post is apolitical. It is timely because there will be much noise from the Left blaming the NRA and the Right for not curbing the use of guns. It is not meant to disrespect those that perished in Las Vegas, rather, it is hoped that a solution might be found to minimize the lone wolf terrorist.
The 2nd amendment needs to balance unrestricted rights against ramifications of same. The right to bear arms was never intended to be extended to 700 rounds per minute. Bank then it was flintlock rifles, single ball and powder load.
Perhaps, the middle of the road will find a compromise. Let’s toss this one up and see where it lands.
THE BAN: The banning of assault rifles, AR 15s and AK 47s and all the other lethal automatic high caliber weapons as well as the large magazine clips would have a deleterious effect on gun enthusiasts and the NRA.
Hell, they need them AR 15’s to mow down that big buck up yonder. Better yet, Hell, it could wipe out a whole deer family with one burst
CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS: They are easy to get in some states and impossible in others. There is much to be said about a CWP (concealed weapons permit).
PRO: It asserts we need it for self protection. It would stop many crimes because the criminal might know his prey might be armed.Damned straight especially if you’ve been on the wrong end of the barrel.
CON: Suggests that there is no use for the high caliber weapons which can shoot 700 rounds per minute. Only thing that’s good for is to kill other humans, preferably in war.
Hell, they could be used to defend against the US government..
COMPROMISE POSITION ON GUN CONTROL:
Congress passes a law that mandates a CWP issued in one state is good in all states. In exchange, a ban on all assault type weapons and large magazine clips.
Mandatory turn in of assault weapons. Those that don’t turn them in are subject to fine and imprisonment. Seems it would be worthwhile to trade the useless guns for the coveted CWP. Eventually, the bad guys would lose their nerve in harboring the weapons as their buddies got arrested for possession.