Gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts

Gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts

WASHINGTON (AP) - One early focus of new gun regulations by President Barack Obama and some lawmakers would reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons, a law widely regarded as imperfect.

The ban, which existed for 10 years until 2004, would have made it illegal for the young gunman in Connecticut to buy the type of 30-round magazines that allowed him to shoot so many elementary school students before he reloaded. But the ban and other U.S. gun laws wouldn’t have prevented his mother’s purchase of the powerful assault rifle or the especially deadly ammunition that he used to kill 26 people.

A generation of U.S. gun laws - and the inherent compromises intended to balance constitutional gun rights and public safety - reflects the intricacies of applying government policy to stem acts of mass violence.

Since July, there have been at least four mass shootings that killed 47 people and wounded dozens more in Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon and Wisconsin. The killing of 20 children and six adults in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school appears to be a tipping point that pushed Congress and the White House toward tackling new gun laws.

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Let me be VERY blunt; Libbers, Progressives, the anti-gun cabal, Barack Obama and his entire regime have NO idea what it will take to curb such acts as the recent school and theater shootings. The LEFT, and sadly, of late many on the RIGHT seem to think that gun violence can be legislated into nonexistence.

They are woefully wrong!

All the anti-gun legislation in the world won’t stop gun violence, not fully. Confiscation of all or as many gun as possible will NOT stop gun violence but it will leave innocent Americans open to those that don’t obey ANY laws.

You see, therein lies the problem; criminals don’t give a DAMN what kind of laws the Senate and Congress pass. They don’t care about state or local laws and any additional guns laws will just be more laws for them to ignore.

To any that doubt those statements, ask yourself this and answer in ALL honesty; has the War on Drugs worked?

The Progressives are stupid enough to believe that the passing of a law will stop the gun violence and put gun companies out of business.

Cocaine, heroin and many other drugs are illegal under State and Federal law, all those laws have done is drive up the street price of illicit drugs and make RICH men of those that engage in the drug trade.

The very same is exactly what would happen if guns were completely outlawed in the United States; the supplies dry up for a brief period of time and then the black market kicks in, guns are back on the street, ammo and high capacity magazines are back on the street and the beat goes on.

So, for the sake of argument, lets say that Obama and Company DID actually try to take ALL guns out of the hands of American citizens, and by doing so assumed that terrorist attacks and mass murders would now become a thing of the past because ALL of those nasty old guns were gone.

Do you remember Oklahoma City?

Used a bomb

One other thing; I fully expect the NRA (National Rifle Association) will cave to Obama, Biden and the Democrats in this battle. If they do I am done with the NRA.

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8 Responses to Gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts

  1. OregonBuzz says:

    Right on! I too am a bit suspicious of the NRA these days, but time will tell. I get a real hoot out people who define the weapon used as a “powerful” assault weapon. My ’06 and my 7mm Mag. are far more “powerful” than the .223/5.56. Those kinds of comments just display the ignorance of such folks.

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    One question:

    I wonder what the British and the Australians think of their gun control and its stemming of violence?


  3. Patrick Sperry says:

    Such an utterly stupid article will no doubt be taken hook, line, and sinker by the American public.

    As for the NRA? They have been lap dogs to politicians for so long it’s pathetic. That is why a former board member started Gun Owners of America. NO COMPROMISE! I am a life member of both, and I can tell all of you that it has been years since I gave them a dime! The NRA that is.
    As for the drug war? Well, anyone that has followed CLO for any amount of time, or watched my postings it should be clear. If you support the drug war you support making thugs into millionaires. Period. That doesn’t mean that I support drug use though.
    The 223/ 5.56 is a pipsqueak. Not that I want to get hit with one the fact is that even the 22/250, another rat gun caliber, is way more powerful…

    As usual, some people are just plain stuck on stupid!

  4. the unit says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the common everyday criminal thug that does me in one day. But the real danger is from the likes of the Hitlers, Stalins, Mao Zedongs when we have no means of protection. Who will be the next with a legacy of those three?
    I say the common everyday criminal thug as being “unit, done past 70, seems like we be bombarded with “contractors” on bicycles with backpacks on, “Mister see roofing nails coming up on yore singles, …while my equipment is in the neighborhood, I could see about that for you.” One I named Bicycle Billy who persisted, finally picked on very old widow woman in neighborhood like at 10 pm. She has several grown sons in area and lifetime good old boy political ties…have not seen Bicycle Billy in a long, long time.

  5. minuteman26 says:

    A mass killing we seem to forget is Waco. Many children died in that debacle. And who did the killing? Believe if was our federal govt, led by Clinton, Reno, BATF, FBI et al. A situation like that can’t be allowed to happen again. Checked the distributer I usually by my firearms from. They are sold out of all semi- auto rifles. Checked three on line ammo suppliers; all are sold out of 5.56/223 and 308 rifle ammo. Obama has definately got this country’s attention. Civil war Barry?

  6. Katie says:

    The worst school killings were in 1927 when a deranged man blew up the elementary school in Bath Michigan. But that doesn’t suit the murderous intentions of the left.

  7. Hgpsurf says:

    We’re dead meat if we ever give up our guns. Maybe I’m paranoid but I can’t help but go back to Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground discussing killing 25 million Americans that wouldn’t be converted after they take over. Well, they are taking over and the current president had (maybe still has) close associations with Bill Ayers. Could this have anything to do with massive purchases of hollow points by the government? If it does then giving up our guns would mean we are giving up our lives.

  8. Chief says:

    Actually, it’s been 13 years since Australian gun law was originally changed. In 1996, the government banned some types of guns, instituted a buyback program and imposed stricter licensing and registration requirements. Gun ownership rates in Australia declined from 7 percent to 5 percent. Another law in 2002 tightened restrictions a bit more, restricting caliber, barrel length and capacity for sport shooting handguns.
    As far as the stats… I am unable to comment on those..

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