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What Gun Control Means

June 18, 2015

In December 2011 I wrote what I meant when advocating for gun control.

Once again, the issues need to be stressed.

I want to see an end to the high-capacity ammunition clips that are meant solely to be used for the killing of people.  My readers know, the same ones anyway, that the only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly.  As such these high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market.

Limit the types of guns that can be manufactured, and do the same with ammo.  No one is talking about ending hunting, but the so-called dum-dum bullets and hollow-point bullets, and types of weapons that are designed to slaughter people are not the ones folks are taking out to the woods in Wisconsin to kill a deer, therefore drastically limit their manufacture.

I support coded ammo to track who purchased it, and also having laws on the books that would place a penalty for those who do not lock their guns up, thereby creating ‘an attractive nuisance’.

I want to see the assault weapons ban again the law of the land.

Finally I want funding to be restored, the funding that the NRA chokes off,  for federal research on gun violence.

These are the themes I want to see enacted for meaningful gun control.

2 Comments
  1. June 20, 2015 12:07 PM

    Lets get back to reality and make clear that a society relying on the average person needing to carry guns to stop violence is a sign of a society where institutions have broken down. I am not sure how much you know about or read about nations in Central America where they do have guards with guns everywhere and the gun death rates are deplorable. The bottom line is that study after study have consistently found places with more guns have more violent deaths–and that includes suicides. To also repeat one of those stats that can not be stated enough and that is women and children are more likely to die if there’s a gun in the house. Let me make clear for folks who read comments on blogs….the more guns in an area the higher the number of shootings and deaths.

  2. June 20, 2015 10:06 AM

    What is amazing is that most of these unfortunate incidents have all taken place in gun free zones.But if you want to live in the real world and not one of coded bullets or pretend if you ban so called assault weapons thinking that criminals are not going to have access just take a minute and look up Jeanne Assam and see what really will work to prevent these type of events from happening.

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