Another Mass Shooting In America And Concrete Ways To Stop The Violence
Tonight America has yet another reason to hang our head in collective shame. We allow gun violence to happen by our silence and acceptance that the NRA can buy congress and control too many state legislatures.
Today four people were killed, including the gunman, and 14 others were injured after a series of shootings in rural Kansas.
So what can we do about the carnage and the endless supply of guns?
Simply put we need strict gun control in this country.
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 only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a gun 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 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.
We need to allow technology to be used to disallow anyone other than the owner from firing a weapon.
Finally I want funding to be restored, the funding that the NRA chokes off, for federal research on gun violence.
There is just no way a sane person can watch the weekly slaughter and remain quiet.