Five people, including the shooter, are dead after a shooting at an Orlando, Florida business headquarters. This shooting comes just one week before the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
Once again gun control needs 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 sane 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 to hunt with, 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.
But sanity is no longer the major component of the huge swath of this nation. As such gun violence plays a role in our lives and the NRA grins as they know they control those who could make a difference with the laws of the land.