I would like to extend my sympathies to all of the victims of gun violence in this country. Life was not intended to be this disastrous and should not have to be this way.
If ANY dangerous/illegal situation is not nipped in the bud or in it’s infancy, sooner or later they grown so strong and out of control, they may be impossible to bring back under control.
Just like so many other amendments in our Constitution that have been taken out of context to benefit the criminal nut-cases; the second amendment intent was NOT drafted to protect people who own automatic weapons. At the time it was written, there was no such animal.
The guys that wore the wigs, that carefully crafted the Constitution for the betterment and protection of the American people, never envisioned that there would be so many crazy son-of-a-bitches in this country that would abused their labors of love in the manner it has been. That does not only applying the 2nd amendment.
Going over the Constitution, there are so many laws that are antiqued and do not apply to modern society (2018). Each one should be critiqued to adjust to present times and conditions. Consequently, because they are so outdated, the criminals twist, turn, manipulate and take advantage of them for their advantage.
For the people that do not know the difference between an automatic weapon and a conventional weapon; it is very simple. Just as the name implies; when a person pulls the trigger on an automatic weapon and holds it back, the weapon fires continually until the weapon runs out of bullets. Some magazines hold 30 rounds or more. With a conventional weapon, the person has to pull the trigger for each round they want to fire.This makes an automatic weapon much more dangerous than a conventional one.
The standard magazine capacity is 30 rounds. There are also 10, 20, and 40-round box magazines, as well as 75-round drum magazines. The AK-47’s standard 30-round magazines have a pronounced curve that allows them to smoothly feed ammunition into the chamber.
Mission Impossible used to be the name of an old TV series. In my opinion, the USA has gone so far and neglected SOME very important issues regarding the guns law (and others) ; it would be Mission Impossible to try and turn things around.
It is like the 900 pound guy that is trying to get back to normal. When he was 400 lbs he had a chance – 500 lbs still OK – 600 pounds does not look good – 600 pounds, start digging the hole – 800, go see your local undertaker. Moral of some story; somethings are neglected for so long and get so out of kilter, they may be well beyond repair or salvation. Getting them to normal may be out of the question.
Estimates vary, but some show there are over 5 – 10 million automatic weapons on the streets, not in Afghanistan, but in the USA.
I am a gun advocate and DO have a conceal and carry permit for my protection and my family. BUTT, I am DEAD against anyone from owning an automatic weapon. It is NOT a weapon that hunters need for deer or even bear hunting. They are weapons of death and destruction.
The only people that should be allowed to own anything but a conventional single shot weapon is the military and law-enforcement.
If a law was passed today against anyone but authorized people owning an automatic weapon, (it never would) the biggest CHALLENGE we would have, it would 100 years to may be clear the streets of all the illegal weapons.
BUTT; the has to be some sort of imitative made. Doing nothing is senseless.
1st: step in the right directions would be; to make the manufacturing of, sale of and importation of automatic weapons in this country; punishable by LIFE in prison plus 10 years.
2nd: set up a time period for everyone owning such a weapon to turn them in, no penalty attached. After the grace period, allow the authorities, cops and the military to legally go after anyone that is known to have such weapons. Use of force will depend on the opposition; nothing is out of bounds. The Penalty for owning such a weapon, even if a crime was not committed, 10 years in the slams. Better start building a lot of new prisons.
The only possible reason I can come up with that Joe Blow, average citizen, has to owning an automatic weapon, is to defend themselves against the outlaws that own them.
Touch situations call for tough measures. If these steps are not taken, the FAT MAN certainly will be 6 feet under.
Moral of the story:
Somethings left unattended, are so out of kilter, they may be well beyond repair or salvation. If this country does not start somewhere; there will never be any chance of a resolution to this gun violence cancer that is literally KILLING this country. More importantly; the slaughter of our young ones.
In the year 2018, it is beyond imagination or comprehension, parents can not be sure if they will see their kids come home from school safely or not.
Take my word for this. As sure as I am sitting here hitting 3 keys at once with my stubby fingers; there are 100’s if not 1,000’s of other nutcases locking and loading, wanting to get their names on the evening news. Just how sick and demented has our society become???
At every turn, there are so many negative influences out there for the younger generation, including the media, a change may be insurmountable. When all is said and done folks; it is all about the $oldi.
COLD HARD FACTS: For all of the fools out there that are opposed to making changes in the laws for the betterment and safety of our country; be careful of what you wish for, you or a loved one may be next.