Just Sayin' …Why is America so in love with guns?

Just Sayin' …Why is America so in love with guns?

In 2011, over half of all female gun homicide victims were killed by a domestic partner; people with domestic violence history are five times more likely to murder a partner when a gun is in the home.

While many still struggle to understand Paddock's motives, the narrative has shifted, as it usually does after these shootings, to whether more restrictions are needed on guns.

I'm sure our forefathers who drafted the Constitution, with their muzzle-loaders and single-shot rifles, could not foresee how naive, ignorant or hard-nosed gun advocates could turn a blind eye to the unimaginable horror a weapon capable of firing 700 rounds/minute can inflict on innocent lives. So if we are "one of a kind" out of 200 civilized nations a legitimate question to ask is "who's insane?" I believe that we must do far more than ever before.

We can be proud of the gun laws in our state. As such, they were somewhat endangered by possibly hostile Indians, bandits, or foreign forces of countries who thought our nation was ripe for takeover. The Second Amendment provides a collective right to gun possession, not an individual right.

Even fully automatic weapons are allowed, if registered.

It's a attractive thing to be able to boast of this clarity in life and thought, but really this issue is too simple for it to be a close call.As part of my personal effort to make a difference as a motivated NRA member, I would do things like stand up to my instructors in high school and college classes when they began to spew their anti-gun nonsense during lectures. Perhaps this is because America also has the highest number of guns per person; an astonishing 371 million firearms are owned by private citizens - they have 13% more guns than people. There needs to be action taken to resolve gun violence. A proposed assault weapons ban similar to the one that existed as law for 10 years beginning in 1994 failed by a much wider margin, 40-60. They also counted 108 times characters in the movies used automatic weapons. It needs to stop it.

And because gun owners are in the minority in America, it may be easier than you think.

You've heard the numbers time and time again.

We don't want to see another Las Vegas. Well, remember that in 2008 a razor-thin majority of the U.S. Supreme Court recognized this amendment as anything more than silly blather from a bunch of dead guys.

The gravity of America's gun problem became apparent once again the night of October 1 in Las Vegas when a lone gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort unleashed a barrage of bullets from a stash of weapons into a crowd of concertgoers below. That is enough arms to equip a radical Islamic terrorist cell. They along with Congress have failed us again. It's rare for a government official to be as honest and forthright as Gastesi was in Florida recently, but we should all remember his words the next time some politician or other gun control blowhard says we don't need our guns because we have the police. And the announcement today the NRA may support federal review of "bump stocks" - an incredibly modest step, meant to block real reform from moving in Congress - does signal a shift in the political climate.

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