... requiring background checks for more gun purchases could help, but also could lead to more illicit weapons sales.
... banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines produced in the future but exempting those already owned by the public, as Obama has proposed, would have limited impact because people now own so many of those items.
... even total elimination of assault weapons would have little overall effect on gun killings because assault weapons account for a limited proportion of those crimes.
Isn't it time for the leftists to stop the alarmism and sit down to a rational discussion?
Don't hold your breath - their brains are unable to think rationally about any subject!!!
“Isn’t it time for the leftists to stop the alarmism and sit down to a rational discussion?”
With all respect, jda, I write this in reply to the question you posed: No. The question should never be allowed the first breath of life.
Whenever we permit the debate to take place we will lose ground. Thats backed up by history.
When someone wants to debate gun control it means only one thing. When asked to debate the issue we should say firmly that a Constitutional, God-given right cannot ever be up for debate. It’s non-negotiable no matter what stirred the question on it (which, the more I learn of it (CT), the more I highly doubt) or any other Constitutional, God-given right. None should ever be thrown up as debatable to begin with.
We debated the right to choose.
We debated prayer in schools.
We debated the “rights” of homosexuals.
We are debating ourselves to Hell in a handbasket by playing the fool and it must stop now.
Best Regards Always,