Yeah, killing 10 kids before needing to load another clip is plenty really.
I hate to say I told you so:
But: "David Hogg, a Parkland survivor who has since become an activist for the #NeverAgain movement supporting gun control, described his high school as 'like a prison'"
Also, too: "The goal, then, isn't to protect children, but to see if any solution to the problem of mass shootings at schools exists which won't require conservatives to give an inch to gun control proponents." (ibid)
Er, at a guess, people started using rifles to kill children in schools. Given that, maybe it's just me, but I don't think teaching children in high school to manufacture rifles is a particularly good idea. As I say, maybe it's just me...
I guess it depends on what you mean by taking a life. I'll leave it at that.
Danyel, get it done while its still dry.
Ive been working on taking down wallpaper today. Almost done with the second room & have three more to go. One of my staffers is back for a week from college. So I am having him dismantle everything so I can just work on wall paper. Fingers crossed that by mid next week we will have 6 rooms repainted.
When I have seen realistic suggestions for changes to gun legislation, I will discuss them with an open mind. I think limiting magazine or clip capacity is a good start, 10 round per clip is plenty really.
I cannot see any realistic way to ban semi-automatic weapons. Do you guys have any idea how many are out there? How many are out there unregistered, unaccounted for? How will LE every get control of them? I have several, bought from private sellers, inherited, traded for etc. How will that be regulated? Are we going to send the military door to door to find them all and confiscate them?
I would rather my tax money go to making the schools safer just like we do for all those "other" important places. It is so sad to think there are schools that don't have the budget to fix the roof, let alone install measures to protect the kids. I just can't fathom how that even happens.
I don't think there is an answer to this, or there are multiple layers of answers to this. What happened between the time my husband made a rifle in high school shop class and people killing children in school? What happened to us?
We have turned into such an intolerant and judgmental society. Our solutions are often to attack those we disagree with. What does that solve. You hate firearms, I love them; who is right? Whose feelings and emotions do we cater to? Whose feelings do we protect? Better to figure out how to keep bad people from doing bad things and stop worrying about what they do those bad things with.
I work in a prison. I see the criminal justice system at work every day. I see criminals get far more time for theft, fraud and forgery than for taking a life. This is what is wrong with us. How did that even happen? How does one driver with 15 DUI's get probation (again), while an old man with his first DUI gets 18 months in prison? How does embezzlement get 25 years and murder gets 8? This is what is wrong. The criminal justice system is broken and there is no justice.