|Authored by: celtic_hackr on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 02:00 AM EST|
|Something I've been promoting here and elsewhere since this occurred. However|
I'm not convinced that banning assault weapons is the other option. There are
other things that can be done, and indeed there are more than simply two paths.
A comprehensive solution would likely see the most benefit.
1) Force a sane education/training/handling/care/maintenance requirement. With
2) Real checks on purchasers,
3) restrict/ban certain weapons (maybe), or create classes of owners, where
highly qualified owners are allowed certain classes of weapons (something we
already do with explosive/flammable chemicals),
4) develop a real health system that covers everyone, fully. So we can,
hopefully, treat/catch people like this.
I'm sure more options could be thought up. The problem is implementing 1,2 &
3 without 4 probably won't fix anything, but only make things harder for
legitimate users of guns. All for the false sense of security it provides. But I
could be wrong. I'd love to be wrong, as 1, 2, and/or 3 are the only likely
outcomes in our political climate.
Based on 9/11, I doubt it. PS. I lost family in 9/11.
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