Your thoughts on gun ownership? I think no one needs an automatic weapon. Guns should be regulated like cars: Owners licensed and trained and age requirements, insurance required, guns registered and licensed.
I own guns, as defensive weapons and tools.. There is no need for military assault weapons or associated armor-piercing shells and personal body armor. In the US, we are allowed to be armed against tyranny. And we are - by numbers! Allow us to maintain handguns and shotguns for self defense, rifles for varmint eradication and hunting, and we’d be set.
Here’s the thing (any right-wing crazies): there’s no such thing as ‘zombies.’ And we cannot arm ourselves, nor should we attempt to, as well as ‘our military.’ What, tanks? If & when, we would quickly become the equivalent of the French Underground of WW2 - guerrilla warfare with sighted in .22 long rifles is all it’d take to regain our freedom.
But for now, stop the slaughter ~
Thank you for this. It has come up in the past and will come up again. First off, gun ownership aside, the pro-gun people have no viable stand on their lobbying tactics that stopped funding to the CDC and NIH for gun studies. It simply shows they are hiding the indefensible.
I have a clearly visible sign next to my driveway that says this is a gun free area and NRA members are not welcome. I have gotten nothing but positive remarks on that sign. Our county does not allow rifles for hunting, only shotguns, muzzle loaders, handguns and bows. Most of the hunting grounds are also trails and my group, the BLM, puts orange vests and signs out warning hikers that it is hunting season.
I hate was guns has done to this country and donate money to bring simple laws to reducing the senseless violence. Our library has a used magazine shelf and I remove the (few) gun magazines and take them out of circulation. Did you know according to the NRA, there are 3 precious metals; Gold, Silver and Lead?! There is a new, semi?-automatic gun on the market and it is called "Saint". It boggles my mind how those who prophesize "Love thy Neighbor" and "He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword" are in bed with the gun manufacturers.
I can see that I am a minority. First off to own an automatic fire arm you have to be vetted by the ATF which is a long process and costs at least 200$ for the stamp. Secondly before buying the stamp one must first buy the automatic fire arm which there is a VERY limited supply, and were made I believe pre-1984. The auto weapon is very expensive, about 10K to 25K and perhaps more, and the money has to be given to a gun store who has a license to sell that type of weapon and then holds the weapon while you start the process of obtaining the stamp from the ATF. I don't have that kind of money to throw around, so I don't have one, but I wish I did. My son had the opportunity to shoot a military AR M16, and it sounded like it would be a fun target gun.
I strongly agree with you that owners should be TRAINED, and CERTIFIED, and that they are qualified for ALL gun ownership! I only say this because many have never been around a gun, and they could be extremely dangerous in unqualified HANDS. I guess that is all I have for now.
I would go further and say that no private citizen should own a pistol, assault weapon, or semi-automatic weapon. The only real purpose of such weapons is killing people. I am an Army vet and fired "expert with the M-1 Graand rifle. I also own a shotgun and a lever action rifle.
I'd be fine with gun ownership being as it was originally under the 2nd Amendment.
Single shot firearms. I know it's never going to go back to that, but that would be the ideal for me. I don't think anyone should possess any kind of semi-automatic weapon.
I agree with your entire comment.