Where and how do some of you guys find these websites? Maybe they are generic conservative websites, but I hope not, because the comments section is downright disgusting. I mean, really scary and abhorrent. How did you come across this site Navy?
I should have said universal background checks, including private transactions and at guns shows (that is a little redundant but you get the picture). Also, it is funny that we are told by the NRA and gun advocates that we cant compare the US to other country's gun control laws because of our unique culture preventing those policies from working as effectively... then turn around and use other countries as comparisons for why common sense policies are going to lead to total confiscation of their guns. If the public rejects further gun control, they will let it be known on election day. The slippery slope arguement is simple fear mongering. Are we culturally the same or culturally different than Canada and Australia? I wish they would make up their mind.
Interesting. On one hand autonomous weaponry protects and saves lives of our soldiers. On the other hand it eliminates or mitigates human capital as a deterrent to war, which could lead to more military conflicts.
Common misperception is that illegal guns in this country are being smuggled in from other countries like Mexico, or there is some guy in a basement making guns and selling them on the black market like drugs. The majority of "illegal"guns in this country are purchased legally. Adding background checks and mental health evaluations is good and I agree with that. But that still doesn't address strawman purchases. To do that you either need to issue firearm licenses (which may be unconstitutional because it was used as a mechanism to prevent african americans from owning guns after the ratification of the 14th amendment) or have a national registry. For whatever reason the NRA has convinced their robots that a federal registry means an inevitable confiscation of their guns. NRA is the king of slippery slope arguments. Any regulation is but a first step to taking everyone's guns. There is still the concern of criminals filing off serial numbers and such. But a registry may be able to narrow a search of someone who may be making strawman purchases on behalf of people who would otherwise not be able to obtain one. We should also challenge gun manufacturers to create new identifying mechanisms that are not so easily removed. Admittedly I dont know what that would look like or how that would work, but we have to make strawman purchases easier to investigate and prosecute. The suppliers of the guns on the street as well as the illegal guns in Mexico (who has begged us to revamp gun control because guns from the US are killing their people) is US retailers. That has got to change.