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Robert Braeking

By your logic, Michael, why not disarm the police? It works in England.

Carlos Ponce

"In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'"
- Robin Williams

Doyle Beard


how about the school, police and FBI working together to keep each other informed of the people who should not have guns. If we cant enfore rules now how does another rule do anygood?

Jim Forsythe

"In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun" is not true. They do approach the use of firearms different than we do.
"Authorised Firearms Officers (AFOs) may only carry firearms when authorized by an "appropriate authorizing officer The appropriate authorizing officer must be of the rank of Inspector or higher.When working at airports, nuclear sites, on Protection Duties and deployed in Armed Response Vehicles in certain areas, 'Standing Authority' is granted to carry personal sidearms."

If you look at muder rates only, they may be doing something right.
"In 2010, the US had an average murder rate of 4.8 murders per 100,000 people—4 times higher than the UK’s rate of 1.2 per 100,000"

Jim Forsythe

"The only thing certain is that a real solution, one that makes people safer, will require more thought and compromise than either the right or left has displayed so far"

Gary Miller

No new gun laws until old gun laws are enforced. The 'after the fact' investigations of mass shootings have most often proved laws that could have prevented them were ignored. Nearly all failures involved mentally ill persons who were not added to the background check data base. DR's or police who failed to report killing sick people are as responsible as the sick shooter. The gun was not sick but it is blamed for the actions of the sick person who used it.

Paula Flinn

Emotionally abused people commit crimes also. I would like to see some preventative measures in the schools, such as teachers proactively addressing bullying and replacing it with acts of kindness and tolerance.
The most important thing I did last Friday was to address a bullying situation in the classroom and shut it down. I made the regular teacher aware of it this morning. An ounce of prevention....

PD Hyatt

Bullying is as old as the world is and I doubt that no matter how much you try to get rid of it, it will always be here until the day that the Lord returns.... Even the progressives who say that they are against bullying, do their best to bully people into believing their perverse and bankrupt ideas....

Gary Miller

The DNC and GOP ideas to address the problem of violent crimes, mass shootings included, are so different it looks like the NRA will again have to come up with something that works. Enforcement of current laws must be part of the solution. Not enforcing new laws is not a solution.

PD Hyatt

If the left actually wanted this to stop they could stop it quickly. Taking away our rights will solve nothing and in fact it will only compound the problem, for without our 2nd Amendment rights all of our other rights would soon fall by the wayside.
What is so asinine about some of the stupid laws that they are wanting to make is that if you are not 21 you can not buy a rifle.... Really? I have a nephew who is serving in the Marines shooting far more power than anything he can buy and when he joined he was only 18.... If you have to be 21 to own a gun then you should not be allowed to serve until you are 21....

Cary Semar

I am a lefty and I actually want it to stop. What can I do to help?

Paula Flinn

The military trains people with guns. That’s the difference. Not all 18 year olds are mature enough to get the training on their own. Owning/carrying a gun requires proper training, a responsibility as well as a right.

Carlos Ponce

18 year olds used to have people called "fathers" to train them. In place of an absent father, a male (or sometimes female) adult can train them gun marksmanship, safety and responsibility.
What does responsible rifle training involve?
See "Rifle Shooting Merit Badge"
http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/meritbadges/rifle-shooting-merit-badge.asp
What is the age requirement? Any Boy Scout can try to get any badge. Some are 11, some are 12, some are 13.
Should 18 year olds be allowed to DRIVE? A lot more deaths there.
Teen Driver Car Accident Statistics
In 2013 there were 2,524 motor vehicle related deaths among teens.
In 2015, 2,333 teen deaths. In 2016, 2820.

Gary Miller

Raising the age to buy a rifle to 21 is silly. Most young hunters get their first long gun as Christmas or birthday presents when 13 or 14 years old. If they don't have the gun they want by age 20 there are 300 million for sale on the street if he(she) has the cash.

Gary Miller

The perfect law liberals should pass? Make it illegal for a criminal to break any law.
LMAO
Stupid liberals think they can find a law that criminals won't break.

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