Our gun problem can only be controlled by ‘Gun Registration,’ plain and simple.
Banning assault weapons and large capacity clips also will not help us with our gun problem. There are too many assault weapons or large capacity clips on the street already. Banning them will only increase the value of the existing supply. So why are politicians debating the issue when anybody with half a brain knows we are not ready for real gun control and it might take a constitutional amendment to fix the problem?
Nobody said Democrats were clever.
The Right will fight any changes in the face of any opinion polls that say most folks want some changes because they think it will help them more than hurt them in their next election. The Left tries to move the debate forward because they are real stupid when it comes to understanding there are issues that will not move forward but will hurt them in the next election.
I call them lame issues. Kind of like closing Gitmo, authority for using Drones to kill citizens, passing Card Check for Unions and controlling guns with Background Checks.
We have something in the neighborhood of 300 Million Guns on the street and nobody knows where they are or who owns them. According to gun guys, it is our constitutional right to own these guns and it is also our right to own them anonymously. The second amendment talks about guns and militias in such a way that nobody knows how SCOTUS will rule on any serious gun control.
So we register cars and require insurance but an assault weapon in Arizona can be carried anywhere and carried concealed. Any gun owner can sell or give their gun to a bad guy who causes damage to a good guy with no recourse for the victim.
If somebody uses my car and causes damage…problem. If somebody uses my gun and causes damage…no problem. What a country.
Serious gun guys also have a fear of the Government taking their guns away and that is why they will not register their guns. They will tell you that is how Hitler was able to kill all the Jews.
Really! Oh yes! They will play that card!
Truth is, if the Jews had guns and they had tried to fight with the Germans, they probably would have died sooner. Hitler would have had a reason the kill them because they were waging war against the government. Please do not try and reason with the serious gun guys on this issue. It’s like arguing with a 5 year old.
To be Brutal, to be Frank, we just are not ready for real gun control and the only way to win the war against guns is to make it a winning issue on the ground at election time. This just happened in Chicago, where Megyn Kelly beat Debbie Halvorson, thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and his money.
All Democrats please stay away from this issue unless you can win an election supporting gun control. Don’t give the Right an easy win. We have bigger fish to fry.