Gun laws to change…will we be safer?

 

                    Today’s  hearing on gun control provided more evidence of the need for some additional common sense gun laws. Currently, some 40% of all gun sales are conducted with no background check. In this digital age, a proper gun check takes less than 5 minutes. You can debate how many rounds of ammunition are enough for legitimate protection..6 shots or maybe 10…but 15 or 30 rounds at a time is excessive and imprudent. These two debate points will lead to some wiser gun policies…but will it be enough to make a real difference in today’s world?

     Based on current trends , and despite a  well-meaning bi-partisian efforts upcoming, civility is overwhelmed by violence. Just today with the gun hearings on going, another shooting in Arizona, and a 15 year old that participated just day’s  earlier in the president’s inauguration, killed in Chicago….by a bullet. Chicago has no gun stores in its large city, but has the most deadly gun deaths in the country. Change in our nations wild-west mentality gun owner’s are king is overdue. Also way overdue, is a comprehensive approach to our nation’s out-of-control violence epidemic.

    The Internet is a phenomenon that continues to alter the course of history. Every 13 year old kid with a smart phone knows how to google this, Wikipedia that…and with minutes has access to information and photographs that a older generation never was exposed to. This country is woefully unaware of the dangers we allow our impressionable  youth to access. For decades we’ve protected our youth with R  and X rated movie restrictions, but the cyber-world renders these attempts at protecting impressionable youth’s as obsolete.

    All smart phones being used by adults less than 17, should include net nanny restrictions that leave access to pornography and debauchery impossible .While new more modern gun laws are necessary, so is a stepped-up protection of our youth in the non- brick and mortars “streets”. Only a multi-faceted approach to hardware and software reform will make a difference. Just like we need to temper some “2nd amendment rights” for the greater good…so must some “1st amendment rights” be adjusted for the greater good of the country..and slow down this country’s consumption of mind and soul altering information.  As Gabby Gifford said today, it’s time for some bold action..by our political leaders and mom’s and dad’s alike. The gun law’s will change, but will America?





2 comments on “Gun laws to change…will we be safer?

  1. Let;s assume your numbers are right. What would you do to increase civility?

  2. Jordan Rockwell on said:

    “Currently, some 40% of all gun sales are conducted with no background check.”

    Nope, it’s less than 5%.

    “In this digital age, a proper gun check takes less than 5 minutes.” Yeah, if you’re fast-tracked, which none of us are. It would ordinarily take 24 hours, but then you have the “cooling off” period, which is dangerous and stupid, though well meaning.

    “You can debate how many rounds of ammunition are enough for legitimate protection..6 shots or maybe 10…but 15 or 30 rounds at a time is excessive and imprudent.”

    Wrong again. People who think you only need 6 shots know nothing about firearms, ballistics, or how things actually go down in a firefight. They watch, “The Walking Dead” and think everyone can get a headshot time after time like a video game.

    “These two debate points will lead to some wiser gun policies…but will it be enough to make a real difference in today’s world?”

    Nope, it’ll make things worse. I would encourage you to read the following and reexamine your positions.
    http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/

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