Can we talk about guns for just a second?
Regarding the Las Vegas shooting:
Automatic assault rifles do not need to be legal in the United States or anywhere else. Yes, yes, the right to bear arms is a Constitutional right. Okay, no problem. Personally, I’m not a fan of handguns, shotguns, rifles, semi-automatic weapons — actually, I’m not a fan of any guns, but… fine. With some protections in place, fine. But c’mon, most gun owners say they have a gun either for protection or hunting, and…
HAVING AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON IS NOT EXACTLY SOMETHING YOU’RE GOING TO CARRY ON THE STREET FOR PROTECTION, OR TAKE INTO THE WOODS TO SHOOT DEER.
And yes, yes, criminals will get the guns / weapons they want anyway, I know, but can’t we at least make it harder for them to get their hands on weapons like these in the first place? When I’ve been playing too many games on my iPad, I put it in the other room — out of sight, out of mind. It doesn’t prevent me from playing, but it helps. It’s a simple principle of psychology. And studies have shown that people who put their candy in their desk drawer instead of on top of their desk eat significantly less of it. Can’t we *at least* make it harder to get guns? Please??
Stop being brainwashed by the g*ddamn NRA.
My European, Canadian, and down-under friends are all just baffled about gun laws in the U.S. A kind of, “What the hell is wrong with you people??” attitude. I want to be a patriotic American, but it’s hard when we continuously do stupid things to ourselves.
Love this video that illustrates why our gun laws need to be updated. It illustrates the kind of gun the founding fathers had in mind when the Constitution was written: