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Gun Violence -- Let's Shift the Odds in Favor of the Good Guys!

Icthelite Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:04 AM
Also, this is the perfect opportunity for the NRA to show they are much more in favor of responsible gun ownership than most gun owners are. A follow up program similar to what many countries require can do more good than anything and can be implemented faster than trying to change the constitution’s 2nd amendment. Leaving it to the present Administration to come up with a plan will only result in something that will take more money from the tax payer’s pockets. Their answer to all problems seems to be just tax it.

The unimaginable horror of Sandy Hook jumpstarts another "national conversation" about firearm violence. President Barack Obama, promising "meaningful action," said: "We will have to change. ... We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end."

Let's examine four of the "commonsense" measures frequently proposed by "gun control advocates":

One, closing the "gun show loophole." What gun show loophole? Restricted from selling at guns shows prior to 1986, a licensed dealer today requires a background check whether he sells guns at a store, a gun show or the back of his SUV.

Two, banning "high-capacity" magazines. One of...