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Background Checks Won’t Make Us Safer

Neal from PA Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:47 AM
Laws are made to protect you…this is a MISNOMER…show me one law that actually protects you. Laws are made to deter and punish the criminal act after it has been committed, not before. Laws made by moral people are for moral people; criminals only respect the laws they want too. When a lawbreaker breaks the law he suddenly has rights to protect him…what about the victims of lawbreakers, where are their rights. They have none, only a Government that says it is protecting you. The only person that can protect you from criminals is…YOU!
Raven1958 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 2:10 PM
Well said... We need look no further than our great and powerful drug enforcement laws. Still one of the hottest arrest rates in the world, and yet we have very strict laws regarding the sale/distribution/manufacturing/transportation of these illicit drugs. Why you might ask? Because criminals do not follow the laws, thus the reason we call them criminals.
Felipe8 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 2:02 PM
Well said. I have never heard of a law jumping in front of a bullet or disarming a criminal before his actions. How the law worked for Nicole Simpson Brown & Goldman or Amanda Collins. Now it worked wonders for Charles Manson.

In April of 2007, a mentally disturbed student showed up at the campus of his school, Virginia Tech, brandishing two semi-automatic pistols, and murdered 32 students, teachers and school employees and wounded 17 others. Then he took his own life.

It was the one of deadliest mass shooting incidents in American history.

The nation was in shock, as it is now following the December mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The press and public outcry was the same then as now. How can we stop horrors like this from occurring? We’ve got to stop criminals and...