Action stymied on gun violence

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There is no time like the present for our representatives to put aside party and lobbyist allegiances and come together for the greater good of the people.

They might not, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to make gun ownership harder for them.

Interestingly, detailed regulation of another instrumentality of death, the automobile, has not resulted in a government program to seize cars or trucks.

■ The NRA now opposes limitations on types of ammunition on the market, limitations of the sale of assault-type rifles like the AR-15, limitations on the sale of magazines with more than 10 rounds, expanded background checks for firearm purchases, more controls on sales of guns at gun shows, gun licensing, gun registration, an electronically searchable database to track the origins of firearms used in crimes, or a ban on bump stocks like those used in Las Vegas. Stephen at best has been termed as a mentally deranged man who just massacred 59 people in moments of insanity - insane people legally can not be held responsible for insane acts.

It is easier to manipulate a culture that is apathetic and hopeless, and of course no meaningful change can be brought on by that population, but that is how I feel with the issue of gun violence in America. We should make the same decision about assault rifles and other automatic weapons that have no legitimate sporting objective. Guns are as common in every American house as is the dishwasher.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 47,389 incidents involving firearms this year. A local news outlet called the new law "a hard-fought win".

They raise a valid point by stating that guns laws now on the books aren't working well when it comes to stopping violence. Something more than a no-brainer bump stock ban that all politicians can support without alienating their base of voters.

■ In 2014, gun suicides killed 21,334 people: 24 percent higher than 1999.

But if you are able to prove to authorities that you are a sane, sober, mature, responsible, law-abiding, property-owning resident of our state - and you can do so every year - we want you to be able to purchase whatever sort of firearm you believe you need, because firearms in the hands of people like you make our communities safer. Steven Paddock, a 64 year old millionaire - his background is the opposite of your typical mass shooter. Additionally, he possessed magazines that held 30 bullets each. Is that too many? "Gun control" for the law-abiding won't disarm these killers. Nobody should be permitted to have assault weapons. There should no longer be loopholes for itinerant gun shows or private sales.

The Route 91 Harvest country music incident in Las Vegas has been described as the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. Americans regularly discuss ways to prevent awful events from happening right after bad events have happened. I have been a gun owner since I was 18. "That certainly hasn't helped there".

Sarah Radie, 26, who lives in Las Vegas, attended the concert with three friends, all of whom escaped the massacre with only minor injuries. As officer Tim McCarthy might say, "Remember, the most unsafe part of any gun is a loose nut on the trigger".

While Leftists began exploiting the situation by howling for gun control before the bodies of the victims had even cooled, the president refused to be drawn into a political debate. For example, there is an assault weapons ban in Cook County.

If Hillary cares so much about the issue, she might take 10 minutes to learn something about it, but gun-controllers tend to be low-information advocates. The state is one of seven that requires licenses or permits to buy any firearm, and it's one of five that requires waiting periods for buying any firearm.

Between the guns in his hotel room and those in his two homes, the man had almost 50 weapons, all of them purchased legally.

There's solid evidence supporting the fact that being next door to Wisconsin and IN keeps Chicago criminals well-supplied with guns.

Four law enforcement strategies with proven potential to curb everyday gun violence - including Ceasefire and the "hot spots" model - are featured in our primer from August 2016, The Wonk's Guide to What Works, and What Doesn't, in Policing Violent Crime.

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