I know the arguments against gun control – cities with strict gun laws actually have more crime, and in any case, the second amendment to the US Constitution gives us the "right to wear weapons. " to a more peaceful country or, elsewhere, the world?
If you asked for a personal solution, I would say, "Eliminate them completely." But I am also realistic. I understand that it will not happen. There are too many exceptions – police, army, etc. – for this to become a reality.
However, we can certainly do better than what we saw recently in Congress, when a minority of senators rejected two bipartite bills that would expand the firearms history audit and ban certain firearms. semi-automatic weapons inspired by military attack weapons. (Can any one tell me, please, why the average person in the community where my family lives – or any other American community from anywhere else – would need to A semi-automatic firearm designed on the model of a military assault weapon?)
We have to do something besides drawing our course of action in the sand and bothering others to cross it.
Two senators tried to get there. Senators Joe Manchin (DW. Va.) And Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Firearms Owners and Rights Defenders of the Second Amendment, attempted to break through these lines by proposing the amendments that were ultimately made rejected. I congratulate them. But that did not work. The amendments required 60 votes to be adopted by a 100-member Senate. This meant that the Democrats and Independents in favor of the amendments, who hold 55 seats, needed the support of some of their Republican counterparts for the amendments to be adopted. They did not get those five votes. Who knows why?
Tell me, members of Congress, why is it so difficult to work together to find a solution? Are you afraid of not being re-elected? Will you lose donations? Are you determined not to move because something has been proposed by someone from outside your party? Tell me, are some of these things more important than the lives of those who are affected by gun violence? Your inability to work together to find a solution certainly sends this message.
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