The father of one of the Virginia Tech shooting victims asked state lawmakers Monday to pass better gun laws and close the legal loopholes that allowed a student gunman to skirt Virginia's mental health system.
why not just enforce the laws we already have rather than make new ones??? geez...more laws always makes sense...
i really think that if this kid was that convinced in his own head that he was going to do that, he would have found a way, no matter what...but thats just my opinion, and i have many...and you know what they say...opinions are like a-holes, every one has one and they all stink...
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You're right, it's not gonna stop a determined person. I understand that the families of the victims of this tragedy are hurting right now and they think guns was the cause. They need to look at how this guy slipped through the cracks and didn't get proper treatment instead of trying to take away rights of law abiding citizens.
One problem in the VA Tech shooting was that the perp illegally falsified the BATF form. A new law would not necessarily stop that again.
Look, the feds can't get you a passport in 8 to 12 weeks and thousands of summer travelers have had to cancel their plans because of the snail's pace of the federal government's operations. What makes anyone think that they will be more efficient in keeping up any database?
A huge problem is that anyone who is denied a purchase permit by a local sheriff gets put in the NICS database. Anyone who ever felt suicidal in their life and sought help will be permanently disbarred, often years later, from ever owning a firearm. Any veteran who suffered post traumatic stress disorder will be in the database and denied the right to purchase a firearm.
Guns aren't the problem People are. Gun laws prohibit law abiding citizens from owning guns. Criminals will always find guns. If not guns BATS, STICKS, BALLS. or anything that will kill or hurt someone. Look at the stuff that is found in the countries tightest MAX prisons.
Polticos don't want the truth they like buffaloing people into believing that no guns is the answer. Well if and it's a big if the citizens of these United States keep their heads in the sand as the have been doing. I hope I'm not around when "Clancey lowers the Boom."
I would be all for keeping guns out of the hands of people proven to be psychotic or truely crazy. BUT, I would want to see a very, very, VERY descriptive outline of what they consider "mentally inable to own or purchase a firearm" and methods and practices of providing proof of that fact. I don't want them to deem people 'crazy' at their whim, same as I don't want them to deem anyone 'terrorists' at will.
Very thin ice here, and we must be vigilent to not over-step conjecture for conclusion.
"Excuse me, you have a little Anti-Gunner in your teeth there. You might want to floss it out."