The mental health issue is only part of the problem. There also needs to be some common sense legislation limiting access to ordinance that is over the top. Not banning guns, but taking the over out of overkill. Yes, you can say that not guns, but people kill people. But if you subscribe to that premise, it follows that people with extended magazines or assault weapons kill even more people. It doesn't wash.
Thats what I am saying
We are looking at this problem the wrong way.
Not about more gun laws - rather about banning certain people from buying guns.
This perp already has displayed mental behavior that even a Wall*Mart did not want to sell him bullets <-- yet another one did.
No, I'm not saying what you're saying. No ordinary citizen — 8 to 80, blind crippled or crazy — needs access to excessive firepower. We have speed limits on our highways. Speed limits don't prevent you from driving. They are simply meant to deter you from driving faster than what is safe — for you and others around you. A ban on extended magazines does not prevent you from owning a gun. It is meant to deter you from causing unnecessary harm with the gun you have. That's got nothing to do with mental health.
Sadly some of these far right nuts want lots of guns and fire power in fear of the Federal Govt getting too authoritative .. remember all the signs at the Tea Party meetings about the" Tree of Liberty being watered with blood"? and some bozos (Tin soldiers) wearing side arms ?
Their delusion is that with their little "pop guns" they could never take on the US Army, Navy, and Air Force... they'd be taken out in a heart beat. Even if they had 1000 round clips. It's false "security" and rationale !
I think they've been watching too many Rambo movies !!
It's a matter of convenience for the most part. Like anything else. If it makes what one does easier then thatbis a plus. As an example, digital cameras or any cameras. Why do folks need 36 exposure film cartridges when 24 will do or even 12. Why not just have the old slides that had film on each slide. More is just more convenient.
Now in the digital ages we have 64G memory cards. Why do we need so large a card? Just more convenient to some. When i shoot with my Nikon d200 with a 10mp , only want 4g as I don't want my whole shoot on just one card in case te card goes bad and I lose the whole thing, but many folks do want those extended cards.
Same with mags for a handgun. As it is the anti-gun crowd wants us to equate anyone who has an extended magazine as shootemup killer. I think it is them that have been watching too many Rambo style movies. In fact, that is very much it. That's where they get their crazy arse ideas.
There are 10 kinds of people. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
Sorry MrB, I like and respect you a lot, but film and memory cards don't result in innocent peoples death. Besides studies show the best defensive weapon to protect your home is a 12 Gauge shotgun not a semi - with 31 shots. You don't even have to be a good shot with the former. . . like hand grenades and horse shoes - close is good enough !
I've never heard of anyone going on a killing rampage with a 12 gauge.
I'm sorry, pard, but you just jumped the shark big time with that response. A matter of convenience? You want mass murder to be fukkin' convenient? You compare photography to killing? Oh, wait, they're both referred to as "shooting". Silly me.
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