Loc: Alexandria, VA
Okay, so here's what i don't get:
The pro-gun position is "guns don't kill people, people kill people" ... so let's tackle just the "people" side of things:
If the solution is preventing people with criminal or mental issues from obtaining guns (as opposed to getting rid of guns themselves), how does that happen without checking those person's backgrounds?
And since you don't know beforehand who those people are, how can you identify just those people without running a check on every person wishing to buy a gun?
In short: how do we prevent the "bad guys" from having guns without a check of some sort?
Reboot once called me during a tangle for being "UNhippy-like" to which I replied, "Don't ever try to pigeon-hole me!"
Now allow me to elaborate: "San Fran Hippy" = all Peace & FlowerPower "N.Y.City Hippy" = A Much Tougher Breed.
I said I never made it to Woodstock because I'd "stayed home to hold down the fort"... "THE FORT" the Digger's Free Store in the Bowery. I was easy to pick out, I was the cute one with the big boobs, and a shotgun across her knees guarding the 13-17 y.o. run-away kids left in her charge.
I'm still not "gun-shy", in fact I went on to TEACH Marksmenship to our Scout Group.
I was elected "The person you'd least want to be running away from in a fire-fight."
That Sed: I don't want guns in our household ...even though I'd have no problem with the background check... For the same reason, a matter of Self-Policing just like I never allowed myself to do HARD Drugs (because I KNOW I have an addictive personality) I won't allow guns in our home because I KNOW I have a "Hair-Trigger-Temper".
but given certain situations, if it came down to it, I'd be the person you'd most want to "have your back" if necessary.
and yes, I can lay my hands on assault weapons with 100 round drum clips at a moments notice. ...but they're better off where they are...
You kind of got off track. When MrB said "From what I gather from the chief is that this happens at these things" he was talking about the second line parades in NOLA that they mentioned in the article, they happen all of the time down there. "These things" wasn't referring to Mother's Day parades.
Many are pretty buzzed one way or another in the second line.
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