I might have accepted them. To simply suggest. "stop shooting each other" is a fantasy at best. Unfortunately we live in the real world and such things are not reality.
If it was as easy as you put forth, why hasn't possibly facing life in prison stopped it?
It is illegal, wouldn't that trump "stop shooting each other"?
I'm sure someone thought of your idea already, centuries before the US was even discovered.
When people speak of other nations that have very few homicides by firearms each year, it's generally toward countries that have stricter gun control laws, despite having similar "rights" in their bill of rights. It's harder to obtain a legal firearm and the citizens of those nations don't have a desire to carry a concealed weapon as if its a God given right.
It's a typical sense of entitlement simply due to a 230 year old document, written in a time when such atrocities. such as children on school shooting sprees, were not the forefront of society.
Thousands upon thousands of Americans die each year as a result of hanging on to this outdated BS and and yet Americans are scratching their heads as to why and how to reduce it?
You can't change it because it's sacred, you must abide by it, as it is sacred.
I'm not against guns ownership at all, I'm not against protecting one's property, loved ones or person, with enough force to stop the threat (in which case shooting any intruders often doesn't play a role at all).
I just don't like cowboys and gun toting clowns that are so ignorant and irresponsible that they can't recognize the problem beyond whining about the left wing in the process.
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