You know, I find it funny. Everyone always likes to talk about gun violence this, gun violence that. Is there something more noble about murder by knife, asphyxiation, bat or other blunt object? Why are we only worried about the murders that happen with a gun involved. Had this tragic event happened with a knife, would it be gathering this much attention? I recall the Santa Barbara murderer, he murdered just as many, if not more people with a knife and his car, than he did with his gun, yet he was always framed as a shooter, not a murderer.
Less guns = less gun violence, yes that is true. In the same way that less VW Clean Diesel vehicles on the road = less diesel vehicles on the road. The result is that there are still plenty of other diesel vehicles on the road, and there are still plenty of instances of violence and murder in the world, even in countries that have confiscated firearms.
Can anyone, show me a piece of legislation proposed by any lawmaker of any party, or can you show me your plan, short of total gun confiscation, that would have prevented an incident such as the one that occurred yesterday from happening? (not the specific incident, but the incident of a bad guy entering a gun free zone, with intent of murder) If you can, I’m all ears, because so far all I’ve heard is nasty rhetoric from folks who I’d guess have never had to fill out an ATF Form 4473, which is required for the majority of gun sales, both at a gun shop and at a gun show (all FFL’s require form 4473, and GunBroker.com requires a FFL transfer). Because with all of the talk about how we should stop bad guys and crazy people from obtaining weapons, ATF Form 4473 covers all of those and already bars them from doing so.
Finally, let’s be real, criminals do not follow the law. Even if we pass federal law to close the so-called “gun show loophole”, which more accurately should be called the “private party transfer loophole”, since all FFL’s/gun retailers selling at a gun show are required to perform a background check, and it’s only private party transfers that are exempt. What is to stop two bad guys from meeting in a back back alley to do an illegal gun transfer when no one is watching?
Once again, I want answers, show me proposed legislation, or show me your plan.