posted by friendfromlowry
Like Lalely, I'm also ignorant on guns and know as much about them as I do walking on the moon. But it'd be nice if every time this happened, we couldn't look back on the shooter and list a half-dozen red flags why he shouldn't own/be able to purchase a gun in the first place. I know the common defense to more gun laws is we'd be fine if we enforced the ones we already have. Okay, fine, let's fucking do it already then.
It's just mindblowing. Kids shouldn't be shot up anywhere, let alone at school FFS. What a world we live in.
I agree. Enforcing the current laws is much better than proposing new laws that will not be enforced properly.
posted by Laley23
I don’t mean to come off as disagreeing with you here, but I don’t particularly care about gun crime as a whole. I care about mass shooting/domestic terrorist acts.
lol, i don't care if you disagree with me. Anyway, that's why I call it cherry picking. Somehow many more people dying via guns is not as important as a mass shootings, which doesn't nearly happen as much comparatively to all gun deaths? Both instances people are dying, except overall more people die from the former. When people do this, it tells me they truly don't care about decreasing gun crime, which you admitted. Having a hierarchy for types of murders seems ridiculous to me. But even caring only about mass shooting and domestic terroirst acts, the shooter could have had a pistol and done just as much damage. So again, the AR15 is not the issue. I stand by my proposed solution. I think it would also go a long way with decreasing mass shootings as well.
posted by Laley23
I don’t like this argument. Yes, initially there will be too many banned firearms still on the streets and in the hands of bad people. But, overtime that would dwindle and dwindle.
But it wouldn't. If it were that easy to get illegal guns off the streets and out of the hands of shitty people, they would have done it by now. Banning it from law abiding citizens isn't going to make it easier. This is why you shouldn't cherry pick the mass shootings and actually care about all gun crime.