When semi-automatic guns became available for sale to American citizens, we lost on gun control.
The Las Vegas shooting introduced the bump stock to the uninitiated. There are countless websites and books available on how to convert semi-automatic weapons to automatic fire.
A machine gun is still illegal for sale and has been since the days of Al Capone and fellow gangsters of the 1930’s. Why are semi-automatic firearms, which can be modified for automatic fire, allowable?
Ah yes, that good ole Second Amendment and the “right to bear arms” thing.
I’ve discussed it in another post and proclaimed it ad nauseum on social media. The “right” to “bear arms” – is no longer a necessity.
We’ve got 5 branches of the armed forces now, with advanced technology. There’s no need for citizens to run for their guns to protect this country. Those who proclaim they need to be armed because we’re vulnerable to an attack forget to realize our geography. Any strike would come in the form of a nuclear weapon. Their piddly guns would do nothing to stop it. There goes that excuse.
Afraid of an armed takeover by the government? Forget it, Bubba. That same technology would obliterate you and every one of your gun-toting buddies to smithereens. (P.S.-We’ve already been taken over by corporate America. Shhhh!)
For the majority of Americans, meat comes wrapped in little packages available at these modern inventions called grocery stores. Most people live within easy reach of them. Although some rural dwellers augment their diets with wild game, we don’t have to hunt for food any longer.
Testosterone dreams of many gun owners focus on protecting their home. You need an AR-15 for that? Balderdash! Get a shotgun. Depending on the shot loaded and the choke setting on the barrel you can either disable or kill an intruder. You can pretty much hit what you’re aiming for. Nothing will give an intruder a case of brown underwear faster than the sound of a round being ratcheted into the chamber. For a maximum surprise, keep one in the barrel (always with the safety on) and you’re good to go.
Hunters who insist they need semi-automatic guns to hunt – shame on you. You’ve got the advantage of a scope. It’s supposed to be a “sport,” not a massacre, right?
Oops – I forgot target practice. You can have a handgun or rifle with limited shot capabilities. There! You can go to the range and play Rambo.
There’s no limit on the number of guns or amount of ammunition one can have as evidenced in the Las Vegas shooting. Searches of homes of other perpetrators of mass killings revealed stockpiles far beyond the reasonable need of an average gun enthusiast.
There should be a limit.
That would not be an infringement of Constitutional rights.
We’ve lost gun control because too many people have these guns.
There’s no way to get them back.