All civil rights also get fit into a framework of public safety. Not a single one of them is above laws which shape them.
If the current laws aren’t protecting the public then you keep adjusting them. You don’t throw the whole thing out. That’s like eliminating all traffic laws just because car accidents keep happening regardless.
I have always been a gun owner, I am a moderate liberal. I support COMMON SENSE gun laws. I support sporting weapons, self defense and security weapons. I don't believe America has so much "mental illness" that it is the reason we have hundreds killed every year. If the killers were only able to get weapons that had to be reloaded every 5-14 shots we COULD cut down seriously on the "mental illness slayings" because a "good guy with a gun" could, maybe, get his head up long enough to get a shot off! MOST of our "mental illness" is on the NRA side of Congress! First responders .... those "NICE guys with guns", shouldn't be allowed to be outgunned!
If common sense is not followed soon, the results will be WORSE for ALL of us gun owners. People are getting PISSED! We make laws that have drastically reduced deaths on the highways, we can make laws that DRASTICALLY reduce deaths by guns. (Without "taking away" our 2nd rights)! The right to bear arms doesn't mean the right to bear ANY arms we might "like" to.
1. gun rights.................................
(1) Do you support gun control or gun rights? I support gun rights but feel there should be more restrictions on how to get a hold of them.
(2) Do we have enough gun laws? no
(3) Will more gun laws make us safer? yes and no
(4) What new gun laws would you recommend?
(5) Why is there no need for more laws?
I feel like we should still be able to have guns, but there should be more regulations/ laws on them. People who have a mental illness should not have guns under no circumstances. I disagree with allowing teachers to have guns in school. What would happen if a teacher is going through problems at home? They would have easy access to guns to take out their aggression.
(1) Do you support gun control or gun rights?
(2) Do we have enough gun laws?
Yes, plenty. Plenty to do their job, anyway.
(3) Will more gun laws make us safer?
No, all more gun laws will do is restrict law-abiding citizens from obtaining weapons with which to defend themselves.
(4) What new gun laws would you reccomend?
(5) Why is there no need for more laws?
Mentally ill people can't obtain guns, previous domestic violence offenders can't obtain guns, and people under 18 can't obtain guns. Including the number of mag limits and the limit on what type of guns you can and can't own present, we have plenty of gun laws.
2: We have too many gun laws.
3 & 4: Short answer: No, at least if you're talking about laws to restrict who can own firearms or what firearms can be owned. Slightly longer answer: Removal of gun-free zones on public property, making gun safes and an annual safety course tax-deductible, and making firearm safety courses part of mandatory school curriculum, all would be steps in the right direction.
5: Because when you lay down arms, you choose to leave yourself at the mercy of others in the hopes that they will be fair, honest, and responsible based on the hopes that they will not have a gun (which is rather foolish wishful thinking) or that they're not dangerous without one. Hope is not a realistic plan. If no one is able to be the example of the responsible gun owner, no one will be able to put down the one person who buys a gun because they want to go on a killing spree, or builds any number of deadly objects from supplies at the local hardware store. By the way, a military grade flamethrower is entirely legal without registration, licensing, or background check. Google 'X-15 flamethrower'; you can get one delivered to your door by the weekend. You may be saying, "well, lets outlaw the flamethrowers, too." Problem: detailed instructions on how to build one are online. Including parts lists. Range 50 feet, runtime of a minute. Total cost is about $450, which is way less than an AR15 right now. How do I know all of this? I'm building one by the 4th of July. This is just one of many ways in which your friendly local hardware store is much, much more dangerous than your local gun store. So if you're going to be afraid of something, don't be afraid of inanimate objects, be afraid of people that actually have violent intentions, and then either choose to be a victim or be ready for them.
1) Gun control
2) No, because stats show something's not working. Law can be effective at or at least encouraging solutions to societal problems.
3) Yes. Being able to kill someone via something as simple as aiming and pulling a trigger should not be a readily available option, for the sake of our own impulses, not to mention crime severity.
4) I think a total ban would be ideal, though this is not only difficult but insensible to do immediately. Given the apparent distrust people Americans have for each other which others have led me to believe, I'd suggest a more gradual disarmament of all groups simultaneously, or at least a gradual downsizing to less deadly weapons
5) This isn't a position I'm willing to support personally, but from what I've heard, it's because guns are wanted in the first place. Some advocate for more guns such that everyone can defend themselves, both against crime and against the government, which is one of the reasons the right to bear arms was created, given America was founded on revolution. I think anti-government arms are irrelevant, but in the short term, self defense is a valid position. However I believe that the stats support long term results from increased gun restrictions.