Sarcastic wrote:Making sure only the right people get can get weapons is one way to help the problem and, as I said, it does not have to affect regular people.
The problem with this line of argument is that it is entirely dependent upon the presumption that legal purchasers of firearms are then turning around and using them to commit crimes. That's just not the case.
I do personally support the expansion of background checks to cover all handgun sales. But not because I think it will have any sort of deterrent effect on crime.
Sarcastic wrote:I do believe that every purchased gun should be recorded in a national database. I don't see anything wrong with that.
When the ACLU is sounding the alarm bells about potential violations of civil liberties and privacy rights in a gun control measure, there is something amiss with the measure.
Sarcastic wrote:The pro-gun side, imo, is too combative in this regard.
As has frequently been pointed out, that's largely a by-product of being asked to surrender a measure of individual liberty.
Imagine: "There have been far too many riots incited by hate speech of late. We should curtail the speech rights of everyone to make sure this number is reduced." That doesn't seem..... logical, does it?