It may surprise everyone who reads TGA, but I don’t see any significant benefit in making semi-automatic weapons illegal. It didn’t work with dope it won’t work with guns.
That being said . . .
We do need to address the process for acquiring and keeping certain types of firearms.
In every state in the US, everyone must purchase a license to operate their car on state and federal roads. In Florida, I must have my car inspected for safety and emission standards once a year. Once these terms and conditions are satisfied, I can operate my car on the road.
Wouldn’t it seem reasonable to regulate the long term ownership of semi-automatic firearms in some type of fashion? Normal people don’t see annual licensing of our cars as infringement of our freedom, why would we see it differently for guns?
It can take anywhere from 30 to 70 days for a gainfully employed wage earner to go through the process of mortgaging and purchasing a home. Forms, background checks, credit checks; the list goes on.
We do not see our freedom being assaulted because lenders want to protect their cash from people not responsible to handle it. Why would we see our freedom assaulted because society wants to protect its citizens from crazy people with assault rifles?
It can take 60 to 90 days and about $100 for me to purchase a passport so I can go stay at the Fort Garry in Winnipeg. Then, I have to renew this every few years, even if I only want to go there one more time.
Is it such an infringement on our freedom that the process of purchasing and maintaining the privilege of owning semi-automatic guns should require a semi-regular government review and perhaps a financial commitment on the part of the owner to continue this ownership?
And lastly, there is something wrong in a society where the process to adopt and give a warm and loving home to a non-infant or handicapped child is lengthier and infinitely more difficult than the process to purchase a semi-automatic firearm that can change the lives of innumerable children and adults forever.
This is one where I don’t have a proposed answer other than the horror taking place in the United State on an all too frequent basis doesn’t seem to happen in other Western countries.
What we do doesn’t work.
How many children must we bury before we as a society make some type of change?
Today’s Gay Agenda: Blessed be the memory of these dear souls, and may their loved ones at some point find peace and comfort before their journey on this earth ends.