- 2 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I certainly wasn’t saying that we don’t have a gun problem, but I wouldn’t call it just a gun problem. Getting rid of the guns won’t stop these people from committing the ultimate crime, they’ll find another means to do it by. That’s why I was saying that stricter gun laws, such as background checks for an example, is only part of the equation. I cannot answer for all pro-gun people, only for myself.
As for your questions about “Trump signed into law the repeal of a measure that would have plausibly prevented certain classes of mentally ill people from purchasing firearms by allowing a new data source to be included the system that runs those background checks” – this is not black and white because it doesn’t tell the whole story. Note it says certain classes in the headline, the class in question are people incapable of managing their financial affairs. I’m not a physiatrist or phycologist, so I don’t know if these people were a danger to themselves or others, it’s not made clear. So no, I’m not just going to jump on a band-wagon and say these people should or shouldn’t have been on a list because I’m not an expert in mental health to be able to justify it either way. My opinion is of people that are a danger to themselves and/or others that have been classified in no way should be able to purchase firearms. Yes, while the President may not be moving into the direction of stricter gun law, my guess is that’s not the only reason people vote for a particular president.
Again, I can’t speak for all gun enthusiasts and my post overall was in no way solely about trying to educate people about guns. I only mentioned that at the end because of what we see in media. I agree that everyone – both pro and anti-gun people need to rally together, however the problem is always finding a middle ground where both parties compromise in this area.