Someone brought up an interesting topic “Is there gun control in the United States”. I spontaneously found myself saying, “what gun control? Do they have gun control in the U.S.?”. Do they?
The last time we gave guns a thought, was when the news media picked up stories of mass shootings in the United States or as a matter of fact, the gun violence that’s starting to show up in Canada.
As Canadians, it was always said, “What happens in the U.S. will eventually happen here.” The general census were 10 years behind.
SO WHAT GUN CONTROL
What always comes after a gun shooting in the U.S. is a public outcry for gun control. US presidents would stand at their podium with a concerned look on their faces and say, “We will look into the problem and let’s get these guns off our streets.” That must be a standard protocol speech that gets circulated around the White House. Some of the Presidents truly seemed concerned, but they know not much can be done.
Controlling the gun problem is bigger and maybe, just a little out of their reach even for presidents. It’s an entity that has taken its own course in history, like a runaway train, not to be stopped or even slowed down. Certainly it is not something that can be remedied overnight. Even if the higher ups have the will power to take on such a task.
But you do have to wonder, what keeps the momentum going. Is it the peoples drive for guns and “more is better” attitude? Is it the mesmerizing power of holding a gun in your hand that binds a person to owning one? Or is it the Gun Advocacy groups that try and put a positive spin on owning guns, any guns, and the more the better, it’s for the good of your families?
Maybe it’s as simple as what George Washington said three hundred years back.
IT’S CALLED the 2nd AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_States
∞ “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” George Washington
BUT THAT WAS SO LONG AGO! Americans were fighting the English back then. Washington wanted all the colony militia’s to be armed and ready, that made total sense, back then.
So gun control in the United States might just be a little out of reach for any kind of change.
When U.S. president Donald Trump came out and said he has the solution to the gun control problem in schools, all he said was “Let’s HAVE MORE GUNS” ( Arm the teachers is what he said ”)
One of two things could be true.
#1 Somebody higher ups must have monetary Interest in gun manufacturing, or
# 2 The problem is so deep rooted, it’s in the DNA of all Americans and if that’s the case, it will take a long time to extract that from a person blood stream.
Make no mistake, there is big money in gun manufacturing and I don’t know if you would ever get an accurate dollar figure on how big a business it really is. So, what gun control?
The mentality of Gun Advocacy groups has this slogan,
THE GUN DOESN’T KILL, IT’S THE PERSON USING THE GUN THAT KILLS.
That’s a good argument, however; the temptation is always there. We mortals have a flaw. We have a weak link in our DNA and they call it a mental breakdown. Some people just have trouble seeing right from wrong.
There are very few things in this world that you can hold, feel that has the strength or power, and that’s guns of any sort. “Weapons” and I use that term loosely, they have their own aura around them. They have a feeling all its own with strength and power over a man. Put in a mixture of an unstable individual, that’s just a bad situation. Remember , guns have one sole purpose!
Gun control in the U.S., What gun control?
In Canada our ex-Prime Minister Harper’s government tried a gun registry. The idea was, and I don’t think it had anything to do with buying or owning a gun, the government wanted only to keep track of guns in this country. (And of course take your money for administration fees.)
Like all politicians, I think their reasoning was sound by having every gun owner register his or her fire arm, put it in a data base for law enforcement to retrieve the information at any given time. But, Millions of Canadian dollars were spent in this department, just to keep track of these weapons and their owners.
The registry never worked out. The same leader that implemented the department, spent millions only to scrap and burn all the evidence. (I mean paper work.) It was never to be seen by the public again. One of our Provinces (Quebec) wanted to have their own type of gun registry. They asked the Federal Conservative leaders if they could have a copy of what already existed and they would try and improve on it for their province.
“SORRY, every copy burned” That was the reply from our Federal government. After years of collecting data, it was all gone, and millions of dollars spent. GONE.
Being a conspiracy theorist like I am, THAT part STUNK!
FUNNY HOW the US gun industry is making money selling arms to their own people and the Canadian government was making money just by registering what firearms we do have.
GUN LAW REFORM in the U.S.
Can the American government change the 2 Nd Amendment? Is it even possible? A 300 year old law, well, according to this web site (LIVE SCIENCE.COM), it is very well “POSSIBLE TO PROBABLE.”
It is said the second amendment has emerged as a dubious target in the U.S. gun debate after a March 27 New York Times op-ed by former Justice John Paul Stevens suggested that repealing the amendment would be a “simple” way to move forward gun law reform.
A survey conducted in February by The Economist and You Gov found that 21 percent of Americans favor repealing the Second, which reads
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TWEETED IN RESPONSE THAT “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED,”
GUN CONTROL IN THE U.S., WHAT GUN CONTROL?
ON ANOTHER ARTICLE:
Daily Phut Article Jun19 2018
More Guns Than Roses in the United States, India, and China:
Eighty-five percent of firearms worldwide are owned by civilians. In comparison, military stockpiles only account for thirteen percent of firearms and law enforcement a measly two percent. Out of the estimated billion (plus) guns and ammunition based weaponry, civilians have eight hundred and fifty million – the United States makes up forty percent alone. Second place goes to India, with seventy-one million registered firearms, and the bronze medal to China’s fifty million. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Japan, Indonesia, and Malawi all host less than one gun per hundred residents. In light of recent events, governments have been urged to control and regulate accessibility and implement legislature to control and track gun ownership across the globe.
THIS IS NOT OFF TOPIC, I swear, SO, DON’T TURN THE CHANNEL.
Ever wonder where all these cars are coming from that are on our highways. ONE auto manufacturers brags how fast they can produce a vehicle. The industry says that one car comes off their assembly line every minute, (give or take a few seconds) MY POINT BEING, How many guns come off an assembly line every minute, assuming more than one a minute, but still, that’s a lot of new guns on all our streets, weekly. Eh
“WE ARE LOOKING AT THE GUN ISSUE FROM THE WRONG ANGLE”
Hollywood made a popular movie years ago, (1984) and its about this very posting, old, but also a good MOVIE TO watch. The story line of this movie could be the reason why there is no Gun Control in the U.S.? “just a though” eH
(link) “Red Dawn” starring Patrick Swayze