Better than the usual anti-gun rant one would expect in the Independent, but Ms. Mair tries a little too hard to put herself above the gun debate. Well, I don't understand how any reasonable person could ask gun owners to not respond to the rants of anti-gun radicals, although I for one would ask why so many of these shooters were on psychotropic drugs, when clearly, in hindsight, they should have been institutionalized for their own good and the good of society.
Nonsense, Paul. And a "one-armed drone"? Nice try, but it's stupid. I applaud Sen. Baucus for standing up for the Second Amendment right to own and carry firearms.
The 1994 Semi-Auto ban was successful in achieving its sponsors' real goals: scoring a political win for gun ban activists, and interfering with the right to keep and bear arms. But it was a failure in protecting public safety.
The Department of Justice sponsored multiple studies to measure the ban's impact on crime. In 1997, researchers concluded there was no evidence that the ban had any meaningful effect. A follow-up in 2004 concluded that the ban produced "no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence."
Rifles of any type are used in only 2.5% of murders; murders are twice as likely to be committed by bare hands.
Even though the Second Amendment may no longer protect us from government tyranny, it protects us from home invaders and various other thugs, crooks, and criminals. The amount of violence in the USA could be considerably reduced by keeping serial felons locked up, since a large amount of crime is committed by convicted felons out on parole or probation.
Good letter - another thing that could be done to reduce criminal violence is to adopt a "three strikes and you're out" law, in which anyone racking up three felonies is locked up for life. This would help because a lot of violent crimes are committed by habitual criminals who will not stop until they're incarcerated. Such a law would also get habitual drunk drivers off the roads, and save more lives.
Krayton Kerns and his bunch are a disgrace to Montana for supporting dog fighting.
Hey Blackhawk and Two Arrows - how about getting over yourselves? If you don't like it, don't watch it.
@Kishmei - the guy who got blown away in Kalispell entered private property without permission and accosted the owner, who utilized his right to self-defense. What's wrong with that, unless you're a criminal?
As for concealed carry, doesn't the Second Amendment state that "--the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."? What part of that don't you understand?
What a idiot this woman is - suicide probably is more likely due to mental health issues and possibly substance abuse than to firearms. After all, if a gun is not available, anyone seriously intent upon suicide can alway use another means of doing so.
She's a pathetic nutcase who identifies herself as being a "mom" - BFD - it ain't that difficult to become a mom. It certainly doesn't give her any greater insight into the gun issue, that's for sure.
As gun ownership and concealed-carry laws increase, violent crime tends to decrease. For example, the number of U.S. murders today is about what it was back in 1964, although there's far more guns now, and more people carrying guns. So the actual murder rate is significantly lower.
This moronic mom needs to educate herself, instead of going off half-cocked and firing blanks.
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