**********Why do people that have all the freedoms extended to them worry so much about losing freedoms?
Has anyone on this thread ever had any rights taken from you?
Children were slaughtered in Newtown Connecticut!
First graders with crayons for crying out loud!
Every congressman Dem. or Rep. Should have to go and walk through that school and then Vote on Civil Minded
Gun Safety legislation.
People that demanded voter I.D. are against Universal
Background checks because?
Make some sense once in awhile please?
If You want to worry about something worry about the CHILDREN and not your own selfish interests.
You're not placing your concerns over those of the kids that can't speak to the fear they experienced
So lets shake the tree and see what NUTS fall out!
Tofy, I took your post as a universal outreach, rather you weren't addressing anyone in particular but making a point. You have good points and you are absolutely right about our children, whether they be elementary or in college. They, regardless of their ages are loved by someone.
But don't put all conservatives in one pile. I, for one, think we should have voter IDs, but certainly am not against universal background checks. I believe that everyone purchasing a weapon should have a clean background. But, like the mother of Lanza, she did have a clean background, and she should have locked her weapons up, or put them with someone who was a reliable keeper rather than to leave her son access when she knew he was not stable. How do you get people to do this? It would be almost impossible to govern everyone's home and the person's who live there. And yes, this is a major problem. You shouldn't legislate responsible people because of the few irresponsible types. There will always be irresponsible people no matter what you do. There can be all the laws on the books that you want, and it won't stop the irresponsible ones from getting their hands on anything if they are determined and/or deranged. There's always going to be someone out there that can get you what you want. Think prohibition. Think war on drugs, which has been a complete failure. How do prison inmates get their hands on drugs? The same way determined killer's will always be able to get their hands on something lethal.
Thorough background checks? Yes. I would support that wouldn't you?