No quick fix to our gun violence issue

Sen. Dean Heller R-Nev

Sen. Dean Heller R-Nev

It takes six months in America to get an X-ray, but you can buy an AR-15 immediately. Gun control advocates want him to work to get the federal agency to work with the state.

Congress has refused to toughen background checks on gun buyers.

"We know firsthand that shootings devastated families and communities across our country every single day, and we will live with the effects of gun violence for the rest of our lives", says the letter, which was signed by more than 370 survivors from 48 states.

More gun control won't lower violence. The NRA whips owners up into a frenzy, painting a nightmare scenario in which jackbooted government thugs raid your house at midnight, confiscating all your guns and leaving you defenseless against marauding hoards. "There's too many guns ending up in an illegal market, and very few people sitting in their garages making guns.if you think about what we regulate in the state of IL - my tattoos, earings, painted toenails, are all regulated". Instead, he legally bought his collection of 47 semi-automatic weapons and attached bump-fire attachments that essentially made them automatic. He did no so such thing. Specifically bump stocks, which are cheap devices used to increase the firing power for semi-automatic weapons, now have serious potential to be banned.

This is the time for the leaders in the parties who make the laws to talk about gun ownership.

Bump stocks should be banned; the National Rifle Association, the Trump administration and congressional members agree to greater restrictions. But no new gun controls from Congress even though two of its own, Gabrielle Giffords and Steve Scalise, were shot in mass shootings and almost died. Such things do not exist.

Demonstrators rally against the National Rifle Association and call for tougher gun laws in Federal Plaza in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. According to the World Health Organization, in 2015 the United States ranked 48th in the world in suicide rates, well behind countries like Sweden and Finland and just ahead of France. They normally tend to search for facts such as possible motives, whether the suspect is psychologically stable and how the individual obtained his or her firearm (s).

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More than a week has passed since the tragic shooting in Las Vegas. The left hears it and thinks of a gang drive by.

Outlawing bump stocks won't solve the problem of gun violence in America, but it is a small but meaningful step toward common sense.

The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but it is silent about what those arms are. This was written directly after the Revolutionary War, where the young country had to protect themselves against British infantry coming into their homes.

Carlson asked Painter to provide further specifics: "How many weapons in what period of time should trigger a visit to your house from authorities?" But on October 2, CNN reported that long-term trends tracked by Gallup show support for gun control rises after mass shootings, then fades as the incidents become more distant.

In the days since Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 on the Las Vegas strip, the conversation has turned away from the victims and toward the politics - as well it should.

Evil can not be regulated away by the government.

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