Obama On Gun ControlPosted Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 5:42 PM
Lightsabers---The Real Answer To Home Security And National Security!
"And I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. And we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation --- that hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national heritage," he said."
"I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals -- that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities. I believe the majority of gun owners would agree that we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons; that we should check someone's criminal record before they can check out a gun seller; that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily. These steps shouldn't be controversial. They should be common sense."
Well, let me say that THIS gun owner does NOT agree with Obama's position on the above weapons as far as these weapons only being in the hands of soldiers or on the battlefield. I think that if you are a non-criminal American who can pass the background check for a gun---that YOU, as an AMERICAN, should be able to buy whatever YOU want.
The sad reality in all of this killing is that guns do not kill, people do. Criminals and mentally ill will ALWAYS be able to buy/obtain guns. There is no way around this. To disarm the American public or limit what can be purchased is a crime because our Government makes the guns available to the people who SHOULD NOT have them.
Here are some stats on what kills:
In the United States, annual firearm homicides total:
"Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of every 10 adult deaths.
The addictive effects of tobacco have been well documented. Tobacco is considered to be a mood and behavior altering substance that is psychoactive and abusable."
"Government data showed there were more deaths caused by drug use than there were motor vehicle fatalities in 2009. There were at least 37,485 drug-related fatalities that year, according to preliminary data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
2008 - National DUI / Drunk Driving Statistics--
"Motorcyclist fatalities in single vehicle motorcycle crashes decreased each year from 1990 to 1996, reaching a historic low of 937 in 1996 and again in 1997. In 1998, the fatalities increased to 1,042 (11.2 percent increase); in 1998 and in 1999 they increased to 1,140 (9.4 percent). The overall increase in motorcyclist fatalities from 1997 to 1999 was 203 (21.7 percent)."
It would seem to me that we need to outlaw many other things before we worry about guns. Criminals and "crazy" people will always have the ability to get guns---why punish the rest of us?
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