@freemo the discussion around "gun control" in this country is so disappointing to me. There are a number of things we could do that would reduce gun deaths (improve background checks in multiple ways, purchase cool-down periods, require safety measures, require training - maybe provide training in High School). All short of, "ban guns".
@freemo "ban guns" is so polarizing, as is "stop the mass shootings". I'd like to see several other moderate, broadly popular and acceptable, measures be put in place at the federal level.
Unfortunately those things can't get traction due to the gun lobby. And the next stop on the argument train is "ban some guns".
@finity the issue is a lot of the ideas coming down the line for gun control is always coming from the left and while i recognize they are at times a compromise to just banning guns, they never take the rights concerns into consideration, so there is always deadlock.
If we want solutions people need to get creative and get into the heads of both sides.
@freemo I think the measures I outlined above do take rights concerns into consideration, and I'm aware of at least a couple attempts to implement some - that immediately were treated as non-starters.
I agree with "getting into the heads of both sides", but I think political gridlock on this is solidly due to the industry lobbies. They should have some say, but it outweighs the desires of the many by quite a bit, and that's undemocratic at the least.
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