Today, The two senators from Connecticut started the call for Gun Control. This again due to the mass shooting in Nevada.
Unfortunately their arguments are, as usual, wrong.
The weapons this man used were mostly fully automatic, military grade and have been outlawed since the passing of the automatic weapons act of 1934.
Thus far there have been Gun Control acts in 1920, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34 (mentioned above), 35, 37, 38, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 68, 70, 74, 86, 90 and 2011.
I believe that if our two senators were to actually read the legislation already on the books they’d realize that there currently are many laws protecting the average American from terror attacks both domestic and foreign.
In point of fact, our junior Senator Chris Murphy has, on multiple occasions tried to pass legislation that was later found to already exist on the federal books. This due to his not reading any of the legislation we currently have and he admitted as much to me in a letter; far too much to read for a busy senator.
Further, to state that Gun Control would have stopped the carnage in Las Vegas or Newtown is completely absurd.
The man in Las Vegas obviously purchased weapons that were fully automatic illegally, had no record or reason for suspicion and could not have been stopped by more gun laws.
As horrible as these mass shooting events are, they pale in comparison to the carnage by drugs in overdoses.
The fact is, as long as there are mentally ill people and a black market for weapons, there will be incidents like these and no matter how much political intervention or laws are applied, they will NEVER stop a person with murderous intent.
In my opinion, if the esteemed gentlemen in Washington want to curb the violence, they should be looking at the problem of mental illness in this country along with application of the existing laws with an emphasis on those who sell black market weapons.
If those who were selling these military grade weapons on the street were to receive sentences of 20 years to life with no hope for parole, this would provide the deterrent that would curb the violence.
And if our Senators in Connecticut truly want to stop these events from happening, they should put teeth into the law, push the FBI and BATF to hunt for illegal weapons merchants and put them away for life.
Gun Control laws ONLY prevent law-abiding people from obtaining a weapon and these politicians know it. Most of them carry guns including our Connecticut Senators and Governor who think its ok for them to have a gun but not those who employ them.
Truth is, the politicians simply want everyone unarmed so they can more easily control the populous which is why the Second amendment was included in our constitution, to prevent a hostile government from taking the power away from the people and becoming rulers.