Don’t expect the republicans in Congress to tackle the gun violence issue anytime before the mid term elections. It’s not going to happen. Their reluctance to have a discussion on possible ways to avoid another Columbine, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sutherland, Killeen, Fort Hood, or Parkland shows how strong the vice grip of the nra is on their balls. They can’t breath, much less govern.
With the latest shooting the nra congress have given up their right to propose a solution. They need to simply be quiet just like they have since the first mass shooting and let others decide how the 70% of Americans, who do not own a firearm, want to live. As an idea, one the nra congress will never consider, let Americans buy assault weapons and high capacity clips with just a few restrictions.
Owning an assault weapon should be a felony unless that weapon is securely stored at a gun range. If you want to buy an assault weapon, have it shipped to a secure gun range. If you want to shoot, go to the range. If you want to show it off, go to the range. If you want to fondle it, go to the range. If you want to move, have it transferred to a new secure gun range.
An assault weapon should ever be stored at home or be available on the street. A violation should be a felony with a mandatory minimun sentence of 2 years in jail.
The nra congress will not like this idea but they don’t like any idea like keeping weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill or background checks or any common sense legislation. There is only one way for common sense reforms or any reforms to be proposed, debated, and voted on. The nra has to be voted out of congress.
November 6, 2018