Lance I am with you, people problem, not a gun problem. The only thing I see that should maybe be changed is changing the age requirement to buy an assault rifle to 21.
Well the school system would have to reimburse them in some sort of way correct? Or does the PD just have an office stationed at the school?does the school pay the resource officer or are they paid by police or sheriffs dept. the ones in my schools are paid by their depts
Which will help for sales of new firearms. Not used. You can find anyone with a flyer at the local gas station advertising a shotgun or rifle for sale. They dont do FFL, background checks, proof of ID, in the used firearms sales game cash is king.Lance I am with you, people problem, not a gun problem. The only thing I see that should maybe be changed is changing the age requirement to buy an assault rifle to 21.
Any type of restrictions only hinder legal purchasing of a firearm from a ffl, if someone is deranged and their intent is to kill people does anyone think that just cause they get can't buy one at Bass pro they'd just change their mind and not go on a murderous rampage? The only people who ever follow gun laws are the law abiding citizens that aren't going on shooting sprees.
I don't care for the "you have to get a driver's license why don't they do that with guns" excuse, the second amendment says I have a right to own guns, nowhere does anything say I have a right to own a car, it's a privilege. Any time people start confusing rights with privileges bad things start happening.
Couple thoughts on arming teachers,which think is a good idea if the teacher actually agrees and trains or shows competency for it, if the SHTF and there is a shooter on campus and a teacher or teachers are armed and in a possible shootout and armed with a handgun or rifle or even shotgun, there needs to be a way for the cops or SWAT to identify the real shooter if even still on campus from the armed protectors.... could turn bad if an armed teacher got shot by the good guys....Scary to me is how the anti gun propganda has even converted some on a bowfishing site. " changing the age requirement to buy an assault rifle to 21. " Assault rifle? A semi auto cannot be an assault rifle. AR stands for ARmalite platform, not Assault Rifle. Repeat a lie enough and people will eventually believe it. Another, gun control advocate. No, they are anti-gun. If they could, they would have them all banned.
Letting teachers carry is not the same as "arming teachers", i.e, forcing teachers to carry. No one, absolutely no one, is pushing for that. A murdering SOB is going to shoot the guy with the gun first - the known cop or guard. The point of allowing teachers/staff to carry is that a murdering SOB has no idea which of them might fight back. As it stands now, that murdering SOB knows that NO ONE is allowed to fight back.
Most school systems, in Central Virginia at least, reimburse the local departments for the costs of the officers serving in the schools. It didn't start out like that though. Originally they were assigned there after incidents started gaining attention in the mid 90's, but once budget cuts came and departments threatened to pull officers out due to manpower issues, the schools stepped up and said they would front the money from then on so they would be "guaranteed" coverage. Nowadays regardless of money, once a department places an officer in a school, liability wise, they could never pull them and risk the fallout if something tragic happened.Well the school system would have to reimburse them in some sort of way correct? Or does the PD just have an office stationed at the school?
Why is banning bump stocks a no brainer and what will it accomplish?Banning bump stocks is a no brainer... I didn't know they were even legal until after the vegas shooting. Turns out Obama's ATF made them legal in 2010. Another feather in their hat, aside from selling guns to Mexican Cartels. But ban bump stocks, period. Not "bump stocks plus anything else that might allow a semi auto to shoot faster". That is a wide open invite for banning all sorts of legitimate parts/ideas.
Eshaw,Ok, everyone is stating an opinion so here's mine. Agree or disagree with it, your choice. I enjoy hunting as much as the next guy but I fail to see why anyone would want to own a semi-automatic rifle for hunting or pleasure shooting. They're expensive to purchase and the ammunition is too. Why would you want it, just to say you have it? Do you really need it? The gun companies love it I know that. Gun manufacturers appreciate it and so does their bottom line. It amazes me that you have a tool that is meant for a specific task and when someone uses it for that task everyone is taken back by it. Statistically it's just a drop in the bucket when a shooting like this takes place based on the population, it's unfortunate but true. You can justify owning semi-auto firearms any way you want and using the second amendment as your right to own them is an excuse for keeping them in circulation so that they're available to people that are mentally ill, [email protected]@holes, out to make a political statement or whatever else to further their agenda or just plain have no business with them. You can say that a more thorough vetting will eliminate some of this from happening, that too is nonsense, that's like trying to throw a bandaide on the problem. The simple fact is that people want to feel safe and that's why we have a society so that the weak can be protected by the strong. We maintain that society by using force. People need to step up and protect themselves and their own. You don't want to take a chance of having your kids exposed to the remote possibility of being shot at school then home school them. You don't want to have them killed in a car wreck then don't put them in a vehicle. What I'm getting at here is life is a gamble and sooner or later the odds will be against you based on exposure. People want to cower in fear and let life pass them by, I'm sorry but I'll take my chances. When your number is up it's up and there isn't a thing you can do about it.
I don't support any gun control, if you are a responsible American you should be allowed to own anything you desire.Why is banning bump stocks a no brainer and what will it accomplish?
You sounded like you were completely against gun control in your first post. You followed it up with a post that suggest you support some gun control. It sounds like that anti gun propaganda you brought up may be rubbing off on you.