Legislative leaders must address gun violence

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Legislative leaders must address gun violence

For decades, the language used in the amendment has remained at the centre of a debate regarding the intended and actual scope of this law. Writing for the majority, the late Justice Antonin Scalia specifically wrote that, "like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited". According to this school of thought, denying them this right means that the U.S. constitution is being violated. It's a constitutional right. This is referred to as the collective rights theory. Given this logic, gun ownership, or the right to bear arms, should not be absolute. The American colonies were founded by British imperialists, intent on functioning a regulated militia state.

He also touted a bill to allow the CDC to research gun violence as a public health issue. "They would like nothing better than if we were shooting each other every day, which sadly, we are".

However, there are serious implications of the Second Amendment for ordinary, sensible and law-abiding citizens. How many more nightclub and concert massacres need to occur before we demand that Congress and the president stand up to the National Rifle Association and institute common-sense gun reforms? The New York Times reported last October that Rubio has taken $3.3 million in contributions from the NRA. These semiautomatic AR-15s that are being used over and over in these mass murders can unload a 30-round magazine in a hurry, and with the kind of bump stock used in the Las Vegas massacre, they can be converted to automatic fire so even more will die.

First, regarding the claim that the Second Amendment was not meant to protect the right of the individual to be armed, the following information should be sufficient to settle that question in the minds of the reasonable researcher. "The smoothbore flintlock lacked both stopping power and accuracy". In that incident, a 15-year-old student killed two teens and wounded more than a dozen others. "I don't believe that an AR-15 is needed in the home".

Nearly all of the recent mass shootings - in Parkland, in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in Las Vegas, in Orlando, in San Bernardino - involved the same weapon: the AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle.

As a father of school age children and a responsible gun owner who has owned guns all his life, I see additional gun laws as a "feel good" movement for people that do not appreciate the 2nd Amendment. There are some alarming facts and figures collected by this organisation.

The statistics for gun related deaths in the United States are mind-blowing. There were an estimated 89 to 100 guns for every 100 Americans in 2013-around one firearm per person.

The debate over gun control versus gun rights has been perverted beyond belief.

While these changes have irked numerous more stalwart gun-rights proponents, it should be received by the Left as willingness to discuss this issue. In addition, more than half of all women who are killed by their "intimate partners" are shot with guns. Obviously, the individual wields the gun and shoots the weapon - so yes, people do kill people. Afghan war will cost B in 2018 House passes stopgap spending measure with defense money MORE, President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE. The UK has 50 to 60-gun deaths a year, staggeringly smaller than America.

Yes, "maybe" is wishful thinking because leftist talking heads chasing cameras and newsrooms employ horrendous gun incidence as an opium to flare the public's passions to gain their acquiesces to promote and accept their radicalized anti-gun narrative. It's also about the guns. That's 3.6 for every 1,000 residents, more than seven times the rate in Canada, 18 times the rate in Australia, and 90 times the rate in Great Britain.

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