Mudcat Café message #3495079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #3495079
Posted By: Bill D
26-Mar-13 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
*sigh* Backwoodsman.... they DO understand it. Some simply don't care. But the largest group is those who rationalize keeping their guns by asserting that "we have all the laws we need to find & punish abusers of the right to have guns, but those laws are just not being enforced!" They assert then that: "Because there ARE so many bad guys with guns now, us good guys need guns to protect our families!"

Those patently stupid arguments are made at the highest levels of the NRA and by their tame members of congress! Many of us KNOW they are stupid, but the path to reverse the situation is almost non-existant.... as if one takes a rocky path along a mountain ledge and sees it crumbling away behind them.

*I* don't know why, after all the explanations I and others have posted about the history of the US and the political, cultural & sociological development in the last 300 years, that many in the UK continue to ask us why we don't just 'write new laws' or 'vote for sane politicans'. Many of us TRY to do just that. We are getting close to one little step to ease one area of the problem....universal background checks for anyone seeking to acquire a gun.
**Maybe** one day we'll get a Congress and courts who will pass even stronger laws....and then you know what? We'll have millions of VERY angry gun nuts who have been stockpiling weapons to contend with.