Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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The real assault weapon debate is only trumped by the abortion debate as most divisive. Both are elevated to extreme levels by the “at-all-costs” activists on both sides. This is my best opportunity to advocate a complete ban on the ownership of any assault weapon unless you are willing join to the military.
In the next few weeks, this topic will disappear after the so-called shock of Aurora, Colo., shootings, the victims’ funerals and the last of the critically wounded leave hospitals. “60 Minutes” may do a segment on the well planned massacre on its one-year anniversary.
The only missing link is a sensible and lengthy debate on why noncriminal citizens should have access to an assault weapons. The idea that a good citizen won’t turn bad is silly, such as the tragedy on July 28, 2012, when Mr. Daryl Benway shot his two kids in the head, then shot himself. I know we can’t prevent killings of any kind, but no gunowner can argue that their own children would not have a better chance in a mass shooting at a mall if the shooter can’t fire 100 rounds in 10 seconds. So far, pundits for the freedom of owning any weapon with a trigger do not possess the ability to hold a civil conversation or a sentence longer than three words without going into a tantrum on politics, race, and/or personal character attacks. Such is the present state of this country and if you don’t agree, just read the reply comments.
The good news is that history is on the side of proponents of a complete assault weapon ban like 90 percent of the world. The bad news is that weapons must get more deadly along the senseless deaths from some of our good and bright citizens first.