Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

A 'bump' in the NRA's smooth road?

A 'bump' in the NRA's smooth road?

"The National Rifle Association does not represent gun owners, they represent gun manufacturers", said Pawar. Gun control proposals poll well in a vacuum, but they have proven to be political kryptonite for Democrats. Close more gun show loopholes? It is a small step toward saner gun laws, but all journeys begin with a single step. What laws would she suggest that are not already in place? Some people think that having more concealed carry license holders who are trained in the proper use of firearms will deter potential criminals from killing innocent people, knowing there could be retaliation. The right to bear arms doesn't imply the right of anyone to bear any arms. Until 2015, this had been law in Wisconsin for 40 years.

Christie's comments are instructional because they open up a dialogue for greater change if gun reform proponents look at legislation language that focuses on firearm modifications, as well as on the bullets they fire. They are not necessary for hunting.

A body is covered with a sheet in the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, on October 1, 2017.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, told "CBS This Morning" he would support a bump stock ban. According to a PEW Research Centre report published this past June, 83 percent of Americans consider gun violence in the U.S. as a big problem, including 50 percent who see it as a "very big problem". Right now, if a gun is bought or sold privately, including at gun shows, there are no background checks run on the sale. We should be able to ensure that an attack of this nature will never prevail again. Wisconsin does not prohibit those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing or possessing firearms. In light of the tragedy in Las Vegas, and the ongoing tragedy of gun violence in America, this could not be more inappropriate. If we need motivation to tackle such a thorny and far-reaching problem, we can find it beyond the issue of violence. I plan to introduce legislation soon that addresses this issue. We can do that, and keep the Second Amendment, which I support. Regulating the size of ammunition magazines is not clearly defined in the Second Amendment, either.

Secondly, a well-regulated militia means gun ownership can and must be regulated for the sake of law and order. Last week, gun advocates said it was not the time to talk about sensible gun regulations. But that's not the right attitude to take. "He split the donation evenly between Sandy Hook Promise, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Everytown for Gun Safety".

As for ordinary Americans, it is pointless to judge their relationship with guns by British standards. We see this routinely in the news media. Often, suicide is impulsive and facilitated by the availability of guns in this country, so what if we have waiting periods due to the background check and mental health screenings?

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