This is one of the first writings I have seen that takes a *realistic* look at preventing gun, and other, violence.
Ed Bemis We can have that discussion. But realistically it would be about as effective as discussing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. I live in the REAL world. I need to hear real solutions. Even IF assault style weapons were banned, there are enough out there to last at least 30 years. So other than feeling good, what have you really accomplished?
Terry A Travers I'm not talking about people on Facebook. I'm talking about a public figure. A public figure who wants to collect everyone's guns. You don't strike me as someone who is so vested in your own private arsenal of wmds that they will follow the black flag of the NRA.
Ed Bemis Terry A Travers you are often far better at talking than at listening. I think finishing with you is a great idea. I do not watch Fox nor listen/watch any of the programs you mention. I also have spent about 100 times longer in the Massachusetts Statehouse than I suspect you have. So I am well aware of the legislative process.
Terry A Travers I bow to no one when it comes to having reached out to and stood up for the insulted and injured in this life. There are plenty of people who I've known and sometimes even befriended who I wouldn't feel comfortable having so much as a sharpened pencil. Adam Lanza's idiot mother who was able to enable her brain damaged son to shoot babies was on many people's radar who could do nothing. Her son should have been institutionalized early and kept there. Third degree sex offenders have their identities broadcast far and wide and are watched intensively. The same should be the fate of those who are a danger to kill indiscriminately. Not compatible with out laws? My life and well being and the lives and well being of my loved ones trumps your Constitution. Our obsession with privacy makes it even harder to "do the right thing" in this life. I agree with opinions I'm hearing on main stream media that the young generation -- today's high school kids will be the ones to lead us out of this miasma. Young people ended the Viet-Nam War and Young People will make America Great for the first time. The times, they are a-changing."