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Thank God for the quick and brave response of our Law Enforcement that save many lives.

No Police Officer wants to have a shoot out against a 100 Round Military Style Assault Rifle , but with these Weapons of Mass Destruction on the streets , they have no choice. Just put yourself in a Police Officer's shoes !!

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Ed, that was a fabulous post which was right on target. Thank You so much. 

 

Let me add something else to this complex issue. 

 

There is no solution. There's nothing we can do to stop all mass shootings, it's become part of American culture. However, we can reduce the level of mass shootings by taking some common sense steps. If we can eliminate 30-50% of mass shootings, think about how many lives will be saved 

 

As for the paranoia of many gun owners, that's a given. I vividly remember Trump telling his minions during the election, if HIllary gets elected, she will do away with the 2nd amendment and the goverment will take away your weapons.

 

Of course anyone with an IQ above 50 knows what Trump said was a LIE and a total exaggeration. But in response, the Trump base went out and bought all the guns they could find.

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 Good morning to all:

 

With your permission, I'd like to make a few observations concerning this serious and getting more serious situation. Mass murder commited by Americans against Americans by using autofire and rapid fire weapons is a plague that we must address. but it is not going to be easy.

 

1. I've been in communication with folks on other websites- gun rights sites, in particular. The gun people have very, very little bend in them. Their "right" to possess unlimited numbers and kinds of guns is the absolute bedrock of their lives.  Any kind of gun limitation laws will be ignored and flaunted by them. They feel their right to possess these people killers is more important than other folks' right to life.

2. There are so many guns of all kinds in America now, but especially assault type guns and automatic pistols, that even if a ban on the importation of autofire weapons were instituted, there are enough people killing guns already here to supply the demand.

3. Trying to put these mass murders on the "mentally ill" is total and complete BS.  These killers knew exactly what they were doing. They were not psychotic or delusional. They made plans, they obtained their weapons, and they carried out their plans. They were not crazy.  They were evil and mean as hell.

4. The influence of the present occupant of the white House is the trigger for these mean, evil, vile killers to carry out their acts. If THEIR president thinks it's acceptable to say lies about other folks and denigrate anyone who doesn't talk and look like the present occupant of the White House thinks Americans should look and talk, then it's acceptable for the killers to take the next logical step.

5. The NRA- a terrorist organization if ever there was one- was once a constructive group that helped teach firearm safety and hunting laws and skills. Now, they are nothing more than a shill for gun makers, and they effectively block any kind of legislation that might have a positive effect on the killing by guns in our country. As long as the NRA pumps out their message of unlimited guns for all, the gun people will resist any kind of meaningful, realistic controls.

 

I would like to be more optimistic about the solution for the mass murder by autofire guns situation, but that would be dishonest.  Those of us who feel there are too many guns- of all kinds- in our country have an unhill battle, but it's one that must be fought. We can't go on the way things are.

 

Good day to all- Ed

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