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What should be done about guns in the US?

Nothing 9 13.43%
 
Strict background checks 35 52.24%
 
Ban guns 18 26.87%
 
other- comment down below. 5 7.46%
 
Total:67

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pittsburgh-authorities-report-active-shooter-1540653056

An anti sematic man went to a Synangogue and killed 11 people. He also injuried six other people today. Jeff Sessions said that the justice department is filling hate crimes towards the shooter.

So what should happen with guns? I think people should have the right to bear arms but innocent people are being killed because people are abusing this right. I think gun laws need to be stricter with background checks and for households that have guns where there are kids.



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At the very least you guys could be more strict with background checks...



Well unfortunately the GOP controls the country now, so rather than any meaningful legislation or talk that could actually help the situation in any way, what we'll get are thoughts and prayers in tweets.



I predict that we will stay the course, and continue to do nothing.



What we need (Minimum):
- Far stricter background checks across all 50 states.
- Age restriction on all purchases (18 years of age to purchase/own handguns; 21 years of age to purchase assault rifles; Exceptions can be made to military members.)
- A Driver's License like system towards owning and purchasing a gun. - Training and testing (physical and especially mental) that requires all applicants to pass with a certain score (85 or above) and approval from gun-wielding officials (police officers, trainers, etc.) in order for them to gain a gun license that shows they have been deemed physically and mentally responsible to own a gun and they understand and know how to respond accordingly to situations where they may have to use their guns for self-protection and the protection of others.

What we will get:
- Thoughts and prayers.

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"This isn't the time to talk about gun control" - Gun Lobbyists who don't want their dangerous hobby regulated.



Now let's talk about gun control, do nothing and wait for the next shooting to happen. If I had a nickle every time this cycle completes.



Regulation.



time to look through games and find one to blame, I'm sure there is some asset flip on Steam... "Call of Jewty : Synagouge your enemies" that'll take the hit for this one and then we can resume life as normal with our precious precious guns.

In all honesty you'll just get the same rubbish of someone linking a video or picture of 30 guns in a stand which aren't killing people because guns don't kill people or someone else that suggests he could have killed and injured the same number of people with a knife or his shoe, maybe even throw in a link to that knifing spree on the Japanese train... leaving out the fact that there was at least 20+ attackers involved in that crazy attack.

Thoughts and Prayers.... Jewish thoughts and Prayers no less! I'm sure they'll be of great comfort for that family / community tonight.

 

Just gonna say, I'm happy to live in Ireland a country with 16x less deaths per 100k to guns compared to USA also we have 22x less guns per 100 people (4 per 100 in Ireland, 89 per 100 in USA) but I'm gonna guess that it's a complete co incidence that we have less gun murder with less guns about. 0.8 murders per 100,000 here btw, just in case there is a suggestion that we are murdering each other with shoes instead, murder rate is about 1/10th that of the States.

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PAOerfulone said:

What we need (Minimum):
- Far stricter background checks across all 50 states.
- Age restriction on all purchases (18 years of age to purchase/own handguns; 21 years of age to purchase assault rifles; Exceptions can be made to military members.)
- A Driver's License like system towards owning and purchasing a gun. - Training and testing (physical and especially mental) that requires all applicants to pass with a certain score (85 or above) and approval from gun-wielding officials (police officers, trainers, etc.) in order for them to gain a gun license that shows they have been deemed physically and mentally responsible to own a gun and they understand and know how to respond accordingly to situations where they may have to use their guns for self-protection and the protection of others.

What we will get:
- Thoughts and prayers.

The NRA will never allow any of that.  They have their pawns in place and many of them would consider going against the NRA to be political suicide.  My state's Senators have "A+" ratings from the NRA, which certainly isn't a coincidence.  They wait to find out what the NRA wants before they vote.  

Rather than new regulations making their way through, the NRA sponsors bill after bill that chip away at anything already in place.  Right now, my state requires a permit and background check for any and all handgun purchases, but the NRA attacks that law on a never-ending basis, including motions to remove mental health restrictions from the permit process.

That's the NRA and they're one of the most powerful forces in modern politics.