Another Mass Shooting in the US – A Gun Control Solution by Jamie Gilcig DEC 4, 2015

Another Mass Shooting in the US –  A Gun Control Solution by Jamie Gilcig DEC 4, 2015

Another mass shooting in the US of A.    Sadly our neighbors to the South are entrenched in a head space that never will be resolved unless those that wish to take action.

The question is whether there are enough Americans that actually want to take action.

This writer will not detail any of the shootings that have occurred in 2015 as there simply isn’t enough space.

Gun Control needs an entirely new approach and here is mine as someone that has lived and enjoyed the US, but now is nervous even when I visit Massena!

You cannot take guns away from Americans.  That is a hot mess nobody will ever traverse, but you can use long term planning.

First you announce that Americans have one year to register for guns as per the current laws.    After that time the game changes.

Allow those who have registered to retain their guns for the life times.   This solution will take generations but it will get to a point that could never else occur.

Those guns would either have to be neutralized or turned in after the passing of their owners.

New gun registration after that year would not be allowed unless necessary based on clear guidelines.   (IE immediate security needs or temporary)

Put in strong new laws about the owning of ammunition and make it an offense to hold more than a certain amount.

These limits would also include police and military.   Restrict the ammo and use of weapons as much as possible like in the UK for example.

No system will ever be fool proof, but change will take time and if you don’t take those first steps you will never arrive at your destination.   It takes time for people to change how they think and direct confrontation isn’t always the best solution.

Most gun owners are responsible, but the more people that are armed the more people will feel the need to be armed.

Good guys for fear of the bad guys and bad guys for fear of the good.

How many times will we hear outbursts after these shootings that simply fall on deaf ears with nothing changing?

It’s time America.   It’s your call.

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mary bray
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To think, this shooting could have been averted if only the shooter,s neighbours had had the guts to report their suspicious activity to police & did not for fear of being called racists or bigots

Hugger1
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A good idea. But the bad guys will always find a way to get guns and ammunition. There is no easy solution.

Hugger1
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Mary Bray….there is a totally different mentality in the U.S.A. when it comes to gun control. We don’t know for sure that the shooter’s neighbours even knew they had rifles, guns, etc.

Furtz
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As Warren Kinsella pointed out on his website a few days ago, there were 351 mass shootings (four or more victims) in the last 331 days.
There are now more privately owned guns in the USA than there are people.
The carnage will continue as long as the gun lobby (NRA) has its way.

Hugger1
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They can ban gun ownership all they want. But people wanting guns will always find a way to get them. And having the NRA in the U.S.A. means gun ownership will never be banned.

Furtz
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It doesn’t take a genius to realize that in a population that’s armed to the teeth, lot’s of people will get shot.

John
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Well Janie all i can say is this “I am glad you are not in charge of public safety. . Such knee jerks would in the end feel good but cost more innocent people their lives, as it does nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Criminal misuse of illegal firearms and mental health issues. Stick to what you do best… annoying the council of Cornwall

David Oldham
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Let’s pass a law for Furtz banning gun ownership. Worked really good for France ,eh Furtz?

I tend to agree with Hugger1.

Furtz in recognizing that it doesn’t take a genius (as you stated) how do you explain Switzerland?

David Oldham
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Furtz feel free to end you need for sarcasm in dealing with responding to my opinions. You could simply agree to disagree, your choice.

jules
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Jamie the ones who did the shooting in San Bernadino CA were terrorists of ISIS and I said hat before but I don’t think that you printed it. My husband read that in his papers this morning and I figured that out a long time ago before anyone. Anybody who thinks that women cannot shoot or be among the terrorist gang I have a question for you WHAT WORLD DO YOU LIVE IN? This couple went through security checks and were issued permits to purchase weapons. Just some days ago two women attending a university in Vancouver B.C. – one… Read more »
jules
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In the US the authorities are having debates over taking away the second amendment which is the right to carry guns. Let them try to get the guns away from the Texans and they will be met with a herd of bullets. The ones who did the shooting in California were terrorists and if you can tell a terrorist from an ordinary person then you would have outdone all police institutions, etc. on earth. Nobody can say who is who at all just like the Syrians and others that the US, Canada, Europe, etc. want to bring in when there… Read more »
Pastor Tom Newton
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“Gun Control needs an entirely new approach…” – never happen. It is not a gun control issue – the disarming of Americans. It is a Islam ideology control issue!

Hugger1
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The mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA was done by supporters of ISIS, not ISIS soldiers. The U.S.A. needs to take a serious look at their gun laws, etc. Currently people on the n”no fly” list can buy guns. Does that make sense?

Pastor Tom Newton
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35 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs – so lets ban psychiatry!
http://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/

Every mass shooting over last 20 years has one thing in common… and it’s not guns
http://www.naturalnews.com/039752_mass_shootings_psychiatric_drugs_antidepressants.html

Furtz
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David, I think the topic is the mass shootings that occur almost daily in the USA. And when did I advocate for the banning of gun ownership? I’d be all for restrictions on who can possess guns and the types of guns permitted.
I hope you aren’t offended by this comment. If you are, I sincerely apologize.

David Oldham
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So criminals, extremists and Islamic terrorists should be prohibited from owning guns or bomb making ingredients. Good luck with that line of thinking.

jules
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There are many westerners who are being brought into this mighty sick ideology and they get them through the net and other means. People who used drugs of any kind whether legal or illegal are easily influenced as well as those who play violent video games and others as well. I would love to see armed cops (real cops not the BFPD) but real cops as well as the army all over the streets of every city and town with machine guns in hand and something has to wake up the people who are asleep on this because all hell… Read more »
Furtz
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David, even you should realise that when a twenty year old like Adam Lanza, with known mental issues, can have legal access to high power semi-automatic rifles and hand guns and limitless ammunition, there is something seriously lacking with the gun control laws in the good ol’ USA.

Furtz
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Jamie, the problem in the US is that any attempt to limit gun ownership or gun violence is considered to be an attack on freedom. Maybe it’s simply a case of “thinning the herd”.

Furtz
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I agree Jamie. At least it would be a start on the long journey towards sanity. In the meantime, the carnage will continue for the foreseeable future.

Simon
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The government is probably in no hurry to take away the “Right To Bear Arms” since the government is rarely the target of gun toting crazies, who generally target each other, and regular folks going about their business… that might change if the government suddenly became a threat. If the government moved to seriously restrict gun/weapon ownership, they would likely become the new target. And it wouldn’t be a few Bushmasters or even an AK47… American weapon nuts legally sport a full armoury of weapons, from rocket propelled grenades to flame-throwers and more. Plus, there are more private and secret… Read more »
jules
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There is a huge difference between some nutcases whacked on drugs whether legal or illegal and one who does terrorism. You have to separate the two because they are entirely different. This kind of thing can happen anywhere and does happen everywhere even in countries that are disarmed. The evils of society always find a way of getting guns, drugs, etc. I believe in the army on the streets armed to the hilt. “Just Watch Me” is what I believe in.

Roy Berger
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I remember when a certain bacon factory suddenly laid off over four hundred people with no notice. People were angry, sad, crying and very upset. People cursed the company and some went home to get drunk, stoned, red faced and let loose. Not one person went home and grabbed a gun to return. Canadians have more guns per capita than Americans. Certainly there are lots of guns in rural Cornwall and area. So, lets note Americans and Canadians have a different mentality when it comes to firearms when they are shocked, upset, enraged and feeling wronged. It’s not all us.

Furtz
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Privately owned guns per capita in USA is 112.6 per 100 people. In Canada it is 30.8 per 100 people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country

Pastor Tom Newton
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We grow the terrorist in Canada, and then we send them to the U.S.A. with their gun mentality!

http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/12/07/mississauga-educator-distances-islamic-school-from-san-bernardino-attack

jules
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When I put on these jalabiya my husband calls me Homanie’s wife. LOL LOL. ROLF! All I need is something to cover my face and head and just leave my eyes popping out to scare the living hell out of him. LOL LOL. ROLF! The way I am dressed I look like the real thing. LOL LOL. ROLF!

Pastor Tom Newton
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I heard that the state of California has stricter gun laws than Canada in place. So why didn’t such restrictions stop these recent acts of violence? In the vain attempt of society to handle such violence, we are forgetting guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Just like in abortion, the method of death doesn’t kill the unborn, it is his or her parents that are doing the killing. And since religion, psychology, secular humanism, philosophy, and all other man made ideologies can not change the violent heart of a sinner, gun control is all that is left. But let… Read more »
Furtz
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California has stricter gun laws than Canada in place? I think that talking snake is telling nose-stretchers again.

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