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.