Every time there is a mass killing, such as Sandy Hook School back east, or the mall in Portland, or the theater in Colorado, or Columbine, politicians jump on the bandwagon trying to make a reputation for themselves by enacting some new legislation for gun control.
We don’t need any new gun-control laws. We need to allow the police the leeway to enforce those that are already on the books.
I don’t care how many or how restrictive the laws are, those who are prone to commit crimes with guns will have guns to do so.
Some years ago, they pretty much scrapped the programs that maintained some control over those who were mentally unstable, turned them loose on the streets to fend for themselves. Today, we are seeing the results of that decision.
Another thing is we need to give the police the power to curb the gang violence. In some areas, it is running rampant, and downsized police departments can’t keep up.
I recently read an article about Australia, where they banned all semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic shotguns and pump-action shotguns from the civilian population.
Home invasions increased, as did assault. The Australian law states that those that are allowed to keep guns in their homes have to keep the gun locked in a gun safe and the ammunition in a separate room — rather redundant it seems to me.
Apparently, the law doesn’t clearly define what constitutes a home invasion, so those who are prone to commit such crimes know that when they choose to knock the door down to get in, those inside have no means to defend themselves.
Wake up America — this very well could be us next.