Sixty-six percent of Americans want improved gun legislation. Why won’t Washington vote on tighter laws? Greed.
The NRA is greedy for profit, politicians are greedy for NRA backing to protect their lucrative and powerful elected positions. Many studies prove the solution to less gun violence is simple: fewer guns.
Fewer guns overall leads to fewer gun deaths, be they homicide, accidental or suicide. None of the regulations alone will make much of a difference, but many stricter laws will make a dent in senseless gun deaths. All guns sold must require mandatory federal background checks. Thorough background checks take time, automatically causing a wait period which will decrease suicides. We need a national register of all gun ownership. No semi-automatics or silencers are needed for gun enthusiasts to enjoy their sport gun hobby. Bump stocks must be declared illegal and taken out of circulation as quickly as possible. All ammunition purchases must be registered and ammo must be made traceable. Gun owners need to be held responsible for their gun’s whereabouts all the time, and for the damage it can do.
All these legislative changes would only make a small difference in gun deaths because for decades gun legislation has been pathetic and now there are too many guns in the U.S. In the U.S. there are 88.8 guns per 100 people. None of these laws would take away the Second Amendment, but all of them together would make us safer. Don’t let a politician score points by saying they are in favor of the Second Amendment. They all are, and it is not going away.
While politicians play Russian roulette with all our lives, remember this: you can vote for politicians with NRA backing or you can vote against them. It’s your choice.