This is the least we all should expect of responsible gun owners. Right?
Earlier today, I posted a brilliant Colbert video on my facebook page that addressed gun violence. A gun owner commented:
Most gun owners (including myself) that I know support the assault rifle ban. They don’t want to have to defend themselves with a pistol when the other guy has armor piercing rounds firing at over 20 rounds per second… I think that’s just logical.
Well, sure, that’s logical, and glad you support the assault rifle ban! Keeping up with the Jones’s guns isn’t going to work, tho, so I hope there’s a resolution on this one day soooooon.
And he agreed, saying, “we can’t just get into an arms race with the sociopaths of this world.” He said more, but you get the general idea. These types of discussions are going on all over the place…some more heated than others. And, the conversations will die down as time passes. Until the next unfortunate tragedy ignites more debate.
Some people believe violent assault weapons used in massive shootings are purchased illegally. Um, nope. Not the case.
Isn’t it time to go back to banning assault weapons?
Do you believe gun violence tragedies would decrease if guns were as regulated as cars? Do you have a better solution?
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Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, reading and writing, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. The founder of myEARTH360.com , Lynn is also a marketing consultant and writes for her blog I Count for myEARTH . She’s a treehugger and social media addict who you’ll most likely find tweeting excessively and obsessively (@LynnHasselbrgr , @myEARTH360 and @IC4ME ) or posting on facebook . She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.