Every time a gun is involved in a tragedy there is a roar from the left that guns should be banned; but if they were it would solve nothing. Our unique government of laws describe a self limiting government. It allows citizens freedoms that end at someone else's nose.
OWNING GUNS IS ONE OF THE CHECKS & BALANCES IN OUR GOVERNMENT.
American citizens have the limited right to protect ourselves with these weapons. The Founding Fathers wanted to assure that the citizens, as a last resort, could protect themselves from an unlawful government. They zssured that right with the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.
At the present time guns can be easily obtained by people who are clearly dangerous to others. To them we must prevent the sale, ownership or possession of these weapons.
BACKGROUND CHECKS MUST BE APPLIED.
In California we keep track of cars, trucks and motorcycles by employing the Department of Motor Vehicles. Why can't we close the non-achieving departments of government and use their assets develop a Department of Weapons operated much like the DMV? Is it really so difficult to ask that in three years any weapon discovered without proper registration be confiscated, destroyed, and a penalty applied?
a. users licensed
b. weapons registered
c. illegal weapons confiscated and destroyed