Just ban niggers.
Fun fact, Charles Guiteau, the assassin of James Garfield, deliberately purchased a fancier revolver because he thought it would look good in a museum. The Smithsonian supposedly lost it after having it on display for awhile. Its probably just in a mislabeled box somewhere, but the idea that Guiteau went to all that trouble and then some intern knocked it into a trash can with their elbow or something makes me laugh.I think we should only ban guns that are ugly. If you want to do a shooting, you have to make your weapons of choice look aesthetically pleasing. Otherwise, it's illegal and you can't do it. Then, after the weapon is confiscated, museums will buy the guns, and be able to display them as art and historical pieces. After obtaining enough, the museums in question can have a "shooters gallery", that will allow the public to see the guns.
I'd rather the 2nd Amendment just explicitly give citizens the right to bear arms for private ownership and protection than the exceptional crap about maintaining militia. The Continental Army despised militia because they were uncoordinated, untrained, they broke and ran like medieval peasants on the battlefield, they often wasted ammo shooting birds like a bunch of stereotypical rednecks, and in general they were just a huge burden on an already burdened military force. Anyone competent enough to fight the war properly was usually just inducted into the Continental Army and given proper training anyway, or if they were something rare like a hunter or trapper who was an excellent sharpshooter they were employed as mercenaries or just left to their own devices so they could go out and assasinate British officers. Militia were the people either too useless or too stuck-up to join the army.The USA is rather different than most, if not all other countries. We weren't granted our independence. We fought for it and with the help of the French defeated the British. It was the armed citizen who fought for freedom, along with the newborn Continental Army. And Americans as a group have a healthy skepticism about government, don't trust it that much.
Our Constitution consequently guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. Have heard some say since people just had muskets then, that's all they should have now. Bullshit. By that standard of logic, the First Amendment would cover only things handwritten, printed on a hand printing press, or spoken aloud. These rights cover all applications, then, now, and in the future.
Psychosis doesn't necessarily impair your ability to plan, and organize attacks. A case study came out earlier this year where an autistic subject co-morbid with schizophrenia had planned an attack, but luckily self admitted to psychiatric care before doing anything. This and the Unabomber was schizophrenic.Mass shootings aren't a mental health issue, unless everyone saying that really believes that mass shooters are in psychosis for the duration of the planning, preparation and performance of the act.
Given that most of them spend more than a month on the first two parts, I have a hard time believing that assertion. These savages know what they're doing is wrong; that's why they're doing it.
All I'm saying is that being crazy doesn't necessarily impair your ability to distinguish right from wrong and this mindless recitation of that idea does nobody any good. The majority of people are sane, so the majority of murderers are sane. When we start redefining evil as illness we're putting ourselves in danger.Psychosis doesn't necessarily impair your ability to plan, and organize attacks. A case study came out earlier this year where an autistic subject co-morbid with schizophrenia had planned an attack, but luckily self admitted to psychiatric care before doing anything. This and the Unabomber was schizophrenic.
It is the same in my area. The inmates were released in the mid 90s and everything went to hell.I think every American, of sound mind, should be required to own at least one gun. There's a county in Georgia where it's a requirement and guess what? Crime is very low there. I believe Switzerland requires their citizens to require guns and gun crimes are very low there.
I think what needs to be done is put mental institutions back into play and actually house the severely mentally ill in them. Where I live, they closed the mental hospital and now the mentally ill live wonderful lives on the streets of our city, not bathing, not taking or getting the medications they need, dying of hypothermia in the winter and drowning in the river, that runs through the city, in the summer. They are just so much better off now than being housed in a climate controlled building with a warm bed to sleep in, three square meals a day and some one to look after their medical needs.
Licensing is in place to own certain firearms such as the real assault weapon (i.e. automatic weapons like "Tommy Guns"). But IMHO licensing only gives the government information about who owns guns and which ones. And since there's always a chance that the libs will get power in this country and they want to disarm the people in order to get more power, I wouldn't recommend licensing. Licensing only allows the government to confiscate legal gun owners" guns, but criminals will always get guns illegally.Would licensing gun owners help with the problem? What are your thoughts?
Do a lot of people in the US think this? I am not an American, I live in Canada and we have to have a license for firearms. There are several classes of licenses for various types of firearms. One thing I have noticed is that the firearms laws vary from state to state. In Canada it is one set of rules for the entire country - the provinces and cities can not enact different laws. What is legal on one side of the country, is legal on the other side.Licensing is in place to own certain firearms such as the real assault weapon (i.e. automatic weapons like "Tommy Guns"). But IMHO licensing only gives the government information about who owns guns and which ones. And since there's always a chance that the libs will get power in this country and they want to disarm the people in order to get more power, I wouldn't recommend licensing. Licensing only allows the government to confiscate legal gun owners" guns, but criminals will always get guns illegally.
Did I say anything about completely 3D building a gun from scratch?This is such an exceptional argument. A gun you completely 3d print from scratch is a useless piece of shit.
You're better off just building a simple pipe gun with common hardware.
And if guns are banned why wouldn't ammo (and ammo components) be banned?
Making your 3d printed gun even more useless. (good luck 3d printing smokeless powder).