The “Thought and Prayer” approach to gun control works as well as you think it does
I’m also aware that a high caliber pistol can do the same.
Which means in the service of potential “protection” you don’t mind creating innocent victims. A high-powered firearm is overkill unless you are law enforcement or military. I don’t believe you are either, therefore owning a gun like that is irresponsible.
Point is that what you’re suggesting creates what we could call, for lack of a better term, an “empty right” where everyone agrees that the Constitution enumerates the right, but you’ve made it impossible for anyone to exercise it.
The regulations I’m suggesting are similar to the ones on cars. Nobody has any problem owning or using cars. Being required to get liability insurance on your high-powered pistol so that your neighbor’s family won’t have to pay for her funeral, doesn’t create an empty right.
If the cost of firearms is inflated by tax and regulation, then you fuel a black market into those firearms
Why would firearms be different from alcohol? Yes, it would be cheaper to buy a bottle of moonshine, but it’s way, way easier to just go to the store and pay the tax. You can easily find a store with alcohol and you don’t have to talk to or be in the same room as a criminal. I’d pay extra for that. Most people would.
Trigger locks don’t impact somebody who wants to commit a Vegas style sniper attack or a Parkland -type shooting.
as tragic as mass shootings are, they are not the public health problem caused by so many guns in the environment. If high-powered rifles were banned, the Vegas guy would have had to get a lot closer and would have killed fewer people. Same with Parkland.
A trigger lock would save the 1000 or so kids who die accidentally every year and doesn’t impinge in any way on someone’s right to own a gun. Why would that be a problem?
The cities that have the most gun violence are almost always cities with the more stringent gun control laws.
False. It’s a mis-direction. CITIES with strict gun laws are often a short drive to some place with lax gun laws. Most criminals buy guns through straw purchasers. A license, title, insurance and high taxes on each gun would slow that down considerably.
If the restriction is Constitutional, it will, for the most part, be ineffectual, and….
If the restriction is effectual, it will most assuredly be unConstitutional.
So we’re back to thoughts and prayers. Thanks, but no thanks.