With the recent insanity in Oregon, and the calls for greater gun control in the United States, I feel it’s important to make my position on this issue perfectly clear.
I am a gun owner, in the United States.
I support much stronger restrictions on gun ownership.
I realize this will put me at odds with a large percentage of gun owners, but fuck ’em. The current climate in the states is insane. Any possible talk of modifying laws to add basic, sane safety checks are met with rabid opposition about second amendment rights and the government is coming for my guns.
What the FUCK people???
We live in a society that is interconnected and interdependent. There are insane people in that society, it’s up to the society to care for and protect them. It is society’s purpose to keep the world safe for the citizens within that society. What the hell is wrong with adding basic background checks, limits on number of guns owned, and basic restrictions on how those guns are used?
Lets lay things out.
I believe mandatory background checks for licensing, ownership, and use should be implemented. You have a criminal record, a history of abuse, or have issues with mental health? There should be restrictions.
I believe there should be a limit to the number of guns an individual or household should hold. There is absolutely no reason to own more than 4 guns in a household. They will not make you safer. They will further endanger you, your family, and your neighbors. Shelve the arsenal, assholes. We’re not at war.
I believe guns should be registered and tracked, and purchase of a weapon should require registration and tagging.
I believe all ammunition should be RFID tagged, and powder-tagged. Why the NRA has blocked this forever is beyond me. Law enforcement able to track what gun fired a bullet or was shot on the scene of a crime seems a basic, simple fix. Why has this not happened?
And for those who say “I don’t trust the government, I want my guns to defend myself against dem fedz” – Buddy, here’s a bit of wisdom for you. If you get into a firefight with the US Government, no amount of ammunition, guns, or artillery you have will make an ounce of difference. A gun owner in the US has never. Ever. stood up to the federal government by means of force, and come out on the winning end. Leave that idea aside. Now why do you have all your guns?