"That does not repeal the Second Amendment! It just makes it work for everyone."[Video] NY Assemblyman Thomas J Abinanti: Ban guns with military origins, register all guns. - The Gun Feed: [Video]
Um ... no.
That doesn't work to reduce gun violence; it only serves to impose arbitrary restrictions on the law-abiding ... who aren't part of the problem, but are part of the solution.
"Whether it's guns on the street, or people with mental problems ... " does a good job of defining the two most likely sources of gun violence; but doesn't address the question of how he plans to make these progenitors of gun violence abide by gun-control laws.
I challenge you to put more money into mental health facilities, rather than cutting the services which are out there today.Um ... yes.
Nobody doesn't think this is important, but even this doesn't shield us from people who are just evil, or politically motivated. Or are just all "I'm Mad As Hell, And I'm Not Going To Take This any More!" Against these classes, there is no defense except retaining our right to defend ourselves, our families, and our communities.
As for the mentally ill, Psychologists and other mental-health practitioners will be the first to state categorically that it's impossible to predict when someone will reach his tipping point and rampage.
Which rather obviates his original thesis, which is that gun control can limit rampage. It can't.
The criminals, the crazies, they will find a way.
And then you're all on your own, cursing the New York Assemblyman who has a plethora of ways to keep firearms out of the hands of the innocents, but knows better than to suggest a way to keep firearms out of the hands of murderers.
OH! And about that ... if he REALLY want's to minimize firearms violence, he should be campaigning to impose the maximum sentence against those who commit violent crimes while in possession of a firearm.
Crooks understand "added time in prison".