Parkland students: our manifesto to change America's gun laws | Editorial staff of the Eagle Eye | US news | The Guardian
That’s why the Eagle Eye has come together and proposed these following changes to gun policy. We believe federal and state governments must put these in place to ensure that mass shootings and gun violence cease to be a staple of American culture.I believe that any effort put forth by our "government" is more likely to infringe upon our Constitutional rights than to support them. And anyone who invites the Government into our privacy is an absolute dingbat clueless asshole.
Yeah ... I'm talking about You, Guardian!
Ban semi-automatic weapons that fire high-velocity rounds
Civilians shouldn’t have access to the same weapons that soldiers do. That’s a gross misuse of the second amendment.
These weapons were designed for dealing death: not to animals or targets, but to other human beings. The fact that they can be bought by the public does not promote domestic tranquility. Rather, their availability puts us into the kind of danger faced by men and women trapped in war zones
Sorry .. are you British? Did I offend you?
This situation reflects a failure of our government. It must be corrected to ensure the safety of those guaranteed the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The police are not responsible for our safety. Look it up ... they just enforce the law, and clean up the mess "after". They don't protect, whatever the chi-chi motto is painted on their patrol cars.
"Our Government" has chosen to NOT accept this responsibility.
High-capacity magazines played a huge role in the shooting at our school. In only 10 minutes, 17 people were killed, and 17 others were injured. This is unacceptable.
That’s why we believe that bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories that simulate the effect of military-grade automatic weapons should be banned.
If you were attacked by a number of people and weren't very good at shooting .. wouldn't you want a lot of ammunition to defend yourself?
This is a "Second Amendment" nation. We hold these truths to be self-evident .. unlike the British whose truths are all wrapped up in gauze and tape.
Establish a database of gun sales and universal background checks
We believe that there should be a database recording which guns are sold in the United States, to whom, and of what caliber and capacity they are.
The Government already knows more about you that you would wish ... the only reason for "them" knowing all that crap is so that they can violate your civil rights arbitrarily.
Together with universal background checks, this system would help law enforcement stop a potentially dangerous person before they commit a gun crime.
Thanks to loopholes, people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to buy firearms are able to purchase them at gun shows and secondhand sales. The existence of these loopholes reflects the ineptitude of state and federal legislators.
If we are serious about preventing people from purchasing deadly weapons, we must monitor sales that take place at gun shows and on secondhand markets. This is especially urgent given the danger posed by mentally unstable and violent individuals armed with firearms.
What there IS, is the ability for two people to make a private transaction of any commodity without involving the Federal Government.
Which suits me just FINE.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be allowed to conduct research on the dangers of gun violence. The fact that they are currently prohibited from doing so undermines the first amendment. It also violates the rights of the American people.
Their support has NOT been cut off; several other sources (such as Harvard University) have come forward to provide funding. But our tax dollars no longer are arbitrarily used to support a political position which some of us do not espouse.
Personally, I'm grateful. I hate the thought that my tax dollars would be wasted on a governmental department dedicated to undermining my Second Amendment Freedoms!
Raise the firearm purchase age to 21
Dedicate more funds to mental health research and professionals
Increase funding for school security
Our children are our future. They should be protected against any threat.
No effort is too expensive, no defense is too radical.