Thursday, December 20, 2012

Semi-Automatic Gun Control for Christmas

Unfortunately it took this many lives, but we may finally get semi-automatic weapon control. This hits home because of the recent massacre in Wisconsin and our newly passed concealed carry law. Illinois seems to be the only sensible state left, but I don't want to move there, I want sensibility in Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. again.

For those who are looking to buy up assault weapons like the Buschmaster used in the Newtown Elementary School Massacre, beware you may likely be wasting your money. If our leaders in Washington do what's right, they'll pass a ban on military-style non-animal hunting weapons and a required buy back program. So, you'll soon be selling your new Buschmaster back to the government for less than you paid.

Here's looking at you Mill's Fleet Farm!

If people would just lock up their guns, we'd all be much safer, including the owners themselves. You can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, you shouldn't be able to own weapons that can massacre a crowd of people. And it's not the fault of violent movies and video games that are watched and played in every other country that doesn't have our massacre problem. How are we better protected by having untrained and potentially hazardous citizens carrying more powerful weapons than most police officers carry?

As for protecting our schools, instead of arming our principals and teachers, we should take notes from the Secret Service playbook. A locker with bomb armor and plans to get children out of danger ASAP would be much more beneficial than more guns. Their duty is to protect the children, not take out shooters.

All I want for Christmas is semi-automatic gun control with sensible sales and license regulations for all guns.