WASHINGTON — President Trump stunned Republicans on live television Wednesday by embracing gun control and urging a group of lawmakers at the White House to resurrect gun safety legislation that has been opposed for years by the powerful National Rifle Association and the vast majority of his party.In a remarkable meeting, the president veered wildly from the N.R.A. playbook in front of giddy Democrats and stone-faced Republicans. He called for comprehensive gun control legislation that would expand background checks to weapons purchased at gun shows and on the internet, keep guns from mentally ill people, secure schools and restrict gun sales for some young adults. He even suggested a conversation on an assault weapons ban.At one point, Mr. Trump suggested that law enforcement authorities should have the power to seize guns from mentally ill people or others who could present a danger without first going to court. “I like taking the guns early,” he said, adding, “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”The declarations prompted a frantic series of calls from N.R.A. lobbyists to their allies on Capitol Hill and a statement from the group calling the ideas that Mr. Trump expressed “bad policy.” Republican lawmakers suggested to reporters that they remained opposed to gun control measures.
Passing an assault weapons ban might prevent 170 mass shooting deaths a year in the US, experts who support gun control estimate. Passing a universal background check law could prevent 1,100 gun homicides each year. Raising the age limit for buying firearms could prevent 1,600 homicides and suicides.These are some of the new estimates in a groundbreaking study of the potential impact of American gun control laws. The non-partisan analysis, based on a review of existing gun policy research and a survey of the best guesses of both gun rights and gun control experts, was conducted by the Rand Corporation, which spent two years and more than $1m on the project.
Second, RAND has just concluded another massive and lengthy study on the topic of gun control. QuotePassing an assault weapons ban might prevent 170 mass shooting deaths a year in the US, experts who support gun control estimate.
Passing an assault weapons ban might prevent 170 mass shooting deaths a year in the US, experts who support gun control estimate.
Quote from: Flee on March 02, 2018, 01:36:11 PMSecond, RAND has just concluded another massive and lengthy study on the topic of gun control. QuotePassing an assault weapons ban might prevent 170 mass shooting deaths a year in the US, experts who support gun control estimate.Gotta say, fam, that's way too low for me to support any kind of legislation on.
They didn't even ban the modified 3D printer that can etch out an unregistered AR15 receiver from a block of steel.
Quote from: Vien on March 03, 2018, 11:08:29 AMThey didn't even ban the modified 3D printer that can etch out an unregistered AR15 receiver from a block of steel.Ya, gun control wouldn't work because people can print guns at home using 3D printer.
Also in 2001 A Space Odyssey when the American apes declare independence and write the second amendment they bear arms legally and that's how they win in the movie if not they wouldn't have been able to finish the movie
It is proven that gun control only makes things worse, even in areas with strict gun control like Chicago and D.C. it increased GUN CRIME!
The real answer is restoring firearm freedom and doing away with horrible drug prohibition.
No, it's not. It's educated and backed by experience.https://winteryknight.com/2012/12/03/crime-rates-in-chicago-and-dc-drop-after-gun-control-laws-are-struck-down-3/
Places like Kennesaw, GA, where firearm ownership is REQUIRED BY LAW, have virtually no crime.
Citizens are also better able to stop criminals than police are, as well. If anyone should be disarmed you need to start with them.
"Law-abiding American citizens using guns in self-defense during 2003 shot and killed two and one-half times as many criminals as police did, and with fewer than one-fifth as many incidents as police where an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal (2% versus 11%)."
Over half of all firearm crime here is due to gangs, which is the fault of the illegal drug laws.
You're not seeing all of the variables here.
Quote from: Shhhhhh on March 26, 2018, 04:16:37 PMYouTubeHis sources were no better or less biased than mine, actually.
this is why i don't bother with the whole "cite your sources" game, complete waste of time
And why are these states surrounding Chicago not as bad off?
i think most people have pretty much made up their minds on this subjectno one's actually interested in learning or having a discussion, because we're talking about what a lot of people view to be inalienable birthrights, and no amount of posting sources or statistics is going to change people's attitudes there
Ban cities. Boom, gun problem solved.
Quote from: DAS B00T x2 on March 26, 2018, 07:12:15 PMBan cities. Boom, gun problem solved.No more school shootings without a school to shoot up, amirite?
Snopes and Rand are garbage, not sure about the others, but many were biased towards government. Also, I posted Forbes. You haven't presented a credible argument for me to respond to.https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/2018/03/20/any-study-of-gun-violence-should-include-how-guns-save-lives/#3b1464d5edc5
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