Gun control just won't work

Scott Keeler  Tampa Bay Times

The group has previously described red-flag laws to restrict access by such people as a "campaign of shame against gun owners". Aspiring mass murders who seek out gun free zones to commit their atrocities are inherent cowards. I was fortunate to have the flexibility in my life at the time to take care of this overwhelming task.

Sadly, another mass shooting occurs, and yet again we witness misplaced outrage, not at the 19-year-old Florida monster with a history of mental problems, or the complete breakdown of every agency from the sheriff's department all the way up to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. My goal was to sell off the inventory by the time I finished my student teaching. The N.R.A.'s hold over Congress, and particularly the Republican Party, is a textbook case of political capture.

While student protests inspired by the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting drew attention to the issue of gun violence statewide and nationally on Wednesday, efforts to get gun-control legislation passed face an uphill battle at the state Capitol.

I tried it myself and definitely understand the adrenaline rush, but it's not my kind of hobby.

An NBC News/Survey Monkey poll taken February 26-28 showed 56 percent of those polled disagreed with the proposal for teachers to carry guns. When 16-year-old student Alondra Gittelson asked the speaker of the Florida House Richard Corcoran whether he would support a ban on assault weapons, she received a disappointing and patronizing answer: not in favour because, as he likes to tell his kids, you have to be careful how much power you give to the government. No one is talking about forcing any teacher to carry a gun. The process for an individual with no record to buy a rifle (including an AR-15) is way too easy.

Trump's recommendations also fall short of some of the ideas he'd discussed during multiple hour-long meetings in front of news cameras, including a stronger background check system and the suggestion that guns should be taken from people considered unsafe without first seeking a court order. Every day of my career, I have talked with parents about gun safety. I think not. It is hard enough to find qualified people to teach our children without asking them to be prepared to police a riot, by killing someone.

I have a number of friends who are pro-Second Amendment.

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In Florida, site of last month's massacre that left 17 dead, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a set of new gun restrictions that allow some teachers and staff to carry guns on school campuses. Even if such a ban prevented only one or two mass shootings, that would be a start.

These ideas don't consider the financial burden schools are already facing or the substantial amount of training required to shoot a desired target in a building full of children running for their lives. And they're also untrained and unprepared for anyone with the ability to stand up to them.

I would take it as a sap to suggest that President Trump wants to do something, is trying to move in a direction of allaying public concern about violence and schools and guns. I have seen articles posted with incorrect and/or exaggerated information about people being able to easily buy fully automatic guns or the differences between different types of guns, and little to no knowledge of the actual gun laws in the comments. "But we need to look at all the resources that are available to us, in my opinion".

More guns, more guns, and more guns for everyone! As its aging, white, male membership grows more fearful in a changing nation, the group has come to view democratic debate as a losing proposition. The children who have been shot at for all these years will not be ignored. They didn't have the votes to reinstate it, because the politicians didn't have the support of the people. Everytown for Gun Safety advocates for universal background checks and other gun control measures.

"Hey, hey, ho, ho, the NRA has got to go!" was one popular chant, accompanied by a "F-- the NRA" sign.

"Let's work together to secure our schools and stop school violence", Cox continues. They're standing up without us because they're exhausted of the same old lines that we hear after every mass shooting.

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