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Gun Control Now!

October 10, 2006

Replay of show that aired October 5, 2006
Guest: Elizabeth Haile, Staff Attorney for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
As I read what happened in Bart, Pennsylvania,
I just get more sad, more disgusted and more angry.
Here’s a briliiant idea, politicians: DON’T LET MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE HAVE GUNS!
Right now, we don’t have the facts of the case.
But I’d be willing to bet this man has a past history.
Owning a gun is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT. And if you’re sick in the head, it is up to the authorities to keep guns OUT OF YOUR HANDS!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Amish families who lost their daughters….. Maybe this will spur politicians to FINALLY take action.
And if you’re sane (and you’ve never committed a felony or a violent misdemeanor, and you have no restraining order against you) and you like to hunt, and you want to own a gun? Fine by me. You shouldn’t mind to submitting to a little background check and waiting a week to get your gun. What’s your rush? That is, if you have nothing to hide….Deer season is longer than a week. And if you need a gun for self-protection RIGHT AWAY, maybe you should call the police and tell them who’s threatening you!
And if you sell a gun to anyone who would have failed a background check if you had only done one? YOU should go to jail for AT LEAST 10 YEARS, pay wrongful-death damages, and, perhaps (with the permission of the victims’ families), have your jail cell lined with pictures of your victims so that you may be haunted by the innocent lives snuffed out because you were too “busy” or concerned about “profits” before doing a background check on a potential murderer.
Guns are not toys. I can’t believe I live in a country where, in some states, ex-felons are not allowed to vote but can still own guns.
As for the parents who allowed their six(!)-year-old child access to a gun to bring it to school, I want them in jail….for a long time! Ten years sounds about right to me…

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  • The cure is concealed in your heart October 11, 2006 9:28 am

    We are a culture of guns that thinks a TV drama is so much more exciting when a firearm is present–we are a culture of sins that go unrepented–that our kids inherit in so many ways–so go to Vegas and gamble away your guilt on a 7-day, 6-night dream-vacation

  • Robt October 10, 2006 2:02 pm

    What if we just make it legal for all kids to carry concealed weapons at school or that matter anywhere? There are some that say it works as a deterrent for adults. Why not kids?