Re: So, what is the answer to gun violence?
It seems to me that the pro gun folks here as well as the NRA views any discussion of gun control as an all or nothing situation....that any movemement towardsfurther regualtion on guns automatically means that the government is going to ban the possesion of all guns, it's going to take away guns from current owners etc. Now there may be some folks on the fringe of the gun control movement that think this way, but I believe that they do not represent the majority. Our society regulates that sale , ownership and use of all sorts of things that are potentially harmful when used improperly or by teh wrong people and most folks see the wisdom in this, I think. Is there no room for reasonable restrictions on the sale and posession of guns and gun-related equipment? Why it is so difficult for gun enthusiasts to accept things like restrictions on clip size, unregistered gun sales, and other steps that do not prevent anyone who is legally qualified to own a gun from getting one?
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower