Monday, September 16, 2013

And more on guns...some serious questions

Here are some questions nobody ever asks. And if anybody did ask, nobody would answer anyway.

1. If you don't plan to commit a mass murder, why would you need to buy a military-grade assault weapon? (What else are these things good for? Deer hunting?)

2. Why is it legal to sell weapons of war to civilians? When there is no possible legal use for such weapons outside of a war zone, wouldn't it make sense to, you know, NOT SELL THEM to the general population? We don't allow tank manufacturers and nuclear weapons manufacturers to sell their wares at Wal-Mart. Shouldn't the same hold for assault rifles?

3. Even if you support the idea that people have some kind of inherent right to have guns (which I absolutely don't) what possible reason is there not to institute comprehensive background and mental health checks BEFORE the gun sale is allowed to go forward?

4. Why for Christ's sake are those "no questions asked" gun shows legal? What possible justification is there for this, from a legal standpoint?

5. Why are we as a nation so unconcerned about the fact that stuff like this happens constantly?

I won't hold my breath waiting for answers.

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