all the bullshit from one extreamist to the next on both sides of the spectrum are really getting annoying. republicans want to keep them un regulated, and democrats just want to out right ban them. i just wish both sides would STFU and listen to reason. this artical (The AR-15, you don't need one and they are too dangerous to own | The Daily Caller) is probbly the most rational thing ive heard in a while when it comes to reasoning. to be honest i fully support an americans right to keep and maintain assult class weapons. but i also agree with the democrats (never thought id say that) than the process for obtaining them needs to be reformed. now ill admit that i have a Colt M4A1 semi-auto assult rifle in the safe in my room. it always has a loaded clip in a redily accessable location. but in the 2 years ive had it its never been used for a violent crime like the democrats want you to belive. many of us gun owners will agree that reform is needed however we also belive than just banning the weapon and sweeping it under the rug will only create more violence in the long run. now a little saying i found on the internet. it was meant to be a joke but it carries more weight than its creator realised. " if you make owning a gun a criminal offence, then won't criminals still own them?" this ban is stupid yeah you may stop one mass shooting with the ban by taking it out of reach of common man. but what about the thousands of criminals that still have them and use them for crime and home invasions every year. whats being done to stop them. now to my point i think ive come up with a reasonable solution to the "people who buy them just so they can kill school kids" (whch is a rediculious notion that us owners all support that behavior)
Manditory Meantal health screenings twice a year will keep the unstable ones from owning and subsequently Useing these weapons.
Very thorough background screens as well as minor investigations into personal life and potential use of the weapon. before purchase as well as yearly recaps
Manditory semi monthly inspections of the securment device (such as safe or cabinet) to make sure while accessable to the owner it is not accessable to anyone who shouldnt be handling it.
all these could be easily enacted with little to no opposition and some on them would create thousands of government jobs Country wide. but no instead of finding a solution to the problem lets just bicker back and forth pushing for two diffrent outcomes that are stupid and dangerous for boh government workers as well as civilians. these are three very simple rules that could be enacted very easily and will take a good deal of the gun weilding idiots off the streets with these guns while maintaining a law abiding citizens right to own and protect his family with these weapons. can they be dangerous? yes! but they can also save lives where a ordinary pistol or shotgun Cant making it easy to engage multiple armed criminals. to be honest if you were a murderer who would you rather kill the right wing anti gun activist thats never held a gun in their life or the guy who openly owns and maintains an assult rifle? whats your honest RATIONAL opinion on the rules i proposed?