The recent attacks from the left regarding the Second Amendment in the midst of a horrible massacre that just took place in Las Vegas is pathetic, and shows a complete disrespect for the victims and reveals that they are willing to utilize such a horrific attack for their own selfish political gain. Let's face it, many Democrats want to take away your Second Amendment rights but they are too afraid to say it. However, Americans will never let that happen! They know that their anti-gun rhetoric will never take away our Second Amendment but they just say it to appease their leftist supporters. This is a con game Democrats run on their own constituents and they eat it up. The one thing we can depend on when it comes to Democrat's solutions to problems is that they never work!
Here is the truth, there is no way, no solution, to stop these attacks from occurring short of taking every gun from every American, as my friend S.E. Cupp stated on her show "Unfiltered" on HLN recently. Even if that occurs, evil lunatics will find another way to kill and only criminals and cops would have guns, this would leave us all as prey for the criminal element with no way to protect ourselves, the crime will then considerably increase and police can only do so much and cannot be everywhere all the time.
It will also create a new black market for illegal guns which will increase the crime rate because every weapon imaginable will eventually be available to criminals. Remember prohibition, that boosted organized crime and the crime rate skyrocketed!
The only real solution is to come up with strategies to reduce the amount of injuries and keep these guns out of the hands of criminals in the event of an attack.
- Background/psych background checks on all individuals who purchase any gun whether it’s from a store or another person. This can be easily done if you want to buy a gun from another person by just entering a gun store and have them run the check on the person you're selling it to for a small fee.
- Ban military ammunition such as NATO rounds which are designed to be utilized in combat to create if not deadly but horrific life threatening/disabling wounds. Therefore, bullet manufacturers will make bullets that would not create these specific types of wounds when someone is struck.
- Awareness programs for civilians on how to react to such an attack.
- Real prosecutions for gun criminals like a mandatory 10 years added on to your sentence for committing a crime with a gun and being in possession of an illegal gun. No parole!
- Life imprisonment for gun traffickers! You sell a gun on the street, first offense 10 years, next life.
- Illegal to make any conversion to a weapon which turns it into fully automatic.
- Magazine/clips no larger than 30 rounds.
- Make it easier for law abiding Americans to purchase guns by getting rid of the intentional bureaucratic nightmare created by some states to discourage potential gun owners.
- Make it easier for those with gun permits to be able to obtain a concealed carry permit once properly trained.
- All gun owners trained in safety and how to keep weapons secure in their homes.
I think this is a good start, I didn’t think of everything, however I think this is a common sense approach that most gun advocates can accept. I'm not the almighty and don’t have all the answers but I do have suggestions to help start a common sense discussion!
Harry Houck is a CNN law enforcement analyst, retired NYPD Detective First Grade, and USMC veteran. Follow him on Twitter, @HarryJHouck, or Facebook. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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