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GUEST,Futwick 5yr old shoots 2yr old (126* d) RE: 5yr old shoots 2yr old 18 May 13

It all ties together. As soon as you open a dialogue on guns, you get two kinds of extremists: those who want to give anyone any type of arms they want in any quantity and those who want to ban all guns and neither side cares about the consequences of their stances. Moreover neither side will give an inch on their stances and admit that going to such extremes is a not very good idea and will offer up the lamest of reasons why their stance is correct.

The point is, guns are here to stay--like it or not. So we need a dialogue based on at least understanding that much--they are here to stay and that they DO have good uses such as the culling of animals that would otherwise overpopulate and cause a starvation crisis. And it certainly is not just the US that has over-the-top mass murderers with firearms. Even in other countries where firearms are nearly non-existent in comparison have their problems of an idiot with a gun or have we already forgotten about Dunblaine? No amount of banning can prevent that.

However, such massacres are certainly far less around the world than what goes on in the US and so the US could benefit from either more gun control laws or more stringent application of current gun laws--probably a bit of both.

But the problem, as I see it, is not so much the availability of guns so much as it is what can be summed up in three letters: NRA. The NRA is THE major impediment to a safer society. Banning assault rifles would do nothing to prevent little kids from shooting each other with .22 rifles. It's the mindset that kids should have guns at all that is the problem here. It's the mindset of believing your kid doesn't need adult supervision and that people who think they do are just liberal faggots who need both barrels of a shotgun shoved up their arses. That is the mindset fostered and defended by the NRA whose ONLY purpose to make money for the gun industry regardless of how many innocent people have to die to keep those profits rolling in. Until that mindset changes, this type of tragedy simply can't be stopped with any amount of legislation.

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