I am not sure where you are getting “millions”. The whole Tyranny angle is just the misguided fear of grown men. I feel more protected by this government then I do fearful. The NRA does nothing to help solve the issue accept present the stupid idea of arming teachers. i spent 20 years in education and mental health and ran a secure facility for trouble kids. I was the first in my area and one of the first to put in cameras and locked doors. I feel like I saw this coming long ago. My wife is a teacher (27 years). You don’t want her possessing a gun in school. She doesn’t want that either. We are creating a less engaging society with all of the technology available, a more divided society politically. I am more concerned with the fact that we are creating a less accepting society, that those with greatest financial means are becoming more and more jaded in regard to their fellow man and separating themselves and their money from the real issues that need to be addressed. I am more fearful that we have sent so many jobs offshore that we have created a huge group of nearly unemployable individuals who resort to other means to survive. We have a huge prescription drug problem in my area… Guns just complicate all of this.
I live in a state where hunting is huge. Where guys live and breathe deer hunting. Great folks. A high percentage of them will tell you that assault type weapons do not belong in the hands of the everyday person. In my mind, you shouldn’t be able to own one. In my mind, no one should be allowed to posses them or body armor. Why do you need this stuff? If you think you are going to need to take up arms against your government or your neighbor, then you have other issues. We have evolved.
Tracking and registration should be on every gun sold. Like all of your cars. Background checks would help going forward. No they, wouldn’t account for the trip hammer dude that already owns one and carries out the next deed, But it is a step in the right direction. Put freaking Google on it for Pete sake, they track everything else you do.
Nobody is trying to take your guns. So, stop freaking out that about that. It is not the issue. But if you shouldn’t have a gun, and show this in a background check, like a job or owning a car, I personally really don’t want you having one.
I want to see real change in this area, in the safety of our citizens. I want to see what responsible gun owners and the NRA are going to do to be helpful in that. The of thosemajority of people in this country feel as I do. You will see this going forward. People want a safe and accepting society. Most people could care less about gun ownership on a daily basis. But misguided fear makes people do things that they really shouldn’t in the end. It is in the paper everyday.
That vote was about politics, not what was best for the people. I feel for the Newtown families, Gabby Giffords. and all those effected by gun violence. We aren’t doing enough to protect our citizens. Guns are not the greatest means to do this. It takes human action to pull a trigger. Clearly, we need to work on the human factor.