find nothing in here that says, "Take them thar guns away!" In fact, I
don't see one unreasonable item on this list at all. There are stricter
criteria for buying Sudafed, for crying out loud.
killed himself with a gun. And while yes, had he not had access to a
gun, he probably could have employed another method with which to end
himself. However, it is equally possible that had there
been a criteria for gun ownership based on psychological profile, my
father's guns might have been removed from the home for his own safety,
and maybe--MAYBE--he might have had enough time for someone to get to
him and talk to him, or for something to change. Maybe. Maybe not. My
point is, the outcomes could very well have been different. And my
father had no business being around a gun at that point in his life.
I come from a hunting family; there were guns around all the time. I
LIKE guns; I enjoy shooting them and I am a firm supporter of the Second
Amendment. But that doesn't mean I support any Tom, Dick, and Harry
owning an AR/AK, Howitzer, tank, or F-16. I certainly don't think that
everyone should own a gun; some people are just not responsible or
reliable enough to guarantee the general safety and well-being of the
rest of the planet.
That's what this is about. It's not about
disarming you, you idiots. It's about making sure that those of us who
want to own a gun are fit to do so, and that we have a tracking system
that records gun owners. Why not? We do it with drivers.