3 years ago
^ I have countered this argument multiple times already, and I honestly don't know how to make it any clearer than I already have. I have zero problem with a sane, responsible, law-abiding citizen owning a legal weapon for hunting or self-defense or whatever. I am arguing that an irresponsible criminal fucking lunatic should not be able to easily get one.
This is not that complicated. I am calling for background checks and registration. I am calling for sensible regulation, not a ban.
People who suffer from extreme forms of epilepsy are not allowed to drive cars. Children are not allowed to buy beer. People who beat and rape their spouses don't get visitation rights after the divorce. Registered sex offenders don't get to go near a school. You need a license to drive, you need ID to buy booze, you need a background check before you can adopt kids.
HOMICIDAL LUNATICS DON'T GET TO BUY GUNS. I don't understand what POSSIBLE argument there could be against this. A simple, basic psychological background check would have raised enough red flags to prevent this fucker from passing. Whatever excuses anyone wants to make, if this fucker hadn't had the weapon he had, there would be 50 fewer graves being dug in Orlando right now.