The debate is over, for now. And the issue of gun violence remains.
Of course, we have a democracy, a representative democracy that is created from the voters, voters that vote and in the geographies of districts and states as a formed by a federal system of representation. Majorities are that, majorities that are created out of opinions and beliefs and are not legislation until actually legislated which means a process and a process of political interests that need to be aligned to pass laws.
We also believe in the sanctity of the minority, that the interests of those that oppose an issue can and have to right to influence and otherwise thwart what others want. We are not ruled by mobs and the passions of the moment, we are not France.
That said, whatever is done is done by individuals within the system, both those that we agree with and those that we do not. As elected representative they are elected and reelected as reflected by those that vote, the constituents. And there is the rub in the current political process, not what is said but what is done as to how those constituents will act and react to what is done.
What we have here is a divided country, a people who are split as to ideas, ideology and understanding of what is necessary and what is not, not necessary at all.
The failure of gun control is a milepost in what some Americans believe and what action will, or will not do. Many Americans, most Americans see guns as the problem as to access, quantity and lethality as used or could be used and therefore, need to be removed or otherwise controlled. Others see weapons, access to weapons and there use covered by the Constitution and law that entitle citizens ownership and non-interference in that ownership and use, subject to criminal usage as covered by the law. There it is the act not the ownership that is covered as a right.
Few, very few countries in the world have this issue, as weapons are covered as controlled by the state not the citizens.
We have to change, and change is difficult, very difficult, but those that oppose or support gun ownership will continue to have to deal with the issue of how violence is created or not created by the access and ownership of guns as a either the right of the individual or as a society, a society in fear by what weapons can and will do in the hands of those that intend and do violence, the criminal and disturbed.
That book was posted by someone that follows the talking points of the Democratic party.
Have any of you found out drugs are illegal.
Now only the crooks have drugs.
Turn in your gun and be a good citizen.
I am totally opposed to guns of any kind. Have been for most of my life. They have no place in our society, with the exception of certain farmers and ranchers and sport hunters. IMHO, the Second Amendment is totally misread as it only is only intended to provide arms for a militia to protect America, i. e. a National Guard.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
99.9% of guns in America are not being used for national security, so this "right" is a total joke. It is now become the right for nuts to shoot people. And the people who voted against the Amendment are the nuts who made it possible.
Saying that, people in Congress vote for or against things that are not popular in the country but are popular among their constituency. They call it playing politics and all politics are local. I guess it is the price we pay for democracy.
We probably need an addition to the Bill of Rights that includes the right not to be subjected to the whims of politicians.
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