Quote from Markperry
But it's ok to send off 18 years old to fight in other parts of the world, either thru draft or by joining the military.
But those 18 year olds would be trained to use weapons.
I am a member of the NRA (don't carry a card around with me though) and I am for more responsible gun laws.
I was raised with guns around my house and was taught, at a very early age, to handle them responsibly. And now, I own several- hand guns & rifles/shot guns.
Does anyone remember the fear-mongering around Obama's election? If you vote for him, he'll take all our guns? Hmmm, in 8 years I didn't have to fight off anyone that came for my guns. I don't remember any attempt to repeal the 2nd amendment (or did I miss it??) I do recall some attempts at common sense gun legislation that didn't get very far because of the money the NRA pours into congress & more fear mongering.
I suppose if it were one of the congressmen/women's children killed in a school shooting or in any other situation where an assault rifle were used, they might reconsider their idiot excuses for why everyone needs access to any kind of gun they want.
Will it stop gun violence? Nope. Will it make it a little more difficult for the Adam Lanzas & Dylan Roofs? Yep.
**my Father gifted me a lifetime membership in the NRA years ago- I don't send them my money nor do I agree with their tactics.