Hmmm...I mention NICS checks for private sales and increased precautions for gun-owning households with mentally ill family members and I'm accused of not naming any "laws" or being "specific enough."
You're cute. Using short terms with no details and calling them "specific". But hey, I'll humor you. NICS checks are already in place for a majority of sales. I'm fine with them being put in place for every sale, as long as it doesn't take longer to purchase. You know why I don't care though? Because they're already in place for the vast majority of sales, and most homicides aren't committed with a legally obtained firearm. But hey, strike one for useless addition to an already overly complicated set of laws!
Increased pre-cautions for households with mentally ill family members? You mean, like not allowing a person who is a threat to themselves or others to legally possess a firearm? Like, how the law already is federally, and each state expands on to different levels? See, this is what I mean by you not providing details. But continue to throw around buzz words like they mean something! It's cute and endearing!
I mention people whining about registries and slippery slope arguments...and then you go talking about CSI and solving crimes as if registries would be primarily used to solve violent gun crimes, which I never even suggested! Not to mention that completely contradicts your earlier statement in the same exact post about me not being specific enough!
You know why I said that? Because you mentioned registries. And "MORE REGULATIONS!" without being specific on what, so I had to fill in the blanks. Kind've like how I had to do a moment ago.
So yeah! I'm going to throw MORE REGULATIONS!! SO SCARY!!! at the problem because we're never going to get rid of guns or completely eliminate gun violence, rather than doing jack shit and let people whine about registries or slippery slopes.
Details again, honey. The arguments are always the same in regards to them: Registries help solve crimes! Except they're never used to actually do that. So, how about you tell me what good they'd do if my earlier assumption on what you meant was inaccurate?
We(as a country) obviously don't give a shit about poor (black) people in the country because they tend to be disproportionately populated in under-resourced neighborhoods, whether it's in an urban or semi-urban location, so we don't talk about that because it doesn't affect most of the country geographically(it does when it comes to population density though, but context amiright). Yet when we want to do something that would lessen the flow of guns or mitigate the possibility of mass casualties, we can't do jack shit because "from my cold, dead hands!" You just said yourself that "outliers" don't matter, so you really don't give a about those populations either! Syntax tried repeatedly to steer the conversation into talking about socio-economic solutions, but you kept wanting to talk about your fucking guns. Fine! You don't want to talk about the underlying issues? Then we'll go your way and talk about your fucking guns. Oh right, you don't want to talk about them, you just want to talk about how it's not an issue nor does it factor into other issues.
Except earlier, I said socio-economic issues probably has a lot more to do with the issue than guns. Thing is, how do you fix it? Give everyone free health care and food? We're already doing that, assuming you fill out paperwork. Hell, I used to get both due to health conditions. Very little pain involved!
How about education? GREAT! Raise the bar, I'm cool with that. But I don't predict that fixing everything magically, because PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO KILL EACH OTHER WITHOUT GOING TO SCHOOL. It's not fucking rocket science. But hey, drugs and gang violence couldn't possibly stem from non-moral reasons. People can't just be greedy fucks, they have to be needy and under-provided for, right?
So, what's your solution, honey bunny? The suggested one of model after other countries (like the UK) that Syntax and the OP suggested?
-Education (Though I doubt it's going to change what you label "gun culture" violence . . . even though it's really drug / gang violence. But hey, at least we can raise the bar a bit.)
-Mental Health reform, because kicking people to the curb a day after they have a psychotic break is dumb. "Well, they took their pills now. And I know they won't tomorrow, but that's not our problem!".
-Crack down on crime in these high crime neighborhoods. Take the drug pushers off the damn streets and put them away. Zero tolerance. Stop letting the fucking crackheads back out on the street after a week repeatedly.
-Societal changes - Maybe the phrase "stop snitchin" should be, I don't know, erased? "Hey, I saw this kid do a drive by . . . but I ain't no snitch." Yup, that's not helping. How about some fun good Samaritan laws that punish people for being un-involved in fixing the problems in their own damn neighborhoods?
-Hell, I'll be nice here: Let's do some prison reform while we're at it. Mandatory education requirements for prisoners. Don't pass? Don't go home unless you're mentally disabled. In which case, special programs for you!
Man, that was rough. I can see why you refuse to put details and just buzz words. Someone might be able to read what I wrote and criticize it! SHIT! I'M SCARED.
Good luck, honey bunny snookums. I have faith in you!