“It seems like our elected state legislature thinks it would be good to allow guns to be carried on college campus and in all public places. ”
Not exactly please do not fall victim to propaganda headlines. This issue that the legislature is debating is can licensed concealed firearms owners bring suite against public building and places prevented them from from the licensed ability to carry their firearm. License holders were always legal to carry in public places. The new law only adds the provision that gives license owners a way to stop the local security from giving them a hassle. The requirement to get a license is an extensive class in the use and laws involving the use and ownership of a firearm. Then you are checked for any crime record and finger printed in the national data base that is checked when crimes are committed. Then charged over $100 and wait more than a month to get the license.

The idea is to stop the criminals that know no one they are targeting can fight back. This is just common sense and the freedom this government was founded on. As for drunks and people that can not control their emotions we have a history of their abuse and criminal records. Perhaps the sporting events need to tone down the emotional entertainment. We need good guys protecting the feeble from the bad guys.

Raley did not hold anything back. She wrote:

Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it-violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!

5 Responses to “Firearms”

  1. fwiw says:

    How many mothers have assault rifles and Glock pistols with 15 round magazines? How many mothers want to own such firearms? And when the vast majority of mothers who have no desire to own such weapons do have a great desire to protect their children what should the federal government do? Are those mothers looking to the NRA for the answer?

  2. Lisa says:

    The Glock 19 is very popular with mothers I know a few that have them. The question is are they qualified? Do they have emotional control? Semi automatic rifles are cheap and easy to maintain. The ammunition is also cheap and makes an excellent practice range firearm.

    The government can not protect individuals as it is focused on protecting the nation. The government can not even stop scam phone calls. Do not look to government for personal protection. A question comes up is public education doing its promise to educate? Why is education focused on job training and providing worker/consumers for corporations? What happened to liberal arts and teaching morals and ethics? Why are children forced to be with violent cultures? One size does not fit all. We have a far greater problem with education that we do with firearms.

    For those parents that do not have parenting skills to teach children to be aware of social problems and dangerous people perhaps we can use the school buildings to educate both parents and children after regular school instead of them playing sports and watching entertainment. Most video and modern entertainment today is of a violent nature. It is up to the parent to control electronic usage. Perhaps the religions could focus on social skills rather than prayer. They are not paying taxes and should be for the public good of all not just members.

    The NRA is better at protecting freedom and liberty than the federal government. Many violent people would think twice if they thought that the person they are trying to take advantage of could defend themselves. The problem is many wage earners can not afford the cost of education and the firearms to protect themselves. Remember women are equal as both mothers and fathers share responsibility to be safe. You can not have equal pay if you can not provide equal protection.

    Perhaps Mississippi has neglected its responsibility as a state government and is collecting welfare from the federal government to survive. Why is the local government not improving? Where is the quality control and continuous ISO 9000 program to be more efficient and better quality? You can blame the ignorant public educated voter.

    • fwiw says:

      How many mass murders have been committed with Thompson sub machine guns? How many with BARs? How many with M-16s?

      Those weapons haven’t been used to murder innocent people because they are illegal to be owned by anyone except licensed firearms collectors with strict controls. AR-15s, Glocks ans similar firearms should be classified like machine guns.

      • Lisa says:

        How many automobiles have murdered people? How about drugs both legal and illegal Chicago has the strictest gun control in the nation yet the highest murder rate with guns. The problem is the culture that use the tools not the tools.

  3. Lisa says:

    The mass shooting has rattled Australia, where lawmakers passed some of the world’s most restrictive gun-control laws after a 1996 massacre in Tasmania.

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