Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BAN ALL GUNS NOW- CRAZIES NOT STOPPED BY "REFORMS"


         BAN ALL GUNS NOW- CRAZIES NOT STOPPED BY "REFORMS"

                                                by Keith Shirey
So,  there was a deadly shooting in Isla Vista, California, last Friday, which left the gunman, four men and two young women dead and several others wounded.
A grieving father said his son died because Congress had failed to act after a mentally ill gunman killed 26 people in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Legislation after Sandy Hook to extend background checks for gun sales, ban assault weapons and limit magazines' capacities failed to clear the Senate in April 2013. Gun-rights advocates strongly opposed the measures.
The shooters  at Sandy Hook and Isla Vista were mentally ill and had been treated by psychologists.  They  both “fell through the cracks.”  Discussions about their pathology are useless.
California has strict guns that didn’t stop the Isla Vista shooter.   He made gun purchases legally, abiding by California's background check system and waiting periods. Despite his troubles, it does not appear that he triggered any warnings — he had no criminal history; he had never explicitly threatened anyone or been deemed a risk to himself or others; he had never been ordered to submit to involuntary mental health treatment; he had no history of addiction. 
The cries for improvement in the mental health system as a means of stopping the mentally ill from going on these shooting sprees are well intentioned but no improvement can stop these mentally ill shooters if they’ve not threatened others or haven’t been committed to a mental institution.  
And even if enacted well-intentioned efforts to limit the lethality of weapons won’t stop the deranged from killing with less lethal guns.
The only real solution is to ban all guns except for those stored at target practicing ranges, gun lodges, and the police.  If a commissioner of public safety, or the equivalent thereof,  thinks a persons life is in danger that, too might be an exception.
 Guns are the source of over 11,000 death a year in America.  in Britain, thanks to the "no gun" rules, 35 British are killed by guns each year. The assault weapon ban in Australia has also helped; deaths from guns went from over 600 a year  to just 210.