Posted by: coastcontact | January 8, 2013

Gun Control Legislation in the United States

  Meager and mild legislation is the best we can hope for.

First we all need to understand that our constitution’s second amendment states we all have the right to keep a bear arms.  That is the core reason that gun owners offer to justify their ownership of all the weapons in their possession.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was almost killed by an assassin, and her husband retired astronaut, Mark Kelly, wrote an op-ed in USA Today that their Americans for Responsible Solutions initiative would help raise money to support greater gun control efforts and take on the powerful gun lobby.

President Obama has appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head a committee that will develop proposed legislation that might reduce gun violence.

Jim and Sarah Brady formed the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Brady, then-President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, was wounded in the 1981 presidential assassination attempt by a mentally ill gunman.

In January, Calfornia Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

The NRA spent at least $24 million in the 2012 election cycle, including $16.8 million through its political action committee and $7.5 million through its affiliated Institute for Legislative Action. By comparison, the Brady Campaign spent around $5,800.

And when it comes to direct lobbying of lawmakers, the NRA was also dominant. Through July 1, the NRA spent $4.4 million to lobby Congress, compared with the Brady Campaign’s $60,000.

It is estimated that there are 300 million weapons of various kinds in the hand of the American public.

I would support the idea of confiscating all guns that can hold magazines of more than ten bullets.

It won’t happen.  The owners of guns are everywhere.  The mere thought of gun controls results in higher gun sales. Gun organizations are too strong to be contained.

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Responses

  1. Hi, good article and sadly you are most probably correct in your ending assertion. The fact that enough people have signed a white house petition to charge sen feinstein is proof of your assertion. Maybe someday, there will be enough adults in our country to allow for sensible gun control. There is no need of assault or military style weapons

  2. nice job. Looking forward for more posts like this.


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