Friday, December 21, 2012

My answer to the NRA's proposal to have armed guards at every school in America.

1.All semi-automatic weapons need to be banned. The government should buy them from people who already own them and then destroy them. Anyone who is caught with one of these weapons would receive a $10,000-$50,000 fine and an automatic jail sentence, a long one. 
All clips with multiple rounds should also be banned and destroyed.   This law needs to go into effect as soon a possible.  
Concealed weapons should be illegal.
 All other gun purchases must be done with a background check, this would include Gun Shows. No one immediately buys a gun. There must be a waiting period. No exceptions.  
All guns must be registered on a national registry.  This is retroactive.  Anyone who has a gun that is not on the registry will face a fine and/or automatic jail sentence.
2. We need immediate funding for health care for the mentally ill, we need care facilities for them and not a jail cells. Schools need funding to provide additional assistance for students with personality disorders or who are mental health issues. Parents and families of someone who has either of these, need a support system.
3. We need to take a serious look at the violence we are allowing on TV, in movies and video games. 
I believe that this would be a very big start to ending the problem with guns in America.  Semi-automatic weapons and clips with multiple rounds will be legal only for police and military.  
The NRA needs to be stopped.  No more guns and get rid of some of the millions we already have.   


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