Let’s Keep the Gun Control Laws That Work..if Any

By Rob Morse: Training

Chuck and Diane
Chuck and Diane

Slow FactsUSA –-(Ammoland.com)-  A mass murderer killed almost 60 people in Las Vegas. Hundreds more were injured by gunshot wounds and by being trampled in the mass panic that followed. Politicianscelebrities and gun control activists called for new gun laws. Gun control laws aren't a new idea. We already have 23 thousand firearms regulations.

We can keep the gun-control laws that work and get rid of the rest. Let’s examine the recent proposals.

We Demand Universal Background Checks

We have a long history of background checks. Many states already require them when firearms are bought or sold. The murderer in Las Vegas bought his guns legally at a gun shop so he passed his mandated federal background checks. So did the mass murderers who killed people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon, and at Isla Vista near the University of Santa Barbara campus. I’m noticing a pattern here. Background checks only look at past criminal history. They can not predict the future behavior of mass murderers. They absolutely failed and we should not put our faith in them to stop the next murderer.

We Must Impose Magazine Capacity Restrictions

I mentioned him before, but the murderer at Isla Vista used a handgun, not a rifle. He bought his gun and magazines in California which already has magazine capacity restrictions. This murderer had several magazines. So did the murder who killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The attempted mass murderer who attacked a church in Tennessee last month also used a handgun. These murderers were able to kill at will because their victims were disarmed. Magazine Capacity Restrictions didn’t stop mass murders. Let’s get rid of this failed law.

Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons

The proponents of gun control said we should outlaw semi-automatic weapons. These weapons fire a single shot for each press of the trigger. We will ignore the physical and legal impossibility of collecting every one of the 200 million semi-automatic firearms in the United States. Let’s pretend for a moment that we could make all of the semi-automatic guns in the United States go away. Guns don’t stay gone. Criminals get them. Criminals have them now. It is illegal for criminals to have guns, but the night is filled with gunfire in Chicago. In Chicago, we disarmed the honest people while we left the criminals armed. Gun prohibition failed to disarm criminals, so let’s get rid of it.

Prohibit Private Citizens from Owning Firearms

Gun Control advocates say we should have gun laws like the ones in England and France. Mexico and Honduras also have gun prohibition, but the prohibitionists don't bring up those examples. In Mexico and Honduras, the drug gangs have guns and the honest citizens are disarmed. Those countries have a frightening murder rate that is far higher than in the United States.

When we consider Europe, we see that gun prohibition again failed to lower crime or stop mass murder. London now has a higher crime rate than New York City. France outlawed semi-automatic rifles, yet terrorists murdered over a hundred people at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. These terrorists used illegal automatic rifles. It turns out that terrorists and drug gangs don’t obey the law. Only honest people do, so who are we disarming with more gun laws? These gun laws fail in the United States and around the world. Prohibition fails, so let’s get rid of it.

We need more gun-free zones

The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was a gun free zone. Not even the security guards were armed. The Pulse Nightclub, the Umpqua Community College, Isla Vista, and the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were also gun free zones. Murderers go to these so-called “gun-free zones” because they want disarmed victims. Since murderers like them, let’s get rid of legally mandated gun-free zones.

But gun-control might save one life

For every claim that gun control saves a life, I can point to many lives we’ve lost due to gun prohibition. For example, victims of domestic abuse could not buy a gun to protect themselves and their family. I can point to rape victims who were disarmed by gun laws at their campus. Disarming honest people doesn’t make us safer. I document that guns save lives every week.

I want to save many lives, and that is why I want these ineffective gun laws to go away. I trust my neighbors to do the right thing. I trust my neighbors every day as we drive to work and school. So do you. I trust my neighbors more than I fear criminals. I want my neighbors ready to save lives every day..and everywhere. That is why I want to get rid of these gun control laws that don’t work. It is simply common sense.


About Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor

  • 8 thoughts on “Let’s Keep the Gun Control Laws That Work..if Any

    1. By law it it is illegal for criminals to own guns so why does california create a law to license ammo? This is another idiotic law being created to make it more difficult for legal gun owners to purchase ammo. If laws are so effective why do we still have crimes being perpetrated so regularly? Criminals are probably the most anti gun and vote this way so they don’t get shot in the process of committing a crime. Politicians have bodyguards and can carry legally while us peons don’t deserve this right in their opinion. We should make a law that politicians can not have any rights or privileges that common citizens don’t have.

    2. Gun control doesn’t keep criminals from their nefarious ends. The Democratic Communists just want control of you!

      “Gun control is a nice tight five shot grouping!”

    3. Way too much common sense for those of left- minded persuasion. Only when they can turn America into a socialist government take all society will they be happy. Kind of reminds me of Hitler and Stalin.

    4. At the end of the day, Gun control is not an enumerated power delegated to the federal government

      Our federal Constitution doesn’t delegate to the federal government any power over the Country at Large to restrict our arms. Accordingly, all pretended federal laws, regulations, orders, opinions, or treaties which purport to do so are unconstitutional as outside the scope of powers delegated. They are also unconstitutional as in violation of the Second Amendment. The ATF does not exist Constitutionally either. Time for Congress to grow a pair, start honoring their oath of office and follow the Constitution. Ok that will only happen when We the People demand it.

      1. Yes, isn’t it interesting that one of the nastiest and sloppy FedGov agencies was formed to deal with three classes of personal possessions. The abbreviation for that agency is formed from the first letter of those three classes of good. The Constitution provides NO power or authority to FedGov to meddle with any of the three classes. Nope. Not alcohol, not tobacco, not firearms. In the beginning, the faux authority was given in order to exact an illegal tax or tariff on those three classes of good. Fine. go ahead and tax them, but dump the agency and ALL its regulations relating to all three classess of good.

        1. The only one done right was alcohol and Prohibition. While not a right, at least the populace was given the curtesy of passing it through the amendment process. When Prohibition was repealed, again it was by the desire of We the People and a second amendment, not by politicians telling us something is for our own good.

          The original authors of the Constitution, including the authors, James Madison and George Mason, of the 2d Amendment left us their words in personal documents, journals, and correspondence. In addition, they were called upon by the individual state legislatures to appear and explain their words and intent, which they did. Based upon their presentations, the states ratified the entire Constitution with no changes to the 2nd Amendment. The words of Madison and Mason were recorded by those legislatures. Those words remain for us today. Therefore, there has never been a reason for the government or courts to interpret or reinterpret those words. What the anti-gun people like Bloomberg or courts do is violate the Constitution when they push infringing laws through.

    5. Great report ,copies (flood the halls of justice) should be sent to every anti-gun gov rep and other fools who feel that only they (and their bodyguards) should be armed. Send them to a GUN FREE ZONE and see how they like it.,no body guards allowed.

    6. Finally, someone is using their common sense. Yes we should get rid of these laws that don’t work as proven by the statements above. And while you’re at it, let’s create some good gun control laws that will work like,#1 if you’re convicted of committing a crime with a gun maximum penalties and punishments to be given, no early release is no early parole no probation, just hard time period. #2 make it mandatory that every new Firearms purchase comes with a safety class with actual shooting involved in your training free of charge. #3 any law that goes against the Second Amendment is invalid. These are just a start please at your own.

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