Monday, February 15, 2016

Doing Something About Gun Violence

In contrast to the views of the hand-wringers, were are doing somethings about gun violence. Here's one that if handled properly, with adequate due process protections, will not unconstitutionally interfere with law-abiding citizens' rights. 
"More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms from of domestic abusers, what the Associated Press calls "a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns." Lawmakers and governors of both parties backed bills stripping gun rights from those who have been convicted of domestic violence-related crimes or are subject to protective orders. The measures have been backed by victims' advocates, law enforcement groups and gun control supporters who see easy access to firearms as a major contributor to domestic violence killings.
"Domestic violence is definitely an area where there is the most agreement between the gun lobby and gun-violence prevention advocates," said Allison Anderman of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco. The National Rifle Association has opposed the farthest-reaching measures but staying neutral or negotiating compromises on others. The NRA has fought provisions that would require people to surrender their guns before they have a chance to contest allegations made in a request for an emergency protective order."

Want to do more.  Make sure police take the shooting and murders of poor black citizens as seriously as they do the murders of others.  Many ghetto murders are not adequately investigated and many murderers get away with it.  No deterrence, no incapacitation, no justice. Gun control is not going to fix this.  There are too many guns out there already.


  1. Controls for domestic violence are good, so long as they are time-limited and not forever. A person prone to domestic violence who is no longer involved in a domestic relationship? Why? Or, as that person ages and the passions fade with time?

    "There are too many guns out there already." False. While over a hundred million firearms have been sold since the year 2000, the homicide rate has continued to decline.


  2. Art,
    Thanks for the comment. You are right about guns and the homicide rate. What I was referring to was trying to take away already legally owned guns. It will not work or be tolerated.