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Solving gun violence in the US in today's insane political climate requires a solution that makes it painless for everyone.

First that this idea even needs to be broached in the first place is ridiculous especially given the lack of clarity in the second amendment (eg it does not specify types of arms so that should be handled by laws not as a "do what you will free for all").

That said it seems there are some major elements that would be necessary to reduce gun deaths in the US and there are some obfuscating interests embodied in the NRA that must be sidestepped or accommodated in the solution.

Four main areas of focus jump out to reduce gun deaths:

1) "mass killings" (included in this would be the 2 or 3 person shootings as well as as Newtown or Aurora types)
2) Accidental shootings
3) Non-owner shootings (eg the shooter is not the owner of the gun)
4) "black market" trading

Added to these I would say the parameter that makes gun control legislation difficult is gun manufacturer revenue stream protection using the second amendment as a shill.

So what are the necessary parameters to make something happen vs. the absurdity of what is going to happen over the next few months in Washington:

1) Figure out a way that shifting policy creates more revenue for gun manufacturers so they get the NRA on board
2) Make sure that guns cannot be used in public places or by someone other than their owner

The Idea - Mandatory gun locks and universal kill switches.

On locks, all responsible gun owners have gun safes. Why not move the lock to the gun's trigger mechanism either with a combination code or biometric locks. That would prevent unauthorized use of the gun by anyone but the owner.

On kill switches, in the same locking mechanism put a chip and actuator that freezes the locking mechanism mentioned above when it receives a certain modulated radio signal.

If mandatory then all existing guns will have to be refitted with the new bolt mechanism creating revenue streams for the gun manufacturers and on all new guns they can charge more creating more revenue.

Thoughts?

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  • Feb 7 2013: Tify

    Well done, well put. You are absolutely correct. The strange thing is, is that people don't want to, resist, or and even, scoff at the truth, as in this case, holding those we follow. up to those standards, demanding and GETTING them to obey us/US, and just addressing the real causes, conditions and reasons for such things.

    The reason for this? The American people, by and large, are close to 100% brainwashed into what they "think" they "believe".

    Today, they are by and large what I term, "Manchurian Citizens".
    They are mental robots. They have allowed themselves and have willingly accepted being rendered into the growing condition called, "Artificial Intelligence". In fact, William Casey, the head of the cia in 1981 said, "We will know when our program of disinformation is complete when every thing the American public believes, is false." With this as a guide, Americans should "not believe" one thing their leaders, of every kind, tell them, including their media, religions, and so on.

    The main affect of brainwashing is a dulled ability to reason.
    The next main effect is an impeded ability to act.

    Thus, they believe what they are told to believe, they think what they are told to think, they say what they are told to say, and they do what they are told to do. Conversely,

    They don't believe what they are told not to believe, they don't think what they are told not to think, they don't say what they are told not to say and they don't do what they are told not to do.
    Mental robots with artificial intelligence.

    Those two short paragraphs represent the "minutia" you mention that most get caught up in discussing, back and forth, without real progress or understanding because it leads them away from the truth.

    This also prevails in many other topics, some too hot for here, as they are simply "too hot" anywhere because people have been brainwashed into believing they are, all the while holding to false information about them, as truth.

    Americans worship lies.
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      Feb 7 2013: Finally the truth be told.
      Those mindless Americans who have internal issues of law and responsibility have demonstrated on the world stage their lack of the real truth. Very astute. A hundred years ago our selfishness got us involved in a political misunderstanding in Europe. Our worship of lies probably led us to support the wrong side. Never mind the loss of American lives They were just cannon fodder.
      It wasn't a generation later, that the situation in Europe came back and this time involved the whole world, at least that part in the temperate zones. Again, those brainwashed Americans got involved and after the loss of millions of lives world wide including Americans, it was resolved. But, did those lie worshiping Americans leave to go home? No, some stayed and helped the vanquished to regain their national heritage. Now those countries have regained a strong standing in the family of nations. Rather generous for a brainwashed country of liars.

      Currently, America is undergoing a debate on issues that address their Constitution. The very source of their brainwashed lies. Now there are a number of people who are not Americans and are not bound by the American Constitution or owe allegiance to it who have strong opinions on it. I think that us brainwashed Americans liars should respect these opinions and give them every consideration in our discussions of our current conversations.
      • Feb 8 2013: Take a look at the real facts: America lowest deaths percentage of population WW1 .13% Canada had .92 and for WW2 again only .32% Canada .40% and their ally the Soviet Union 13.88% It's telling that you have to go back that far. The Soviet Union was quickly turned into their enemy to give an excuse to arm with nukes. This ritual of throwing former friends under the bus is very common, even unto today. Americans have a high self centered fraudulent opinion of themselves. It's not as if you helped us out for altruistic measures and got nothin' from it. Revisionism is rampant beyond Hollywood, too
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          Feb 8 2013: Revisionism? Bud...

          Let see, you forgot to mention that the USA came late to the WWI party.
          In WW2, US and the UK were allies, Canada as part of the UK did commit a greater
          percentage of forces to England, but in actual numbers there were nearly half million US casualties and 50,000 in Canada. Are we really going to debate which country shed the most tears.
          Stalin was invited to the allied party because the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Churchill wanted the Russians engaged with Germany to take the pressure off western Europe and England. Roosevelt was not happy with this situation but yielded to Churchill.
          The USA was not a friend of the Soviet Union because of the American Communist Party.
          creating internal unrest.
          The development of the atom bomb was not a strategic development for the War but was a scientific curiosity. The creation of the bomb did not come about until Truman was faced with the invasion of Japan, The planners estimated over half million casualties both Japanese and American, the bomb was used to bring about the capitulation of Japan without the invasion.
          You didn't list former friends under the bus, so?
          Then I am not sure how self opinion is fraudulent nor can I address help given to the "us"
          as altruistic or whatever gains the USA got.
          For me, WW2 was not history to revise, but current events.
          But what does any of this have to do with ending gun violence in the USA in this polarized
          political climate?
          Do you just want to say something regardless of appropriateness? You've done it.

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