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Joe Zepeda
Posted over 1 year ago
Solving gun violence in the US in today's insane political climate requires a solution that makes it painless for everyone.
Rob- " give 1000 people guns and guaranteed someone is getting shot damn quick"... How come there aren't just massive killings at gun shows where attendance's depending on show can grow to 20,000 and majority are armed? Yet at the same time you say its just a natural thing that is ingrained in our systems. Well if violence and murder is just any old thing built into our DNA then what good is banning guns going to do when you can poison water supplies, make a bomb with fertilizer, drive your car through a parade or just hack up your family with a knife? You ask me to look at a map to see where the murders are happening, been there done that. Ive driven around the country as a Driver in the movie industry and have done firearms class all through this country. That is why the current AWB is a total joke. It goes after guns like the Ar-15 and Ak-47 (i own both btw and i use my Ar15 for hunting more than any others i own) yet these guns are only used in 1.2% of gun crimes (according to FBI stats). The most gun used in poor places are cheap throw away junk handguns most often stolen btw, and are not going to be regulated under the current proposed ban. So why are we doing it then? As awful as mass shootings are, they are very rare especially since there are well over 100 million gun owners in this country and 300+ million guns. The worst mass shooting was in Va Tech and killed 32 and wounded another 17 with 2 handguns (9mm and .22lr neither in the AWB). 2nd worst was Charles Whitman in the tower at UT. He shot 48 people with a bolt action rifle (not in the AWB) so what is this going to accomplish? Sandy hook gave the shooter 20 minutes (look it up) to have full reign to kill anyone he wanted, the fact that he used a semi auto rifle which was an Ar-15 so speed of fire didn't matter at all. The only way those kids would be alive now is if another person there were armed. Almost all of them killed themselves when faced against another person with a gun.
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Joe Zepeda
Posted over 1 year ago
Solving gun violence in the US in today's insane political climate requires a solution that makes it painless for everyone.
I am 30yrs old. I am a licensed firearm instructor and I don't ever force or even strongly encourage people to join the shooting sports even if it is for personal/home defense. It is very disturbing to hear people talking about banning firearms they know nothing about. Currently by the definition at least 90% of guns today are "Assault Weapons". They are admitting they have never used or touched a firearm yet they feel they have the right to tell us what we do and don't need. In what other aspect in life would this be acceptable? How can you discuss such major actions without knowing what you are even looking at? The truth is by doing it blindly it is showing that it is an all out assault on the 2nd Amendment and firearms in general. There was a time when it was very common for schools to have shooting clubs. Even in 1998 in SoCal I took a class in school for Gunsmithing. Kids had rifles in their trucks for hunting season and im talking less than 40miles from Los Angeles. I tell you anti gun people honestly, it is NOT the firearm that is the problem. Education in firearms is seriously lacking. Guns are everywhere and will continue to be regardless of what a piece of paper says. If you care about your kids, teach them to at least not touch and get an adult... at the very least please! Do i have an answer? No... I wish i did. I do think the medications that kids are being put on for simply being hyper or not putting energy where the school or parent wants it is not helping. Bullying in school is worse than ever with everything being online and accessible to the world. Kids are being prescribed Anti Depressants and turned into Zombies and that just doesn't seem right. IMO if you are going to be anti gun, then your opinion is mute unless you have actually learned about what you hate so much. In CA we have 10rd magazine limits and it takes less than 2 seconds to change a magazine. Please, do your homework. Don't be uninformed like the politicians :(