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.