My objective is to help reduce the occurrence of mass school shooting, while keeping the Second Amendment intact.
So, in order of priority, here is what must be done at the local and state levels. (Another federal law is not necessary.)
- Restrict school entry access.
- Add metal detectors. Costly, but, why don’t the billionaires in our country fund this cause? They devote millions to Africa, why not help America’s children?
- Allow teachers — proficient with hand guns — to carry them concealed. This provides a second line of defense inside the school.
- Publicize that schools have armed protection at multiple levels. “Peace through strength” action will be the strongest deterrent that is easy to implement.
Longer-term actions are also essential to solve the root causes of school gun violence. These actions fall into a few categories.
Gun control…advocated, implemented and failing all over the world for 150 years . . .
Waldemar Perez discusses gun control and the variety of countries that have seen a rising murder rate once stricter gun control laws were implemented. He then showcases a number of countries who have decided to reduce gun restrictions as an effort to combat high crime rates. Perez then directs his focus on the United States, where the problems of gun restriction couldn’t be more pronounced. See portlandfeed dot com to find all the links to these studies and articles so that you can perform your own analysis, verification and scrutiny.
Heh. This is the same guy who went after United Airlines’ CEO at their shareholder meeting . . .
An investor confronted the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods on Wednesday at the annual shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, blasting the retailer’s recent anti-gun advocacy.
David Almasi, a vice president at the National Center for Public Policy Research, attended the meeting representing the think tank’s Free Enterprise Project, according to Fox Business. Almasi accused CEO Edward Stack of violating fiduciary duties by knowingly and purposely giving up money.
“[Dick’s] has damaged its reputation by lending its voice and its resources to those who want to abolish the Second Amendment,” Almasi told Stack. “30 percent of American adults own guns, and another 11 percent live with someone who does. You’ve now alienated them.”
The Trump administration wants to make hunters’ lives easier in Alaska . . .
A years-old conflict has pitted the state against the feds, conservationists against preservationists, and people who feed their families by stalking game in the wilderness against those who see certain types of hunting as inhumane.
The tactics that have attracted the most outrage — the bacon, the spotlights, the motorboats — aren’t widely practiced. But they’ve become battle lines in a power struggle between Washington and a rural state with a deep tradition of independence and self-determination. Now the Trump administration is seeking to end the fight by undoing rules that restricted the controversial methods on federal land. It’s a move that has divided local hunters, though many see it as proper deference to local sovereignty.
“Bureaucrats and anti-hunting influences should not determine what’s ethical in Alaska,” said Bruce Dale, director of the state Division of Wildlife Conservation. “In these populist times, it’s hard for people to understand different cultures and traditions. I think people should step back and try to understand.”
Next on the hit list: AR pistols and stabilizing braces . . .
Gun manufacturers have used the law’s technicalities to create guns that are just as powerful, and deadly, as restricted weapons but without the added tax and strict regulations.
Take the SAINT, by Springfield Armory. It’s an AR-15 with a 30-round magazine and a 7.5-inch barrel. That’s shorter than the legal rifle length under federal law. But instead of a shoulder stock, the SAINT has a “stabilizing brace” or “forearm brace” — a device designed to attach to a shooter’s forearm for one-handed firing rather than resting against their shoulder. By ATF’s definition, the SAINT is a pistol, not a rifle, because it isn’t meant to be fired from the shoulder. So anyone who can pass a federal background check can buy one online for $989.
Dr. Arthur Z. Przebinda is an imaging specialist in Southern California who, as Project Director for Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, writes and speaks nationally in support of the Second Amendment.