Originally Posted by southparkcpa
Will this result in lesser gun related crimes in South Chicago or East LA?
I own 2 handguns...I see NO, ZERO reason why I can't. I wasn't required to but took private lessons THEN an required 8 hr safety course so I can carry concealed. I don't, but I can.
I would be in favor of required safety training but that would NOT have stopped the latest few incidents of horror.
Just as an FYI he posted that 5 months ago.
I agree, i don't think gun control stops violence. Some level of gun control may reduce gun violence, but overall, violent behavior will be unaffected. In addition, since law abiding citizens are more affected by gun control than criminals, your going to decrease the instances of successful defense against criminal violent behavior, and thus decrease one of the disincentives towards criminal violent behavior.
That said, given the tragedy that took place today, I'm not sure this is an environment conducive to rational discourse. Human beings do horrible things to one another. It would be wonderful if we could eliminate these instances through governance, but i do not believe that is possible.