Perhaps they want to help us to form a more perfect union.
Maybe, it's because they are failing at that task in Europe?
Cultural relativism from the Yanks. Collectively deluded into thinking their gun worshipping culture must be equal to that of all others in the western world.
Admittedly, BobPatterson's views on the issue of guns seem to be moderate.
That is a lot of "if". If guns are supposed to protect from government violence, the burden of proof has to be below to that a cop has. Armed and a perceived threat = legal shooting.
And i am not really sure it would be good enough to have a video in any case.
European cops aren't shooting unarmed, nonthreatening, innocent people on the streets. Last time I checked, they weren't shooting six year old kids either.
Had never heard of this guy.
What a winner.
Why do so many americans worship him?
If Sandyhook didn't change anything then fat chance Las Vegas will.
For sure. The powers at be see both incidents as small prices to pay for america's greatness.
The NRA will come out with it's talking points about how we need to enforce the current laws instead of making new ones. Ignoring the fact that the NRA does it's best to either gut current laws or make enforcing them harder. There are parts in this country where you can openly carry an assault weapon. There was a time if you did that the police would descend upon you enforce.
The fact is that if the NRA 1) actually believed that guns weren't the problem and 2) actually wanted to solve the problem, they'd expend some of their lobbying resources trying to improve mental healthcare facilities and other such things so that the actions of loonies like Paddock didn't bring the image of 'law abiding gunowners' into disrepute.
Slowly remove unlawful guns from circulation.
Again, the point is not to take guns away, the point is to allow people to own them and use them and reduce the criminal and mentally ill elements from obtaining them. It won't be perfect and it won't prevent all incidents
The fact is that through supply and demand, reducing the number of guns in circulation will inherently have a positive effect. As the price on the street of an illegal gun goes up, some 'players' will be knocked out of the market. The wealthy american subsidiary of a mexican drug cartel will still probably be able to afford most of what they want, but the unemployed druggee teenagers planing on robbing the local liquor store will face a much higher barrier to market entry.
Not perfect, but it's a start.
Because it keeps the ones who tend to be honest to stay honest. Outlaws and other scumbags don't care about laws.
This is why I support getting rid of airport security. It didn't prevent 9/11 and is generally just an inconvenience which adds to the cost of air travel.
Most recent planes I've been in: A318 F-GUGQ, A319 F-GRHR, A320ceo D-AIZH, A320neo D-AINE, A330-300 VH-QPD, A350-900 B-LRA, A380-800 D-AIMH, B737-600 LN-RPA, B737-700 OY-JTY, B737-800 LN-NGA, B767-300 ZK-NCI, B777-300 ZK-OKN, B787-9 VH-ZNA, CS100 HB-JBG