Why do we have a double standard when it comes to kids, guns, and negligent homicide?
Why I think we need Universal Background Checks, and why we need to keep records.
On December 8, 2008, thieves broke through a rooftop window and stole 17 semi-automatic handguns from the Scheels store at Coral Ridge Mall, Iowa. Many of the guns have since been recovered — from the hands of criminals.
In 1996, 35 people were murdered at Port Arthur, in the Australian state of Tasmania. In response, the government introduced a series of comprehensive reforms including tighter licensing and restrictions on the types of weapons that could be owned.
The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms