When the Second Amendment was created, 90% of the population was rural and had muskets. Assault rifles never occurred to anyone.
I’ve read some think if the principal and school psychologist had been armed, this might have been prevented. Well, maybe. Would they have been trained well enough in a crisis situation that’s hard enough for law enforcement?
Maybe we don’t have to ban assault weapons, but you can only have them under the following conditions: You have to use them at an authorized range and you live your gun there. A bit like the training of the Swiss Army.
Maybe there should be levels of training and constant re qualification. Certain people would be really advanced.
May post more down the road.
- After Newtown, does the US really want tougher gun control laws? (guardian.co.uk)
- Connecticut’s Strict Gun Control Laws Did Not Stop the School Shootings in Newtown (thelonestarwatchdog.com)
- Newtown shooting: when it comes to guns and violence, America is like a failed state | Observer editorial (guardian.co.uk)