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Et kontroversielt tema i USA, og kjent sak for de fleste vs skyteepisoder ved skoler i USA og våpenkontroll. Nylig så vi en irritert Obama tale til nasjonen etter nok en skyteepisode. VG beskrev det hele som "En opprørt og sorgtynget president Barack Obama måtte enda en gang forsøke å sette ord på det ubeskrivelige." Og når vi nærmer oss valgkamp, drar dette seg til. Flere steder beskrives det som:
Aftenposten skrev denne artikkelen i juni i år:The Second Amendment to the Constitution, which concerns the right to bear arms, is always a hot-button issue, especially during election season.
Derfor gir USA blaffen i Obamas krav om våpenkontroll
President Obama vil ha strengere regulering av skytevåpen. Stadig flere amerikanere er helt uenige, til tross for at våpenvolden i USA er mange ganger høyere enn i andre vestlige land. Fem spørsmål og svar om amerikanere og skytevåpen.
Nettet florerer av propaganda for begge siders synspunkter, og et raskt søk gir bl.a. disse treffene på Google:
10 Shocking Stats about America’s Gun Violence
11 essential facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States
A Guide to Mass Shootings in America
Gun control is killing us: Opposing view
Shooting In Gun-Free Australia Leaves ‘At Least Two Dead’
Den australske komikeren Jim Jefferies lagde dette standup-innslaget om tematikken:
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Og som alltid er kommentarfeltet "interessant":For a side note, believe it or not, I'm actually a legal gun owner and CCW holder. However, I found this video super hilarious, and I really support some of his aspects; the give-everyone-a-gun attitude from the ultra hardcore gun rights activists is really dragging the progressive movement and killing innocence life!
That been said, it does not mean that I will give up my guns, no Sir. In fact, I believe that we should ease the ridiculous restrictions on obtaining CCW permit in some states; and maybe someday in the future, when the system is in a better shape, we can also ease the 10-rounds restrictions too.
The problem we facing today is not the gun, but the 1% fuckwits that ruined the rest of our life, though It doesn't necessary mean that we should fix that 1% by sacrificing the rights of the 99%. We don't ban automobiles just because deadly crushes happen, we put laws, regulations, safety equipment and other measures to work with the problem. Have a super fancy race car? You can drive as fast as you want in race track or in the middle of nowhere, but you can't do that in public road. This is exactly how we should deal with gun issues; we should be able to own whatever guns we like (ok maybe not something mass destructive, but that's a different topic), but we MUST design a system that can weed out those 1% fuckwits as much as possible, so the rest of us can live a life with a lot less fear from mass shooting or guns been taking away by government.
To achieve such goal, a universal background check is a good place to start with, follow by automatic mental health report to appropriate government database such as DOJ/FBI, and the most important thing of all: gun safety education. People who own gun should really take the gun safety test or even range qualification periodically. If a doctor who saves life need to take continuing education course by law, then there is no excuse why owning a deadly weapon should skip such education. Ultra hardcore gun rights activists always refuse such proposals because they are "inconvenience to law-abiding citizens", but if such inconvenience means one more innocent child saved in the future, then I'm more than happy to endure this "inconvenience".
At last, just for the sake of giving a balanced review, I'm going to say that the slavery analogy joke is complete bullshit. Yes, I did laugh my tears out, but it is still just plain wrong; it's called false analogy fallacy y'all! If you truly believed that owning a gun equal to owning a slave, then you should be on that mental list and never allow to buy a gun forever lol