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Less Violence Through Major Gun Control Changes

Let's use major changes in gun control to deter more acts of violence in the U.S.

The time for major gun control changes is now.  Not just incremental changes, but true, overall re-thinking.  We need to deter violence.  We need to do it now!

Here are some thoughts and ideas that should be considered:

-Close the so-called gun show loophole which allows people to buy weapons without going through the background checks that are standard when you purchase

-Reinstate the assault gun weapon ban

-Eliminate the availability multi-bullet magazines, except for military use

-Develop a thorough gun application process, including a psychological test, psychological and medical backgrounds of gun applicant and all household members.  The gun application must be renewed every four years, with the full application process redone.

-Require a locked gun case be purchased with every gun, no matter what kind

-Limit the number of working guns allowed in a household to one for self-protection and one for hunting.  If someone is a gun collector, the guns they purchase should be non-working.

-All gun owners must register their guns with the local police department.  The gun permit may be revoked if there are problems with household violence.

Let's make the U.S. a more peaceful and loving place!

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Steven DeVaux December 31, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Caitlyn, I read Mrs. Dores response - on on a couple of occassions this morning - but I don't see the answer to the question you poised about what her opinion was regarding pushing a hot button issue like gun control to bringing unity or divisiveness. I am curious about her thoughts about bringing unity or divisiveness during a period in which many are still grieving and the reasons she feels it is appropriate. I'm not interested in her political pursuits regarding the First Selectman's office however. That's something that belongs in political caucus at this time of year and not now during the period of mourning. I am concerned about knee jerk reactions. That is what lead thousands of American citizens to be rounded up and placed in prision camps just days after a different act of terrorism back in 1941. I would hope that we have learned from the mistakes of others in our past.
Ryen January 25, 2013 at 03:55 AM
@Carol: With all due respect: Your original article really said NOTHING specific or concrete/helpful about gun control. Additionally, this isn't a gun control issue at all, but a mental health & family-school-help services issue. A poor set of decisions by a family led to a horrific accident. NO GUN LAW in the country has ever or ever will stop such a thing unless you live in a fascist state--that's a FACT. Google or Search mass gun killings & READ the root causes & situations they happened in--no gun law will help that. Some strides can be made in school security--but that will not stop it completely if someone wants to harm people badly enough. Those are FACTS--not your politically correct, sensationalistic, biased, "feel good" comments to further a certain reputation, perhaps; you didn't address the issue originally & you haven't answered any questions--you may not want to be a politician, but that's a good imitation of what many politicians do! The "reasoning power" of someone who makes a statement like this is suspect, at minimum. It proves they haven't "thought through" how & why humans ACT & what the root causes of incidents really are. And I quote Carol: "I also believe that if we don't address the tough issues like gun control...we are allowing yet another tragedy like this to happen. There is no better time to come together & find solutions to prevent this from happening again." That's a LUDICROUS and UNREASONABLE statement--totally shows lack of thought/reason!
Steven DeVaux January 25, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Ryen, Perhaps she is more focused on helping the handicapped in homeowners association secure reasonable accomadations to their shared facilities. Kevin, did Mrs. Dores contact you in any way to advance the cause of ADA communitiy members?
Dina Easton January 25, 2013 at 09:17 PM
This is the answer to all of your questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooa98FHuaU0&list=LLAQ4ZE_Tc9J2HAc0BxNMk_g&feature=mh_lolz An by the way- I do not appreciate it when people use politically incorrect terms like Cowboys and Indians. The correct term should be " as children we played Cowboys and Native Americans.
Michael Gianfranceschi January 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM
now you are discriminating against women, it should be cowpeople and native americans. some people need to get over themselves.

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