"Rubio said he would support legislation to prevent an 18-year-old from buying a rifle and that he is reconsidering his support for large-capacity magazines. He also broke with Trump on arming schoolteachers and vouched for a system where potentially unstable people could temporarily lose their access to firearms. "I absolutely believe that in this country if you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle, and I will support a law that takes that right away," Rubio said at CNN's town hall in Florida."
Now, we must hold them to it. He signed a pledge but you know, politicians...
Exactly. Same with bump stocks. I don't care if they ban them and it will have little to no effect on shootings.
Same goes for high cap magazines. It takes literally a second for a practiced gun user to change out a magazine. So banning 20 round mags just means you have to swap out two 10 round mags. Won't change much but if that's what makes people feel good...
The slow start is the fault of our elected representatives who haven?t done anything since Columbine. Why? And even now, the FBI let the last shooting happen. All we have to do is something! Teens have no business with a gun. AND the adults around them allowed it. Just like the Cruz kid.
While I'm fine with it, I don't see much impact. ?
We haven?t done a darn thing yet. How do you know there will be no impact? I also think that the minute they do their public threats, they need automatic jail time, like Needville did. Sends the correct message, gets them off the street and creates a record and trail for the future.
There are literally dozens of school districts that have enacted this very policy since Sandy Hook, albeit secretly without a lot of fanfare. The signs around the schools say that personnel are armed, not the magic, feel-good "Gun Free Zone". Which school do you think an attacker will choose?
Emp, I think it's BOTH a people problem and a gun availability issue for young people. Most adults with guns don't murder people. But teens shouldn't have them readily available. The other "people" issue isn't just the shooter. It's people who allow mentally ill people to have guns in their midst, it's people who don't report threats, it's the law enforcement who do nothing, it's our political and governmental procedures that we have set up that literally take an act of congress to get anything done. yes people are a big issue.
I think we should ask Hollywood elites to fund safety and security upgrades to our schools! It could help make up for the garbage they put out there. And they are all out calling for changes to be made. They could actually be a part of that change.. Wouldn't it be nice if they decided to take the violence, gore, porn, and brutality down a notch??