Responsible Gun Legislation
As there are a few hot button issues in our country there is no issue more divisive than gun control. Mass gun shootings and school shootings are a reality and we can either do nothing or we can find a solution. I chose to try to find a solution because that’s the Republican way and If we don’t act on this issue, the democrats will act to take away our guns.
First of all, I whole heartedly believe in the 2nd Amendment which ensures our rights as law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. But the 2nd Amendment does not afford the same rights to felons, minors under the age of 18 years or the mentally ill. Secondly, we all know that it is not the type of gun, but the type of person that uses a gun for violence that we need to deal with. I would propose or support Red Flag legislation that stop gun violence by noticeably disturbed people. Due Process must be giving to ensure the accused is actually a danger to themselves or others, which means that allegations alone cannot have firearms removed. I would also propose or support legislation that prohibits unsecured firearms. This legislation would address the issue of unauthorized access of firearms from children and others who may do harm. These laws would not infringe on the 2nd amendment and would make it drastically less likely that firearms are in the wrong hands.
Take a look at some stats of households with children and fire arms. About one-third of all households have a gun, as many as 4.6 million children live in a home where at least one gun is kept loaded and unlocked.
Making sure guns are secured will go a long way for stopping gun violence.
If you have a better way, I would love to hear it.