2nd Amendment

I own, I shoot, I carry.
Second Amendment

I own, I shoot, I carry.

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    1. Typical! Name calling without ideas! Anything factual to offer? Or is it all knee-jerk reactions based on feelings!

    2. you’re an idiot. there are already existing laws that already cover “common sense” gun laws. So with that said what is there left to do?

    3. A moron is one who old act like a spoiled name calling child. Let’s address the real issues on the 2nd amendment right to bare arms… shall we? 1st of all it was written for the citizens to protect life, liberty, and property… and to defend against tyrannical government, such as what we are faced with now regarding the current administration in the Whitehouse.

  1. So Rick I also carry own and shoot, but does this mean you have no issue with the firearms laws in place or is there maybe something or a lot of things we can do to keep gun rights for Iowans while also making things safer as a whole? Like I dunno prevent the sale of fire arms from individuals to others, last I checked there is no way for me to check if the person I’m selling to is legal, simple solution to this problem is require all firearms sales to be conducted through a licensed dealer. I mean that’s just one thing off the top of my head

    1. Couple of ideas for reducing firearm deaths. First – legalize suicide. Most gun deaths are suicides, I suspect many of these people would choose to end their lives in a less unpleasant way for the survivors if it were easy to do so, but laws against suicide prevent this. [I may be wrong, but I believe if you tell a medical professional you are feeling suicidal that kicks off an entire bureaucratic process, including forced confinement, so people who are feeling suicidal have a reason not to interact with the medical profession.] Legalizing suicide would also provide a path for people to change their mind, whereas keeping it illegal does not.

      Second – end the Drug War. The Drug War is the original cause of much gun violence in the areas where there is a lot of it (gun violence is very localized across America, check out Wikipedia’s list of US cities by crime rate). End the Drug War and you will eliminate a fair amount of gun violence.

      With respect to not knowing whether someone you are selling a gun to is legally allowed to buy it, I would suggest not selling to them except through a licensed dealer. If they aren’t legal, they won’t get their hands on your gun(s). They may find someone else to buy guns illegally from, but that’s what criminals do – buy guns illegally – and there is no law I can imagine that will put an end to that.

      1. Hello Rick it is nice to be able to chat with you. I am a strong believer in the second amendment. My only question is could you explain more on the legalization of suicide? I do believe we need to help the people how are having thoughts about ending their lives, I want the people that are having these issue to feel safe to talk about it and not get put into forced confinement. I really believe there a horrible issue in this country with mental illness and would like to have a little better idea of your thoughts on this issue ( I truly believe that as a community we could help the individuals). Thank you for your time and your ideas. Also good luck!

      2. I think you’re on the wrong track for legalizing some one murdering their self… Taking a life, unless it’s in defense of one’s life, or to stop some nut job who is intent on murdering some one or people, or even suicide ( self murder ) is wrong.

    2. How about no? You can conduct a background check or go to a store and have them run the FBI background check if you want, but absolutely dont force me to go thru a corrupt crappy government system to conduct my business as O see fit.

  2. How do you plan to fight against the unconstitutional laws against firearms that are already in place?

    1. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, it just slipped off my plate.

      The best way to get rid of unconstitutional laws of all stripes is to simply have a public meeting. Anyone who knows of an unconstitutional law could attend that meeting, or send in their comments. The assembled people (I imagine first come first served, it wouldn’t be by invitation only) could state their case and the most learned among us would be invited to engage in the discussion.

      If a large majority of the people, perhaps 75%, agreed that the law was in fact constitutional, we would keep it. Otherwise we would start the process of getting rid of it, which would require legislative action.

      Personally I would prefer no laws were ever passed without a consensus. A consensus does not require voting, it requires reasonable people to realize they are a tiny minority and therefore voluntarily agree that a consensus has been reached, even if they disagree with the results of the consensus.

      Sound fantastic? I trust people to be conscientious when they are fairly dealt with. If, on the other hand, the government is just kicking them around, I trust them to be cantankerous.

  3. Mass shootings ,School shootings 😶
    USA is the only country where mass shootings happen regularly because of their loose gun control.
    Now please don’t bark about {lawful ownership} and {self defence} Any religious,race,political extremist ,Anyone with mental illness and violent behaviour easily buy a gun and shooting inconnect people.

    please 🙏 think about it

    1. You lost me when you said ‘because of’.

      I agree the USA has too many mass shootings. Even one is too many.

      Your claim that we have mass shootings ‘because of’ loose gun control is more problematic. For example, based on this week’s news, you might equally claim Canada has too many mass stabbings ‘because of’ tight gun control.

      My observation is people who want to kill a lot of other people will always find a way to do it. Guns, knives, hatchets (in China), arson (in Australia), machetes (in Rwanda), cyanide (in Guyana), airplanes (9.11), bombs (Afghanistan), trucks (France), poison gas (Japan), you see my point?

      Therefore the question I find most valuable to pose is – how do we stop people from wanting to kill other people? My answer would be – give people more freedom. Economic freedom, by letting our free market economy rip, rather than hobbling it with taxes and government regulations. Personal freedom, by ending the Drug War. Freedom from politics, by reducing Washington to the size of a key lime, and Des Moines to the size of a key lime seed.

      When people get annoyed, a tiny fraction of them resort to violence. Good first move – quit annoying them.

      I fully recognize we will never live in an ideal world where murder is eliminated. But how about we work to minimize it?

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