Originally Posted by Aries Walker
I am a firm believer that there are things that people on both sides of the debate would support - perhaps greater punishments (or any kind of punishment, really) for those who attempt to buy guns and fail the background check; not allowing those on the terrorist watch list to buy guns; and increased penalties for those who use guns (especially illegal ones) in a violent crime. Am I correct? Do those of you who are fervently pro-gun support that these could be sensible steps that we could take to reduce gun violence?
I'm trying to find some common ground here.
And you are succeeding. Those are all reasonable points that I can get behind. I also think we need to close private gun sales loopholes(no clue how though). I'll even go one further and say that most CCW/CHL certification is a joke and should include far more extensive training. I would even support requiring that training to include first aid and crisis management/prevention training.
I would prefer a world with less "gun free" zones and more armed citizens BUT I recognize that those same people would need to be held to far higher standards than we currently have.