Bingo. Such criminalization of upstanding citizens' possession/usage doesn't impact criminals and their ability to do whatever it is they're prepared to do to ignore and get around such things.Quote:
I understand this won't stop someone from stealing a gun and doing this
Doing something despite lack of effectiveness is the perennial crutch on which the do-gooders rely. And it affects the rights of many, having precious little effect on criminals, who simply ignore such prohibitions and do it anyway. Training, permission, capacity limits, reporting requirements, prohibition on who can/can't acquire or carry.Quote:
but I do think we have to do something so the acts of a few effect the rights of many.
What'll help: severely jumping on criminals when they do their nefarious deeds, keeping them segregated from the upstanding; eliminating the most-violent from our midst, permanently; ceasing the legal merry-go-round that allows repeat offenders to keep getting released without any hope of "correction" of their behavior; ceasing the criminalization of upstanding citizens for daring to protect themselves, who otherwise commit no criminal actions against others whatsoever. IMO, anything else is a farcical attempt to reject reality under the auspices of political expediency.