Gun Control


#921

I won’t be having kids, Mr. Seattle, but you may. I just don’t want you or anyone have to go through such an ordeal. And, I truly mean it.


#922

No one is arguing gun violence is good, so I’m not sure what your point is.

"The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. With 154,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.

Mission: To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Vision: To be the recognized leader in quality patient care, advocacy, education and enhancing career satisfaction for internal medicine and its subspecialties."

Hmm, so where does gun control policy fall in their mission and vision statement? If anything, they should advocate for mental health treatment.


#923

#924

Garbage report if you actually read through it. Full of mischaracterizations and logical fallacies. Makes it sound like it’s all based on FBI data when the reality is that they browsed through a few reports and mangled the data to draw specious conclusions.

For the record, I’m pro-gun but don’t see why anyone needs an AR-15. The bar for background checks and registration needs to be raised. Even in California it’s easier than falling off a log.


#925

Not only that but the US suicide rate remains one of the lowest in the industrialized world.


#926

When was the last time you bought a gun in CA?


#927

In the last 2 yrs


#928

And what did it entail?


#929

~2 wk cooling off period and pass a multiple choice test:

Which of the following is a safe place to store your firearm:
a) in a locked gun safe
b) under your pillow
c) in your underwear drawer
d) loaded in your toddler’s crib


#930

And passing the NICS (National Instant Background Check). And if a handgun purchasing a trigger lock or providing proof of ownership of a safe (long guns too at this point I think). And, for hanguns, a hands-on demonstration of knowledge of workings including how to safely load/unload etc.
Not at all like “falling off a log.”


#931

If you’re so knowledgeable, why did you ask? Imagine that, requiring that someone purchasing a gun show that they know how to unload it. Let’s just say there was nothing particularly challenging or memorable about the process.


#932

The answer is so obvious - B :blush: