kingdragonfly: America's Gun Culture Is Melting Down
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
With Americans once again crying out for sensible gun control legislation, leaders like Mitch McConnell are standing firmly in the way of changes that could save lives.
It's fairly naive to think one or even several politicians are "standing in the way" of gun control. Remember nearly 40% of gun owners are Democrats.
I can't say it any clearer than "AMERICAN'S LOVE THEIR GUNS". Both sides of the political divide.
Do you really think the US has suddenly reversed decades of resistance to gun control and there are just a few pesky politicians getting in the way?
I fully support the recent law changes here in NZ and can't see any valid reason the average gun owner would need any firearm derived from a MSSA weapon but we are not the US.
What you are seeing at the moment in the US is a lot of political posturing and point scoring despite knowing full well the general populice will be unlikely to support any meaningful gun control laws. Even if you get rid of MSSA style firearms, how many handguns are there in the US? 10's of millions. Ever fired a Glock, pretty easy to empty a 17 round mag in 10 seconds. Change a mag in 3 seconds and you're off again. Not as destructive as a rifle round but still extremely potent at short range.
If you really think the Republicans and/or the NRA are the ones really standing in the way of gun control then you are going to be very disspointed should a Democrat win 2020 and they regain control of the Senate because just like the few years they had with control of everything under Obama NOTHING actually happened.