I don't know anything about guns. Probably had something to do with my dad. He didn't tell me the story until he had several grandchildren. He had been playing in a basement with his friends when he was about ten years old. One boy picked up a gun and pretended to shoot another boy. Only he really did. In the belly...and the boy died. Right in front of my dad. My dad's lips trembled when he described what happened. His eyes filled with tears over an event that happened more than 50 years earlier.
I understand that hunters want to enjoy their sport. I understand that people want to feel protected by keeping a gun in the house.
But I think we all agree that in the course of a normal day, humans should not hunt humans. That guns bought with the hope of providing protection, should not cause accidental injury or death.
I don't know anything about guns. But I do know that we have finger-print scanning technology on cell phones. If that were installed on all guns, wouldn't that help stop a bullied teenager or inquisitive toddler from a horrible end? Keep a policeman's gun from being turned on him?
Astounding technological advances are happening daily and I bet someone could help fix this. Please.
Assault weapons? That one just boggles my mind. I can't figure out why in a society that does home inspections, seat belt checks and prohibits smoking in public places...someone is allowed to purchase a weapon that has a large capacity of ammunition. It just doesn't make sense to me.
Let's keep thinking about solutions we can all live with.
So that less people die.