I already told you, I am not in charge, I don’t have a solution to offer to violence in America and neither do you. Gun homicides are no different that other homicides. You have to recognize that we are culturally and geographically distinct from our neighbors to the north. Death is a part of life. Is it tragic to lose someone to violence? Yes, but it has been happening since before the dawn of man. I’d be a fool to try to offer a solution to that. I do like discussing this with you but I wish you would stop acting like I’m saying I have all the answers. I have repeatedly said I don’t. My position is simple: if you make a large population of armed but law abiding citizens outlaws with the stroke of a pen then, the death toll is sure to rise.I read it. I'm asking a follow up question. If successful will your "not a plan" plan reduce the gun homicide rate to that of Canada's? Show analysis please.
You told me that I needed to tell you what I am for. I am for the US gun homicide rate to drop from 4.7 per hundred thousand to 0.72 per hundred thousand. It would save 12,000 lives every year. Is there something wrong with asking why we can't have that?
I don't own a gun, so I'm not part of the problem. Gun owners complain about anybody even talking about this issue by accusing people who see value people's lives of wanting to take away their guns. They jump to some authoritarian fantasy about "take mah gunz apocalypse" as if that's the ask. It is not. Canadians can have guns too. They are just regulated better.
I'm not trying to troll or be an asshole to you either. This is a real issue in the US. To put it in a provocative way (but not directed at you), gun owners are telling the families of the 12,000 people killed by gun homicide each year that their loved one's life was not worth trying to change our gun regulations.