Editor: I know I live in gun heaven but, have we had enough of guns and mass shootings yet? How many people have died by how many mass shootings? Is this what we really want for this country? It’s time for some meaningful gun control! Understand I am not against gun ownership. However, it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s licence. I just want to know what is the problem with background checks? What’s the problem with licencing every gun? What’s the problem with insuring every gun? Why are waiting periods so awful?

Can’t wait to shoot something or someone?

At some point, my right to not live in fear of some loon with a gun at the local Walmart trumps the right to own a killing machine.

Do not trot out the usual BS that the NRA throws that this problem is a mental health issue. I reject this argumet totally! The real issue is too many guns in the hands of too many people.

Want an automatic killing machine, join the military! Automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines belong in the military, not civilian hands! When it took the Dayton shooter 30 seconds to off nine people, automatic weapons need to go! Until deer shoot

back I don’t see the advantage to an AR15 for hunting.

Why is the NRA against any meaningful gun control? Money! Not the Second Amendment; gun maker money!

Congress won’t do anything about it. They lack political guts.

Nobody wants to stand up to the NRA or the gun lobby. Same sorry problem, no guts.

When the vast majority of the public is in favor of background checks and much tighter gun-control, why are these guys standing in the way? Cash! Guns are a multi-billion dollar industry, and apparently’ when talking to politicians, dollar’s speak louder than human lives.

Do you hear me politicians? Stop standing in the way, or is NRA campaign money more important than someone’s life.

Politicians are supposed to serve the needs of the people, not the needs of the moneyed, the well-connected, or NRA lobbyists.

This is one time you MUST put country over party! Cowardly do-nothing politicians: Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. The public will be coming for you!

William Siefert

Lake Havasu City

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elpolacko100

The real truth about the AR-15 is that they are rarely used in crimes. If you count a 1000 gun crimes you would do well to find one using an AR 15. amd not only AR 15s...more people are killed with hammers every year than all rifles combined. Most criminals can't afford an AR 15 so no matter what Big Bob the liar has to say, AR 15s are not a statistical problem,

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alloveragain

Right back at ya, why do Democrat Socialists, lie, cheat, ,manipulate and ignore?? Why do they call everything racist? or "woke" or some other lame word? Why do Dems promise unity, and throw the thought right back into the Right's face? Why does the Ultra Left think that we are all so stupid that we don't recognize totalitarianism? Why do they use every bill to "take" from the American people, and "give" to ridiculous pork? Why does the left, allow an insurrection at the southern border by criminals, killers, terrorists and create a true humanitarian crisis with children, and can't get off their butts to go check it out? Why, why why??? There are a few ore questions, but the Left has decided to hunker down and pretend they are moles, and ignore all the problems. Enquiring minds want to know.

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elpolacko100

The 1968 Gun Control Act was modeled after The 1938 Nazi Gun Control law Law . The comparison of Democrat gun Control and Nazi Gun Control is valid. Gun Control and Tyranny go hand in hand. The only reason the Democrats want gun control is because at some point they know that want they are planning will eventually lead to civil war and they know they will lose. Big Bob is a liberal fool.

BigBob

Stupid people never learn. Read and educate yourself -fool!

Law Professor Bernard Harcourt, author of the 2004 Fordham Law Review article, "On Gun Registration, the NRA, Adolf Hitler, and Nazi Gun Laws,"

Too old for this

If you don't want a gun, don't buy a gun. How simple is that?

joroger1978

William: Your statement that you don,t think anyone should have an AR 15. It is your right to believe that but it not your right to tell others what they should or should now have. What you gun grabbing left wing people always put aside is that guns don,t kill people do. The latest radical and may I say a Muslim sympathizer in DC had a knife. Guess we should now ban knifes. Also he used his car to kill the officer. Why not ban cars also. All this talk about gun control will never stop the criminal element from having them. The plain truth is that our justice system has failed us, the criminals get let go way to often. How many times in recent history has a judge let someone out for some no good reason and the criminal goes out and kills somebody. The courts and judges never seem to be held accountable for this but they should be. Our system has become weak and the criminals know it. So all this talk about gun control and opposing organizations like the NRA is meaningless unless because like I said earlier the criminals will always have a weapon of some sort.

Too old for this

[thumbup][thumbup] Perfect response! When I read his comment about everyone having automatic weapons and huge magazines full of ammo, I knew that he was not aware of much surrounding firearms and the laws that control their sale on possession. If the system enforced all of the laws on the books regarding firearms, the criminals who kill people would be reduced by 90$% or so.

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deaton

“Hitler realized if you are planning to brutalize and ultimately exterminate a specific group consisting of millions, your job will be a lot easier if those people have no access to weapons.” (BigBob 3-7-21) This kinda sums up the reason our founding fathers created and wrote the 2nd Amendment into the U. S. Constitution, thanks BB! As a review for you Gun Grabbers, the 2nd Amendment states “ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” FYI, this “individual” right was affirmed in 2008 by the U. S. Supreme Court with - District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and that the District of Columbia's handgun ban and requirement that lawfully owned rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock" violated this guarantee.[1] It also stated that the right to bear arms is not unlimited and that guns and gun ownership would continue to be regulated. It was the first Supreme Court case to decide whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense or if the right was intended for state militias. Sorry Mr. Siefert no “gun grabbing” today. [thumbup][wink] Deaton

Blazer

Snopes and Wikipedia are not reliable sources for information. Another quote "To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens." - Adolph Hitler

Blazer

OK, William, one more time for you:

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future." - Adolf Hitler, 1935

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elpolacko100

Need I remind you that owning a firearm and your right to self defense is a God given and Constitutional Right? Arizona is now a 2nd Amendment sanctuary State. That means that the fool that cheated his way into the White House cannot dictate gun ownership in this state. Thank you God and Governor Ducey. Yell me BIG BOB,,,are you being paid by someone to write the moronic comment that you spew every day in this section or are you really this dumb.

BigBob

A Proposal –

You can only purchase a gun once every two years.

It can only be on a Tuesday in November.

You must go and wait in a long line.

There is only one place in your county to purchase a gun.

You must have multiple forms of ID.

No one can give you water while you wait in line.

After you buy it the state can take it away from you because they don’t agree with what you bought.

Deplorable Neanderthal

Bigbob/hwyrovr the hate monger of Havasu has spoken.

alloveragain

Thank God you don't make the laws. It goes back to "thinking" before acting, or speaking. Your "Proposal" is filled full of holes, you need to re-read the law, and get your facts straight. And to think, the left thinks it's only to move the game from Atlanta, to Denver, a town that is only 10% black, and 75% ultra rich. Good for them for being so uninsightful!

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