Tony Johnson Wrote: Apparently in Washington state they passed initiative 594. Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates donated 1 million dollars to support the initiative. Gun owners, defenders of the 2nd amendment, and the NRA are all up in arms because if you give them an inch they'll take a mile.This new initiative was started because a man tried to buy a gun from a gun store and he could not pass the background check. Luckily for him there are lots of guns for sale on the internet. He bought one. Went to his ex-girlfriends house, put the gun up to her head and shot/killed her. He then shot himself in the head.With the new law (I don't know the details) even people selling a gun on line or loaning a gun to a friend has some responsibility to make sure the person getting the gun is sane and stable. It's said that with this happening somewhere, maybe the same will happen in other states. Of course no politician would dare take on the NRA. This was a type of initiative that individual citizens can get put onto the ballet. Apparently that can still be done in about 30 states.There was a brief story on CNN about this today. I'm not against gun ownership but the whole situation could use about 1000 improvements. So I feel that at least it was a start. I am 100% behind background checks on ALL gun sales. That's a logical first step.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y04g0_Wl10EOkay, video doesn't play but it takes you to youtube. If you type: initiative 594 in the search box it brings up many related videos.above is an anti initiative 594 adat least knowing what it's called allows others to look it up on Google if they want more info.Thank you Bill Gates
L.A. Citizen Wrote: It's too late. The government would have to confiscate all guns and start over. Way too many guns to control at this stage. Let the games begin
Tony Johnson Wrote: According to the CDC 11,068 gun related homicides per year in the USA. I'm not going to suggest or pretend that we can stop that. What I'm hoping is that if some guns can be kept out of some peoples hands. Laws like Prop. 598 in Washington is a great start. If the killings can be reduced by 10% that would save over 1000 lives per year.that guy, great posts. You provided some very good information.Side note: A large number of additional gun deaths per year is from suicides. Very unfortunate.We don't need Laws,. we just need to convince my buddy AMC to preach to all the lost souls...... After an hour with him (in prayer) clearly citizens would trade in their guns and become missionaries.