Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Comprehensive Solution to the "Gun" Problem?

Two fundamental propositions:

1.  The Second Amendment is here to stay and the Supreme Court has recently said that (a) it is a right that runs to the individual, and (b) it applies to state and municipal gun-control efforts.

2.  No single "silver bullet" will solve our problem.

A Comprehensive Plan:

1.  Arm good guys with guns

     a.  The Israeli example
In Israel, unlike the US, a privilege — but no right — to bear arms

As America grapples with gun control after the Connecticut shootings, Israeli experts note that only 2.5% of civilians here are licensed to carry a firearm. Yet mandatory training, and a profound sense of shared responsibility, says one scholar, have seen those civilians frequently intervene to foil murderous attacks

 December 17, 2012, 4:04 pm

    b.  The NRA Proposal

The National Rifle Association proposes placing armed guards in our schools.

2.  Ban the sale and ownership of assault weapons

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