Let's Be RealI just heard about the shooting in Aurora, CO. That hit me harder than most of these do. I've been to Aurora ... more than a few times. Hell I may have driven by that theater. Two of my kids were at a Batman premiere last night .... that shooting could have happened anywhere. My heart is still racing .... and I feel sick. Now i have no idea how or where this maniac got these guns, semi automatics for christs sake, I'm sure more will come out in the next few days, but the result is sickening.
Now i support the right of every american to own a gun. No problem there at ALL. I just think it would be reasonable to have a NATIONAL standard that everyone buying a gun has a criminal background check and is subject to a short waiting period. I realize that won't stop all nuts but it is a reasonable, prudent step. I also believe that semi automatic weapons (essentially machine guns) , cop killer bullets, hell anything armor piercing, should be not available to the general public. What the hell does a guy defending his house or hunting a deer (both legitimate and worthy reasons to own and use a gun) need a machine gun with armor piercing bullets for... WHAT? That is insanity. A few simple reasonable steps may (I would never say would) make mornings like this morning a thing of the past. We can only pray.