When Trump isn’t busy blaming video games for school shootings, he’s busy being the most anti-gun president ever by banning bump stocks, pushing for comprehensive background checks, raising the age for buying an assault rifle, and worst of all, proposing the actual confiscation of weapons.
Say what you want about Obama (who wasn’t the best president either), but as much as MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters accused him of wanting to “terk away er guns”, at least he didn’t act like Trump and outright state that the government should “take the guns first, go through due process second.”
I’d feel sorry for every card-carrying member of the NRA who voted for Trump under the assumption that their guns would be safe from him, but…actually, no, I don’t feel sorry for them because they were stupid enough to vote for a blatantly lying former game show host. F*** their feelings!
Also, as much as I like Dinesh D’Souza and consider him to be one of the relatively “smarter” Republicans pundits out there, him laughing at young teenagers who survived a brutal massacre at their high school is the least smart thing he could have done. Like, that’s pretty low dude. Not cool!
Culture is a problem as well. Also Japan’s low homicide rate also probably has at least something to do with their ultra conservative shame culture which thankfully we don’t have in America.
I have a lot of problems with America in practice but America in theory is good. I just disagree that capitalism is the best way to ensure the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Simple solution is simple - If the amount of a debit/credit can be instantly deducted when buying something, then why can't background checks be done just as fast. Granted a person can still steal or buy from the black-market but background checks that be done within a few minutes to a max of a half hour should be that easy.
The advantage it has is it isn't a collective punishment against all law abiding gun owners, but directed towards individuals that the people around them deem a threat to themselves, or others and needs to be proven in a court of law.