Atheists are a small minority in the U.S. Advocates of gun control might be a minority in America as well. In light of the recent shootings in Aurora I am curious as to how atheists in this network view the lack of gun restrictions. There are probably divergent views.
I have trouble believing that both presidential candidates are steering away from any call for reform after the horrific mass shooting. In my opinion it is insane to allow citizens access to assault weapons that can kill scores of people in a few minutes. It was even more shocking to hear on a news show that a family had to raise money to pay for the immense hospital bills for one of the victims while they were already crippled with medical bills from the mothers fight with breast cancer.
As a Canadian I came to stand with my U.S brothers for the reason rally and freedom from religion. I would be willing to come down to the capitol and march for two other important causes. Gun control and universal health care.
I'm an Australian and know that strict gun control works, but it wouldn't harm their 2nd Amendment if semi-automatic rifles were taken off their weapons menu.
As they could still purchase shotguns and handguns, since there is no practical use to a civilian for a military rifle.
Though I know that some semiautomatic rifles can rapid fire without bump-stocks as I grew up with rifles and had a semiautomatic rifle that would rapid fire if I just pulled the trigger back enough to release the hammer, the rebound off my shoulder or hip would cause it to rapid fire, just as if I was using a bump-stock. It was a waste of ammo, when the first shot took out the bunny and I wasted 9 rounds.
It was accidental, so I wasn't happy, as I didn't get paid enough to waste bullets on bunnies, so rapid fire is useless for a farmer or even a hunter.
So I'm in full support of those brave young students who are taking their protests to the government.
It's about time somebody stood up to their NRA and called them out.
As far as I'm concerned, the NRA is complicit and should be held accountable for every mass shooting and murder due to military style rifles since Sandy Hook.
It's essentially the NRA's fault that those weapons are still readily available to Americans.
Russell - you could have stopped that question earlier. You all didn't elect Dolt45.
We will know when Canadians have a candidate like Dolt45 and a competing candidate like H.
We had a candidate that emulated Trump that did not succeed. We don't have as strong a religious right vote as they do in the states which helped to elect Trump. Also we separate religion and politics a lot more. An ex Prime Minister went on Bill Maher and stated that if a Canadian candidate tried to wrap themselves too much in religion like they do in the U.S., that would destroy their bid for power.
I never thought i would see this. Hundreds of thousands marching in favor of gun control like most developed countries in the world have.
Protesters in my home city as well. I like their signs in Toronto
Never thought i would see the Berlin wall fall either - But it did.
Bert, that many Millennials will also stop a GOP Congressman with a gun fetish.