Referring to the tragic event in Connecticut on Friday (14 December), American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer said it could have been prevented if a prayer for ‘Christian values’ started each school day.
I wonder how he would explain the shooting at the The West Nickel Mines School? I'm pretty sure they practice "Christian values"..... http://en.wikipedia....school_shooting
Why can't they just ban these automatic weapons but not others?
Halfway measures don't work.
As Zaibatsu and Electro Rock are fond of pointing out, (ad nauseum) banning assault weapons doesn't work. And the reason is because these laws are implemented on a state to state basis. A moderate state like California could go ahead and pass a bill banning assault weapons, but it would be basically useless if citizens in Nevada could buy them at the local Wal-Mart.
What America needs is legislation on a federal level that restricts the types of firearms that can be legally purchased and an outright ban on the sale of ammunition for said weapons. (with the exception of authorized buyers, such as law enforcement and military)
I'm not an expert of lawmaking in the United States and I don't doubt that such an undertaking would be extremely difficult, but in the memory of the victims of Newton, Aurora, Ft Hood, Virginia Tech and Columbine, the effort needs to be made.
Orland Kurtenbach and Dennis Kearns had just been torched 8-1 by the Habs, but they still took time to come out to meet us, some fellow BC boys who were playing hockey in Montreal. THAT"S what being a Canuck is!