We are reminded, through senseless tragedies, of the need to remove and keep weapons from the hands of those who should not have them.
January 31, 2018
Ohio Supreme Court rules against Cleveland’s efforts at local gun control
[Perhaps Jackson had a preconceived solution and, at best, a poorly defined problem statement when he started on this ill fate journey down the gun control path.
A better problem statement is:
Violent criminals with weapons are murdering innocent people.
This lends itself to a much larger solution set. Many of those possible solutions will get support from pro-gun people. For example:
- Teach well behaved people how to defend themselves and other innocent people.
- Increase police and prosecution resources to make criminal activity more certain of incarceration.
- If, through due process of law, it can be determined that someone is a near certain violent threat to others keep them incarcerated and/or treat them until they are no longer a threat.
It bugs me that people say convicted felons, domestic abusers, or people on the terror watch list are too dangerous to be allowed possession of a firearm. Yet, they are allowed to be in public and purchase knives, baseball bates, gasoline, matches, drive cars and fly airplanes. People should be categorized as one of the following:
- Low risk and have a right to be in public unsupervised
- Moderate risk in need to be under some level of supervision while in public
- High risk in need of incarceration
- Extreme, permanent, risk and should be put to death (Ted Bundy who escaped several times, and was a committed serial killer when in public, would qualify)
Criminal control, not object control.—Joe]