Sleep in Heavenly Peace

by Anne Bennett on December 17, 2012

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Mike December 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

Anne– I was as sick about this as anyone. I own guns, shotguns & rifles, for hunting. I have to admit, I do not see the need for a 100 round magazine. Or any magazine or clip that is close to holding that many rounds. I don’t see the need for owning a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic, or anything like it. Yes, I’ll bet it is fun to shoot Bushmaster or a similar gun at the range. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be regulated or even banned. But I also know some hunters that have semi-auto rifles & shotguns that should not be confused with these “assault-style” guns. That’s part of the problem with trying to stop the sale of the latter, they include the former as well.

The 2nd amendment isn’t absolute, none of them are, there are limits. That’s why I can’t own a .50 caliber Browning machine gun, unless I have a dealer’s license. I see it daily when some anti-gun zealot talks about banning machine guns from the public. Well, they already are. Connetticut already has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and it didn’t help at all.

By the same token, it is just as important in this discussion needs to include how we treat people with mental disorders/problems/issues as well. Check your health insurance, see how much coverage you have for any mental health problems. It’s quite limited, if you have coverage at all. I thought I read last week that JoCo Mental Health funding had been cut this past year by 60% and they are expecting more. I’m not certain on that, but public funding for mental health is one of the first things states cut out of their budgets. Disturbed people are just as capable of finding another way to kill a lot of people than using firearms, maybe next time its pipe bombs or Molotov cocktails.

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