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Courage and capability

By Dana D. Kelley

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 2:01 a.m.

How much courage do you have? It's hard to say.

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hah406 says... November 10, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

Dana I am glad you got to the point with the second half of your piece today, and that is an excellent idea. Many of us, including myself, who have criticized lawmakers aren't doing so because we want a new gun control law (although gun confiscation worked well in Australia, but is impractical here). But their prayers and condolences aren't enough, they don't bring back the dead, and they don't prevent future mass shootings. They need to find the courage to do something like you propose.

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JakeTidmore says... November 10, 2017 at 10:47 a.m.

Am looking for these things in resolving the gun control issue:
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1) Both guns and people are part of the problem. It takes two to tango, pardnuh.
2) Laws must be useful to solving this problem. Enforcing the good ones we have, replacing the bad ones we have, and getting better ones where needed.
3) Responsibility at all levels is a must. Gun owners and non-gun owners, and so forth, must work together.
4) People's lives has priority over gun rights. Find the balance that achieves this result. (It is skewed more toward guns than lives in this country. And it's not working.)

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RBear says... November 10, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

Agree with both hah and JT. We need real solutions for this problem that continues to grow. AR is one of the leaders in the nation in terms of gun violence and more guns is not the solution. I also find it funny reading solutions by people like Pack who offer up things like banning abortion (I kid you not) as a solution to the gun problem.

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Lifelonglearner says... November 10, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.

As a former NRA instructor, Willeford actually proves the point of those of us who believe in responsible gun ownership. He had been through extensive screening, and understood the responsibility of balancing easy access with responsible storage. Every person who desires to purchase a gun or rifle should be required to first undergo training to prove they know how to safely operate the weapon and have the means to safely store it. The very effective gun laws in Switzerland and Israel should be the standard for our laws at a national level.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... November 10, 2017 at 6:49 p.m.

you can't ban crazy but you sure can track them if the right laws are put in place but then again. would some group like the aclu try to prove that we're stepping all over someone's civil rights ?

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