sandysensfan wrote:But it says in the US constitution -- that their citizens 'have the right to bear arms'.
Everytime something like this tragedy happens.. the NRA goes back to that.
Point is.. that is about 400 yrs old.
They have to make it harder for their citizens to get the guns. This guy bought 4 of them. Now if there was some kind of way they have to register whenever they buy guns -- would you not think he was up to something buying that many in a short period of time?
People hunt and have shotguns. US citizens are allowed hand guns.
But why the hell are they selling assault rifles? That makes no sense to me at all?
They need to get with the times... or over and over again.. some nut will keep doing these types of shootings. How long can they let this go on?
Jason Alexander ('George' from Seinfeld) had a tweetlonger post on this. If you follow MrMontagoose on twitter I replied to it. He made quite a few points, not least of which is the fact that the Constitution was specifically talking about "organized militia" and not just ordinary citizens. Also, like you said, the definition of "arms" 400 years ago surely did not include assault rifles.