America has been the world’s leading creator of weapons since the US Civil War. Before that time we had only the primitive ball and powder mussel loader gun and cannon. The rifle and six shooter came soon after and the development of yet more awesome weapons quickly followed.
Enormous fortunes were made on the development and sales of weapons for the military. Unfortunately, these apparent profits were not true because the books were not balanced to include collateral damage and criminal misuse of the weapons. Society and the tax payer have paid dearly in life and treasure. Our Mother Earth has suffered also.
The producers of military rifles, dynamite, and many other explosives are not held liable for their misuse in the hands of criminals. They need to be held responsible for deaths and property damage from their usage. They have been enjoying a free ride in a lucrative business.
Congress needs to step in and put an end to the illegal marketing of weapons. As you need to have a drivers license to drive a car, you should also need a permit for owning a gun or rifle. Not everyone will be qualified to own a weapon. With changes in the present laws, access to guns will slowly diminish and America will be safer by the time the next generation arrives. No citizen should be allowed to own a Military Assault Rifle of any kind.
The alternatives to the inaction of Congress are gloomy. In absence of new laws for gun control, the violent radicals will be getting more and more powerful weapons, including even WMD’s.Our lax laws and lax enforcement will encourage the criminals. So far, Congress has been complicit in the profitable policies. If they ever balance the books, it will clearly reveal the heavy price paid by the rest of us. Congress has been duped by the allure of false profits; and by the greedy elite.
Powerful business interests are slowly degrading the entire world by the illicit arms trade. America cannot stop this, but we can disengage ourselves and prohibit these activities at home. It may ultimately be up to a futuristic World Body of Laws to contain this cancerous arms trade. … Meanwhile we can go to the polls! … [Every two years}.
Voting in a better Congress every two years will move us to a stronger place. Our radical Congress has long been a bottleneck to progress and for passing laws to keep up with a rapidly changing society. This 21st Century differs significantly from the past Century.
.Our massive and expensive weapons of War no longer keep us safe. Among other things, the World especially needs protection from the items listed below:
Improvised Explosive Devises.
The Unstable and Hateful with Assault Rifles.
YOUR VOTE COUNTS MORE THAN EVER BEFORE
It will protect us from our own Congress!