Surprised this topic hasn't been restarted yet considering the media circus currently going on. I posted a long reply to a different thread in a different forum where they were talking about the typical stuff. Below is my response to the topics they brought up. You should be able to get the jist of it even without their initial comments. Feel free to discuss your thoughts.
"As far as car and gun comparisons go, driving a car is a priviledge. Owning a gun is a right. Thats a pretty significant difference. More people are killed in car related accidents than firearm related accidents. It's really not even a close comparison.
As far as waiting periods go. What difference do you really think it makes? Absolutely none. Most people that do these types of things don't just wake up one day and think "Gee, I want to kill some people today. Just need to stop by the gun shop and buy the gun and some ammo...Oh gee, I can't do it today. Guess I have to wait 10 days." Most of them already have access to guns. Or they have been planning the attack for quite some time. A lot longer than 10 days.
And for the record, an AR15 is not an assault rifle. An assault rifle is capable of select fire aka burst or full auto. And calling it an "assault weapon" is just a term meant to demonize it. Only ignorant hypocritical c**ts like Feinstein and Bloomberg call them "deadly assault weapons with high capacity clips capable of holding more than 10 bullets". All the while they themselves have CCW permits or 24/7 armed police protecting them. An AR15 is a semi-automatic rifle that is no different than most hunting rifles except it "looks scary". It's also a smaller caliber than most hunting rifles. The only advantage it has over most hunting rifles are the standard 30 round magazines. Yes, standard 30 round magazines. Not "high capacity clips". The real high capacity magazines and drums are mostly junk and can't even go through one cycle without jammimg. Only a moron would actually use one to try and effectively kill as many people as possible. Pretty sure the Aurora shooter had a 50 or 100 round drum that jammed on him.
Training. I'm all for proper safety training. It can teach people to properly handle their firearms and help prevent NDs and people accidently being shot. Won't do jack sh*t for mass murderers though. You think someone that is shooting at people is going to care if his finger is on the trigger? Or what is behind his target? Nope.
Are people really still blaming video games, movies and music for mass murderers? Same sh*t was said about Columbine. Marilyn Manson didn't make them do it. His devil music didn't speak to them. They didn't train with Grand Theft Auto. Thats a bullsh*t excuse and a scapegoat.
No gun control is going to stop people from killing people. No spoon control is going to stop people from getting fat. No law is going to stop criminals from breaking the law. You want to prevent these kinds of attacks? Then find out what makes these people tick. What makes these people do what they do. But there is no answer to those questions. There wasn't when this guy killed 20 kids and 7 adults. There wasn't any answers for the Aurora shooter. None for Columbine. 85 years later there is still no answer for why Andrew Kehoe killed his wife, set his house on fire and blew up a school killing 38 kids, 6 adults and injuring 58 others. Insane people doing insane acts of violence is nothing new. People have been killing people since the beginning of time. And people will continue to kill until the end of time. No feel good laws are going to change that. Maybe if people would properly parent and discipline their kids they wouldn't grow up to be evil little shitheads. But today if you spank your kid you're an evil bad person. We give everyone a trophy because handling dissapointment is just too hard. And people wonder why society is filled with a bunch of emo cry babies that feel like they should have everything handed to them in life and have no sense of personal responsibility.
If I get back from this deployment and can't build the AR15 I was planning on building i'm going to be pissed."