Posted by masterdebate on 4/15/2013 12:17:00 AM (view original):
there's very little to no problem with the bill. the problem is, its not the correct way to solve the problem. tighter background checks don't tell you anything if people with unreported or undiagnosed mental illness don't have anything on their backgrounds to check, much like many of the recent mass shooters.
I agree 100%.
The problem will not be solved, but the bill certainly addresses some things that have needed addressing for quite some time.
Bottom line is no law will make a criminal law-abiding or stop tragedies from ever happening again.
The point is to make it more difficult for the obviously dangerous people to legally acquire firearms and to lessen the severity of tragedies when they do occur.
To that end I think the bill is a great success.
I get the slippery slope argument. We do some common sense things and improve what we currently have on the books and then when another Columbine happens the left cries "See it's not enough! We still need MORE restrictions and less rights".
Having said that, I just can't use it as an excuse for not passing a very sensible bill, and it seems that most of the opposition to this bill is coming from the right.