I think all of this gun law talk is interesting. Most people seem to forget that the people who are "The badguys" are going to have guns no matter what law is passed. They already break the laws that we have, so why would new laws stop them?
Gun training of some kind for those who wish to have one would be a good idea, assuming that it didn't cost extra. If it did cost extra, people would find a cheaper, non-law-abiding way to arm themselves.
No one should need all five rounds or whatever to put down a bad guy, but I'd rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them. After all, bad guys often travel in packs.
As far as the argument about child victims 11, 12, 13 and so on...stop trying to use tragedy to play on my emotions. Most people who would shoot children would have their guns illegally. Not all, I understand, but most. These people are crazy for the most part. CRAZY ! And those who would give guns to people who they know are unstable...well...put two and two together.
I am a gun owner, have been my whole life, and am a former United States Marine as well as a former Detention Officer. I have two children of my own, and I will protect them the way I see fit. No one can tell me other wise. Of course, I know what I'm doing with or without a gun in my hand, but I have also seen those who can't be stopped so easily with or without a gun. Better safe than sorry. That said, any one who wants to own a gun has the personal responsibility (I know, many have forgotten what personal responsibilty is; they want someone to tell them what to do and how to live, etc.) to learn how to use the weapon responsibly.
But hey, we could banter on and on until the world ended, and all that would be accomplished is a bunch of red faces.
Argue with me if you wish, I don't mind at all. After all, we all have that freedom. I've said what I have to say for now, however, so don't expect a retort. But know, though many of us dissagree on many things, I love you all and wish you all nothing but peace and love. Live and let live, Love and let love.
God bless us all.