Ban all assault weapons
Make tougher requirements to own a gun
Ban ALL guns
Only allow guns for hunting or home protection
No new laws needed, enforce the laws we have now.
Make the gun laws uniform throughout all states
By the way, the US Presidency costs the US taxpayer $1.4 billion a year.Maintaining a head of state isn't cheap.
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I quote from the article I gave a link to;
"One may start with the tab “White House Office” in the annual congressional budget submission of the Executive Office of the President, but that is only an initial fraction. In addition, twenty-two other budget accounts, thirteen of them in other departments, or parts of departments, pay the expenses, and the salaries, of men and women who are in fact members of the White House staff family. Not only are those costs scattered through those twenty-two other budgets, but in at least nine of them the dollars are not in any fashion identified as White House. Realistic estimates have to be made"
The Queen on the other hand in effect pays all her own expenses and makes a $100 million a year contribution to the Exchequer.Because it's an historical arrangement her critics only see the payments ( Civil List ) and not where it actually comes from.Her family get nothing unless it's for a State function.
i think this thread is drifting off into Brits versus Americans
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You may not know that over 200 000 legal guns are stolen every year in the US. So even if a weapon is illegal it probably began its life as a legal weapon whose owner did not take adequate steps to keep safe.
There are two problems with guns in the US. One is easy availability-so a skinny kid can just pick one up and go on a shooting spree.The other is the US mindset which so many otherwise logical people are brought up to believe.That guns are necessary to protect the American way of life and to protect against bad government.As long as people believe this nonsense the carnage will continue.
It might be sobering for these people to visit the Vietnam Wall to look at the names.Then to reflect that while this was happening around twice as many Americans died at home from gunshot.Not defending their way of life or preventing bad government.
Hasn't this thread about run it's course? The option to ban all guns in the U.S. has gotten a whopping 14% vote count while a VAST majority seem to agree that some steps to curb ownership by the mentally unstable or otherwise 'unfit' to own them would be a good thing. We're just going around in circles at this point with the same 2 or 3 (myself included) people posting the same points...
Very well argumented thread in certain replies but i have to agree with the point stated above. Everyone knows where they stand and the last few pages has been repetitive. So im hanging the lock on this thread. If someone must ad something let me or a colleague know.
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