Not necessarily disagreeing with your stand on the the 2nd amendment, agree there, however; just like the right to a driver's license can be removed for mental illness etc. I believe owning a gun should be reserved for those without criminal or mental history. I fully understand this will not prevent all misuse but it would certainly prevent a lot. Next on the block, thoughts on outlawing high-cap magazines?
I don't think Ginger is saying that will solve the issue, but certainly make things harder for mass shooters without denting the 2nd amendment.
This is why I love our state system in that each state is basically a running experiment of ideas and solutions - those paying attention get to see which ones work or don't. I've heard those from other countries question this method but overall it seems to work, a nation that started as an experiment allows 50 states to try their own solutions to problems... an issue in government however is solutions that don't work tend to get doubled down on... like throwing more money at poverty...
The first thing we need to come to an agreement on; is marijuana so harmful that it should be illegal? The "so harmful" part is where the debate begins, is it more harmful than alcohol? In moderation science tells us no. Is it more harmful than cigarettes? The science tells us they are more or less equal. More harmful than heroine or cocaine? Not even close. If we agree on the science of the harmful effects of marijuana then why is it even illegal at all?
Great article about students "hiding from scary ideas" - one student was quoted as saying, “I was feeling bombarded by a lot of viewpoints that really go against my dearly and closely held beliefs,” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html?_r=0
Everyone just needs to get over themselves and learn to move on. Attempting to engineer a society that is free from anything offensive will end up creating a generation of sniveling whimps with a dangerous detachment from the real world.