in 1995, a man used fertilizer for farming and nitro methane used for racing fuel to murder 168 people. Since then, the sale of these items are closely monitored and regulated. You can’t buy them without the govt. watching and at least monitoring what you are up to.
Meanwhile, the online purchase of high capacity magazines and drums and the stockpile of assault weapons go largely unchecked. So my question is, what does the body count have to be before we can do something about regulating these weapons? Do we have to wait until someone converts their semi-automatic gun into a fully automatic weapon and takes out 30, 40, 50 people or more in one attack before we can say we can and must do something?
And don’t bother with the car analogy. If we followed that nugget of insanity, we would have said we should do nothing after 9/11. After all, only 2,996 people lost their lives that day. If we can’t or shouldn't do anything about the 11,000 + gun homicides every year because over 40,000 die in automobile accidents, than why did we care so much and move heaven and earth to make sure we avenged 3000?