- Posted December 15, 2012 by
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Pragmatic ways to curb violence
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
There should be a rigorous screening and testing done for certain individuals that have a real need to own lethal ammunition. There should be also an age limit, for example most of these mass murderers are in their twenties so the minimum age should be at least 30 years old. People that are seriously concerned about the safety of their families should own a fire arm but it shouldn't have to be charged with bullets that kill. A gun with rubber bullets, teaser gun, any time of ammunition that can stun or immobilize is just as effective when thwarting an offender. There is a reason why countries that have made owning a weapon illegal have the lowest homicide rate and why U.S. is the highest in the world. Our blase opinions on rights of ownership of fire arms will have be addressed and critical decisions will have to be made in the next legislative talks. Human live can no longer take a seat back in the face of an obsolete colonial attitude that shaped attitude about gun ownership several hundred years ago.