As we all probably could have seen coming, the conversation surrounding the Alexandria shooting has now turned to gun control. Although Hodgkinson had apparently had some runs in with the law, he was not a convicted felon and the guns used in the attack Wednesday were purchased legally. Of course, many believe that this attack is just the latest in a long line of shootings that should justify disarming, or at least limiting the arms, of the general population.

Personally, I believe that since Hodgkinson displayed no signs of mental health issues (which appears to be the case since nothing to the contrary has been reported so far) and was not a convicted felon, no gun control laws could have stopped this shooting that would not have also infringed upon the rights of law abiding citizens. As awful as the incident Wednesday was, the sad truth is that no measure could have stopped this without treating the entire population as if they were maniacs that might go on shooting sprees at any second.

Gun control is a sensitive issue, especially in the US, but in my opinion, the Constitution is extremely clear about what rights American citizens are entitled to.

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bitter-clinger
bitter-clinger

and since most gun grabbers no little to nothing about ballistics and firearms technology, they are ignorant of the fact that a firearm is a simple device and pretty much any bubba with a bench lathe(even non CNC), some hand tools and a 12 ton press can make a functional firearm from scratch. if anyone doubs it, google "Khyber pass copy"

Mikeroe_
Mikeroe_

I am firmly of the belief that if someone wants to shoot another, they will, regardless of the gun laws of the land. There are always guns available if you look hard enough. Also, we can't forget that it was gun-toting individuals (the police on Rep. Scalise's security detail) who prevented Hodgkinson from shooting even more people. If they had not been there, it could have been much worse.

bitter-clinger
bitter-clinger

what part of "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" do these fruit loops not understand? We gun owners are the most discriminated against group in America. so gun grabber, just keep pushing us, but remember, youdont want us to push back