I got one reason why a lot of gun control advocates want to ban AR-15 assault rifles, and are less concerned about other semi-automatic weapons. It’s a good one too. It seems the AR-15 is the weapon of choice for a lot of the people who have perpetrated these awful mass shootings.
I suppose it has something to do with the military appearance of the weapons and the mental deficiencies of the sick people who perpetrate these disastrous crimes.
By the way, have you read about Nikolas Cruz’ defense attorney? Florida does have the death penalty. Methods of choice are lethal injection, or electric chair. Her only hope for the kid is an insanity plea, but on TV she sounded sympathetic to him, talking about the impulse control of a 19-year-old perp. At 19, he’s an adult and responsible for his actions. The Catholic church says children know right from wrong in second or third grade and that’s when Catholic children are supposed to start going to Confession. I was a lot younger than 19 when I came upon an attempted suicide. My life would have been easier if the victim had succeeded, but I knew turning around and leaving was wrong. I called 911. That person did survive.
Impulse control my ass! There’s a huge difference between shoplifting a candy bar and killing 17 people.
Speaking of atrocious things happening in the USA, have you noticed how many news articles there around recently about teachers involved in inappropriate and/or illegal sexual conduct with their students? There’s even one teacher who is suing claiming that the law against teachers having sex with their pupils is unconstitutional because it singles out teachers without mentioning other occupations. Is this happening more and more often, or are we just hearing about these incidents more? How do these people not realize that their actions will ruin their students lives and their lives too?