Here is the real bottom line.
In America, the desire for MILITARY weapons is expressly to defeat a corrupt national government from taking over the country. Those in Europe will laugh at this silly, old world notion. Those in Egypt, Libya, and elswhere may not.
In the 1860's the United States endured a genuine Civil War. America's last election was extremely polarized and was divided virtually 50%.
Those Aussies and Europeans do not fully understand or appreciate the depth and breadth of allegiance to the 2nd Amendment that still exists in this nation, at least for nearly 50%. Consider: the deaths of several thousands of American soldiers has not stopped America going to war.
Why would the deaths, over the last 100 years, of less than 1000 people... yes, less than 1000 people from gun-armed crazies, shift the national focus?
Oh yes, many more people have died from gunshots. But they were killed by polie or private citizens killing assailants.
Check the FBI stats on killings by criminals. McVay's bomb actually killed more children then were killed in Conncecticut. Yes, check the numbers.
Not justifying, just saying. American's have a different mind set than Europeans.
That's why we are free of the Brits and the rest. We fought for it. Ta.
Actually, it seems more like the ones who cannot see the forest because of all the trees are some of the non-US members who keep making what amount to minor variations of the same suggestion, without paying due regard to what can be accomplished either legally or practically in the US.Look, getting back to the point of this forum, America is trying to come up with answers to stop the slaughter of its people by its own, those here who are Americans don't want to listen to the suggestions of us "non Americans", Ok fair enough.
As I said earlier, there is only one solution, and that is there is NO solution, because Americans are not prepared to change their thinking, it's in their DNA, the massacres will continue.