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What Should We Do About Guns?

What Should We Do About Guns?

Would more stringent weapon legislations minimize weapon physical violence? Could weapon control steps in position like Australia operate in America? Nicholas Johnson, teacher of Law at Fordham University, describes. Donate today to Prager U! JoiningPrager U is totally free! Sign up currently to obtain all our video clips as quickly as they’re launched. DownloadPragerpedia on your apple iphone or Android! Thousands of resources as well as truths within your reaches. apple iphone: Android: JoinPrager United to obtain brand-new boodle every quarter, unique very early accessibility to our video clips, as well as a yearly To wnHall call with Dennis Prager! JoinPrager U’s message checklist to have these video clips, totally free goods free gifts as well as damaging statements sent out straight to your phone! Do you go shopping on Amazon? Click as well as a portion of every Amazon acquisition will certainly be contributed to Prager U. Same excellent items. Same low cost. Shopping made significant. SEE Prager U! FOLLOW us! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Prager U gets on Snapchat! SIGN UP WITH Prager REQUIRE! ForStudents: SgPaX. JOIN our Educators Network! Script:. The following time you listen to a political leader ask for “sound judgment weapon control,” pay attention for the information. You are most likely to be dealt with to a gush of platitudes regarding attack tools, weapon program sales as well as various other half-measures. These type of propositions are rooted in a concept of weapon control that has actually been around given that the 1960 s. The keynote is that less weapons amount to much less weapon criminal activity. But for this concept to have also an opportunity of functioning, extreme decreases in the supply of weapons will certainly be required. Everything else total up to safety and security theater. The late Senator Howard Metzenbaum, a solid weapon control supporter, clarified it in this manner: “If you do not prohibit all weapons you may also prohibit none.”. But couple of, if any kind of, political leaders that ask for “sound judgment weapon control” have the guts to recommend this. Even depositing the problem of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which attests the right to maintain as well as birth arms, a weapon restriction has no wide prominent assistance. Never mind the traditional states, hand gun restriction mandates fell short in 2 of our most liberal states – Massachusetts in 1976 as well as California in 1982– by huge margins. No significant efforts have actually been made ever since. RecentlyAustralia’s weapon control initiatives have actually obtained brand-new prestige as a feasible version for the United States to adhere to. Let’s take a more detailed take a look atAustralia In1996, after a utilized a semiautomatic rifle to murder 34 individuals in Tasmania, the Australian federal government prohibited all semi-automatic rifles as well as duplicating shotguns. Owners of approximately 700,000 signed up weapons– regarding a quarter of the nation’s 3 million complete weapons– were needed to transform them in for damage. The federal government called this a “buyback,” however actually no person had a selection. As my research study reveals, this version will certainly not operate in the United States for the easy factor that the United States has approximately 325 million weapons. This is orders of size greater than any kind of various other nation. Even if the Australian strategy were attempted in the United States as well as functioned to excellence, we would certainly still be entrusted over 200 million weapons, consisting of hand guns which make up almost 80 percent of weapon criminal activity. To see the full manuscript, check out
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denny dj - posted on September 1, 2019 2:31 am

Get rid of gun high crime what do I mean well i will tell you stuip stilling home brake in and people who buy gun on black market Rob a bank and school shot criminal don't follow the law. this is a fack.

ROKlJH UI - posted on September 2, 2019 1:26 pm

I live in Australia. That is why I understand that gun bans work perfectly. They keep guns from normal people like you, on a bad day, when you have taken drugs, alcohol, or suffering from some unexpected mental issues. You end up running down the road naked with a screw driver, instead of picking up a gun. Don't worry about criminals and 'baddies who obtain their guns illegally. They are usually responsible.

Iron Sights - posted on September 4, 2019 8:49 pm

I would like to suggest everyone does the same for their district. You may copy and paste and email my text. Add your representative and your name .

To Your Representative,
I have been observing laws, propositions and decisions from various districts, nation wide. It seems to me, as much as the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution represents a protection it needs to be defended. Especially here in New York, where there are countless infringements.
Please reference Missouri State Bill No. 367 for an example of the provisions I believe New York desperately needs to support our right to bear arms.
I understand you represent a large constituency, however you must retain the responsibility to invoke the protective rights as defined by the U.S. Constitution as well. There fore all voices in opposition of any protections or supporting infringements of any protected rights can not add weight to your representation as their imposition willfully or otherwise disenfranchises a greater constituency.
Please validate my argument by siding with the cultural accord that defines our nation over the dissent of those who wish to vicariously control others through the ever expanding influence of a greater governance.
I bill written by a New York district representative needs to be proposed that may better preserve the integrity of our rights. Whether or not such a thing could pass, a message needs to be sent.
Regardless of what the polls may indicate or how loud the opposition may seem, I can honestly tell you there are far more people who are waiting for a representative that will actively protect us from the overbearing reach of all governance.
Please represent us.
Should you heed my message, with some correspondence I would be more than willing to further advise and campaign for you…
A small gesture from me in exchange for you to do what you were elected to do.


Jedixfett X - posted on September 5, 2019 5:07 am

Australia is smarter than we are. We don’t have to do a buy back but ban the future sale of ar-15 type weapons. Only make handguns and bolt action hunting rifles legal

Cade Wiley - posted on September 5, 2019 5:21 am

Hey any leftist, I'm sorry that you are mentally defective, your life must be hard. I'll explain this to you using simple language… Say I'm a bad guy and I come at you with a gun intending to kill you! Do you protect yourself with (A) a purse? (B) your cloths? (C) call the police? If you chose any of these you are wrong, I killed you and took your money and got away. Now if you had a gun now the playing field is at least almost even. (I train, I'm a great shot.) Guess how I (the bad guy) got the gun!? I made it in my basement. Hope this fixes your defective brain.

ALBER PAJARES - posted on September 5, 2019 2:59 pm

Truly this is s good question,.. can’t live with & can’t live without,..

Aubrey Johnson - posted on September 7, 2019 11:10 am

We'll always have guns in America, GET USE TO IT.

Ben Harrison - posted on September 7, 2019 11:30 am

When the criminal, in the act of a crime, has to worry about the everyday citizens having guns and those citizens are capable and willing to shoot back at the criminal rather than just the police having guns to shoot bavk at the criminal then crime will be reduced or eliminated.

Germany and Venezuela took guns away from the citizens and then a dictator took control of everything and the citizens had no way to fight back. DO NOT let that happen in the USA.

Columbus1152 - posted on September 7, 2019 5:21 pm

In Europe, they disarmed the public and now they're being over run by refugees. In Central and South America, they disarmed the public and war lords and gangs reign. If progressives take over our government, the first, second, and twelfth amendments are the first to go. Say goodbye to liberty.

Shawn Gilliland - posted on September 7, 2019 10:53 pm

Thank you, Professor Johnson, for the excellent presentation. I like that phrase, "security theater". Why won't abrogationists use logic and facts and follow the Constitutional procedures? Because they would not succeed.

Jessica - posted on September 8, 2019 4:28 am

Get rid of them.

David S - posted on September 9, 2019 9:05 pm

I am going to answer before I watch the video. Here goes………The constutuon gives us the right to bear arms to defend against any tyranny foreign AND DOMESTIC. So…I think everyone should be allowed to own any weapon they see fit. An AR15 is no match for an Apache or a nuke, so I think we should all have the right to have a sub wuth a Trident, or Apache with a gimble mount 50 cal and stingers. Simple as that, whatever you can afford. Any government that tries to take away even the least of our weapons should be held to the highest level of scrutiny and examined under a microscope as to thei hidden agenda. Just exactly why do you want to disarm the people of this great nation? Where exactly are yourtrue loyalties? The UN? Great Britain? Israel? China? Come on squeek up I am listening.

August Jiang - posted on September 10, 2019 1:26 am

If guns are outlawed, the government can do whatever it wants to the people. Look at the totalitarian governments. They banned gun ownership.

rick couture - posted on September 10, 2019 7:09 pm

10 years minimum sentence for crime committed with fire arm. per offence

Craneo Bones - posted on September 11, 2019 11:33 am

When you must ask permission to exercise a right, that right has been reduced to a privilege

Tom Lawrence - posted on September 11, 2019 9:27 pm

The only reason you have any rights is the 2nd.,it keeps them all

Kek Kek - posted on September 13, 2019 3:16 pm

lesson of the story: never register. never talk to police.

Robert Lange - posted on September 13, 2019 4:17 pm

King Leonidas of Sparta when told by the Persian king Xerxes to lay down his arms, responded with the phrase “ molon labe “. (Come and take them).

Bastian Gordillo - posted on September 13, 2019 9:04 pm

K creisi

corbett coburn - posted on September 13, 2019 10:43 pm

This is no such thing as a "gun crime." Guns do NOT commit crimes. PEOPLE commit crimes. And the more people there are with guns, the fewer crimes get committed.

Sharron Clark - posted on September 15, 2019 12:12 am

About guns? Nothing! We should do something about mentally ill people running around lose and getting their hands on guns!

Chris Howard - posted on September 15, 2019 6:20 am

Nothing should be done about guns ! Help and heal the person ?
Government never takes Responsibility about anything they have caused that created problems in the first place ?!!
All the Government knows is take take take ?!! Something We The People got away from in the first place ?!!

Tim Mayeaux - posted on September 15, 2019 8:33 pm

what should we do about guns ? clean, lubricate and target practice with them. What else ? hunt animals (furry & feathered ones and law breaking two legged ones). Make America safe again. End the unGREATful SOCIETY. Make Africa home again.

Tim Quire - posted on September 16, 2019 4:42 am

Where I bought my guns they said no refunds so how they going to buy back what they didn't sell me

Tim Quire - posted on September 16, 2019 4:44 am

More people die every year through abortion than by guns so are they going to ban abortion,or sex to keep from killing thousands of babies a month

Rodion Gulakov - posted on September 18, 2019 9:14 am

Why do you need full auto submachine gun? At the time of second amendment there were no such weapon. Is Glock not enough for you?

Mário Gama - posted on September 19, 2019 12:06 am

I like PragerU and I am a CONSERVATIVE…..but I DO NOT agree that civilians should have Assault Weapons like AR15 or Kalashnikovs….its overkill, you would get mostly the same protection with Hand guns

Tony Ashford - posted on September 26, 2019 12:56 pm

Easy answer buy more

Partial Bullet - posted on September 26, 2019 6:25 pm

Haven’t watched the video yet
Don’t get rid of them
Edit: Corrected misspellings

mrcherokee1973 - posted on September 27, 2019 3:23 am

Doesn't address a single thing that actually matters and could make an overall difference. #GunProponent

Tim Singleton - posted on September 27, 2019 12:58 pm

We have sufficient gun laws now. What we struggle with is the Left's attempts to use violence as an excuse to destabilize our society by disarming law abiding citizens while at the same time they are using the Cloward & Piven strategy to destabilize our economy.

Y'all need to understand that the Left is at war with America and her institutions. This is not a case of two persons of equally good intent with an honest difference of opinion, but is a case of the Left attacking the republic. Our 4th estate has with malice aforethought decided to act as 5th columnists in support of the Left.

More Than - posted on September 28, 2019 2:34 pm

Mass shooters kill 350 people so far this year. Massive outrage.
Drunk drivers kill 11,000 people every year. No outrage.

Andrew Polkowski - posted on September 30, 2019 2:12 am

Television has made Most Americans dumber than A Box of Rocks. Fake Movies, Rigged Sports, No Diligent Truth-Finding Research, lack of discernment, brainwashing that has reduce moral and ethical qualities down to that of parasites, etc.

Andrew Polkowski - posted on September 30, 2019 2:25 am

If that Washington Harlot Hillary Clinton became president you think it wouldn't be worse for all of you.

Jim Palmore - posted on September 30, 2019 7:23 pm

another great video from prager,, thank you

Kendon casey Curtis - posted on October 4, 2019 3:19 am

I don’t know why we are surprised that they Lie ,they literally have to lie ,to get enough votes?

Mud Puddle - posted on October 4, 2019 5:17 am

What should we do about guns? Three things, in this order:
Clean them,
Lubricate them,
Load them.

Rogue Raven - posted on October 4, 2019 9:36 pm

All gun laws are infringement.

E. RiVeRa - posted on October 5, 2019 11:59 am

They talk about everything…gun owners…civil rights…lobbyists…etc……BUT do not want to point the real problem ; criminals. crooks. rapists. mental illness. and of course..drugs.

Cal Commercial Insurance - posted on October 6, 2019 10:53 pm

I think the Democrats need to stop worrying about gun laws being broken and start worrying about the other laws being broken by criminals who use guns to commit crimes, and incidentally don't care about gun laws.

M Lopez - posted on October 6, 2019 11:24 pm


laughing man - posted on October 9, 2019 2:10 am

The second was put in place to defend against foreign an domestic tyrants!! Shall not be infringed wasn't a suggestion it is a directive, in March 23 1776 give me liberty or give me death

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