Gun Control

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“Every year in this country, nearly 40,000 Americans are killed with a firearm. More than 100,000 more are wounded. Every two hours, another child is killed with a gun. And with each death, and each wound, another American dream, another American family, is shattered. This must stop.”

  • Sarah Brady – 1996 Democratic National Convention Keynote

The Speaker

Sarah Brady was a lifelong Republican who spent much of her career working for Republican congressmen and the Republican National Committee. As such, she was an unlikely advocate for gun control—a position more commonly associated with the political left.

Her advocacy began shortly after March 30, 1981, the day John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Sarah’s husband and Reagan press secretary James Brady was one of four people wounded in the assassination attempt and was left permanently disabled by his injuries.

Video link below speech starts 2:28:01 minutes in :

https://www.c-span.org/video/?74603-1/democratic-convention-evening-session

Sarah Brady was a lifelong Republican who spent much of her career working for Republican congressmen and the Republican National Committee. She was an unlikely champion for gun control but everything change on March 30 1981.

The day John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Sarah’s husband and Reagan press secretary James Brady was one of four people wounded in the assassination attempt and was left permanently disabled by his injuries.

Video link below speech starts 2:28:01 minutes in:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?74603-1/democratic-convention-evening-session

“He’s a hunter and he’s a sportsman but he understands the difference between a Remington rifle and an AK-47. And he knows that you don’t go hunting with an UZI. Mr. President, you deserve our thanks” Sarah Brady 

The U.S. and Brazil are loosing around 40,000 lives every year due to firearm.

The deadliest one we have seen is the Las Vegas shooting in country concert and closest to me was the El Paso Walmart shooting. 

How do we stop firearms getting into the wrong hands? 

  1. Restrictions, 

2. Cool off periods,

 3. Background checks 

4. Psychological test

The last point that Sarah Brady made is the rebuttal for hunters and sportsmen that gun and the restriction are not for them but its for criminals and who are mentally stable. The strangest part of fire arms is that close to a third of the deaths are by suicided and that goes back to the mental psychological check. How are you going to sell a gun to someone that has thoughts of harming others and himself? 

The root of all of the American problems goes back to over priced health care. Average Joe can’t afford and are no educated about talking to psychologist, psychiatrist or even see general doctor for annual check up. If you are in the percentage that doesn’t have proper health care in the United States, you better not buy a gun. 

Reference:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41488081#:~:text=How%20do%20US%20gun%20deaths,more%20than%2023%2C900%20were%20suicides.

https://pophealthmetrics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12963-020-00222-3#:~:text=Deaths%20from%20firearms%20increased%20in,in%20the%20same%20age%20group.

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