“When it comes to guns? We have just too many guns, On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods.”
-- Former Senator Hillary Clinton, 21 Apr 2016
Basically, she says that there's just too many guns, and we need to lessen the number.
Then she just leaves it at that.....letting the audience applause and news people wept tears from their eyes.
So the percentage to cut back? One-percent? Three-percent? Nine-percent? Eleven-percent?
Generally, if you draw a hundred gun-owners into a forum, and you ask each.....not counting their military-related time.....how many of them had ever shot someone....you'd probably have one guy stand up. He'd ever be a law-enforcement guy, or just some unlucky soul who had some punk kid advancing at him at some quick-and-stop gas station with a gun in his hand. The other ninety-nine folks will just nod, and note that they've never had to fire on anyone.....YET.
I grew up in a rural area of Alabama and if you asked a hundred farmers about their gun situation.....all of them will say that they've got some type of weapon on the farm. It might be one single shotgun, or just a pistol they keep in the kitchen cabinet. Most will respond that they might have used a gun two or three times to shoot coyotes on their farm, or some pack of wild-dogs.
My general suggestion for Hillary is to make this kinda interesting and offer a $400 tax-credit for anyone who goes down to the local county sheriff and turns in a weapon of any sort. Five weapons.....five $400 tax-credits. Naturally, no one will comment much on this, but these might be old guns which weren't really operational, and the $2,000 will be used to buy a new rifle and maybe take the wife to some Vegas casino for her birthday.
Oddly, after endearing almost eight years of the Obama presidency.....we can be fairly confident that there are probably ten-percent more guns in America today.....than there were in 2008. Why? That would be a good question to ask the president. I'm guessing he'd prefer not to answer that.
One might eventually get to the other questions of importance.....is there too much beer in America? Is there too much whiskey? Are there too many bars? Are there too many sluts in America? Are there too many snakes in the country? Are there too many obese or fat people in America? Are there too many mentally insane people in America. If numbers matter.....maybe we ought to talk about a lot of topics with the gun subject.
I'm guessing that might scare folks.....we might actually get to the one difficult subject to handle......do we have too many politicians in America? And what would you do.....to get rid of them?