HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » We can win this battle . ...

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 11:16 AM

We can win this battle . . .

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by JudyM (a host of the General Discussion forum).

For months I have been posting this LINK and saying that the gun culture can be defeated. It just takes your voice added to tens of thousands of other voices to be heard.

Prior to 1970 there were no State Gun Preemption Laws; laws the prevent local governments passing laws governing guns at any level below state wide. Since the gun makers took over the NRA forty two states have passed such laws. Well, as of November of last year there is one less preemption state. Colorado put the preemption law on the ballot and it was repealed.

Since then Boulder has passed a host of gun regulations, among them:
Safe Storage
Reporting requirements for lost or stolen firearms
An assault weapon ban
Tighter background checks
Creating a Gun Violence Prevention Office

Other notable successes are:
New Mexico nullified qualified immunity for local and state law enforcement.
Virginia prohibited firearms at polls, government buildings and schools as well as extending background checks from 3 to 5 days.
Washington state cracked down on police use-of-force with half a dozen laws.

The Gun Vultures have a 50 year head start on us but things are changing. It is only the beginning but it won't continue without my voice and yours being added to organizations like THESE.


4 replies, 596 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply We can win this battle . . . (Original post)
AndyS Mar 2022 OP
Chainfire Mar 2022 #1
AndyS Mar 2022 #2
brer cat Mar 2022 #3
JudyM Mar 2022 #4

Response to AndyS (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 11:29 AM

1. That is something, but you still have States like Florida who justifies killing a person that

threw popcorn at you. Hell, they wouldn't have let that go by in Tombstone in the 1880s. We are not making enough progress against the National Republican Army.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 11:41 AM

2. At least this is an improvement over "it's hopeless, we can't do anything, just give up"

response I get so often. "Not enough Progress" is better than it's a waste of our time . . .

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AndyS (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 12:12 PM

3. THIS!

Thanks for this update, Andy.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AndyS (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2022, 09:26 PM

4. Locking.

The consensus of the forum hosts is that this does not meet this threshold rule for posting about guns in this forum:
Open discussion of guns is permitted during very high-profile news events which are heavily covered across all newsmedia.

It can be posted in one of the gun topic groups (under Justice & Public Safety categ.)

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink