Mass Shootings Prove Gun Buyers Should Be Drug Tested

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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles the touchy subject of gun control.

As a responsible gun owner, I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. If an intruder comes into my home, you better believe I will defend my wife and son by any means necessary, including using Florida's "stand your ground" law. But we can't let the Republican Party and the NRA keep winning gun control battles in the wake of tragedies like the Aurora killings and Sikh temple massacre.

Bill Clinton did the right thing when he banned assault rifles during his Presidency. But then George W Bush caved in to his party and got rid of the ban when he became commander in chief.

I really don't understand people who oppose stricter requirements for obtaining a firearm. These are the same folks who believe in communist ideals such as gay-marriage bans and denying a woman's right to have an abortion. They care more about their ideology than the good of the republic.

Current gun laws certainly aren't stopping ruthless convicts from murdering innocents in inner-city communities such as Liberty City, Opa-locka, and Miami Gardens. Getting guns is nothing like you'd think from shows such as Sons of Anarchy, where arms-dealing motorcycle gangs and Mexican cartels sell weapons to African-American bangers. It's a lot less complicated.

Instead, straw buyers with no felony convictions purchase the guns that end up in the hands of criminals terrorizing Miami-Dade public housing projects such as Pork 'n' Beans in Liberty City. It could be the criminal's baby mama. It could be a drug dealer's cousin who moved out of the hood. Or it could be a crackhead junkie who has yet to be tagged with a coke conviction.

The straw buyer hands the weapon to the felon and later reports it stolen. Law enforcement agencies need to focus resources on investigating people who make these false reports. If a guy has reported 12 stolen guns, you should know something is wrong.

We should treat anybody who wants to buy a gun the same way Gov. Rick Scott treats welfare recipients. Potential gun owners should be required to pee in a cup to find out what kind of illegal and legal substances they are on. Someone who is popping antidepressants or snorting cocaine cannot be trusted with a gun. Once they've passed their drug test, they should have to submit themselves for a mental analysis.

These measures will go a long way to preventing more crazy gunmen from murdering students on college campuses, assassinating innocent people sitting inside a movie theater, targeting Democratic congresspeople like Arizona's Gabrielle Gifford, and killing Sikhs worshiping in a temple.

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29 comments
Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

having guns is in the 2nd amendment of our constitution and it shall never be infringed.

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

open carry would actually deter alot of crime since everyone would be walking around with their guns.

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

open carry would actually deter alot of crime since everyone would be walking around with their guns.

Jay Lee Mendez
Jay Lee Mendez

I think ima go read an author I can take serious...like PEPE BILLETE.

Jay Lee Mendez
Jay Lee Mendez

Stupid Rick Scott wanted to Drug Test Welfare Recipients... Only 2.6% were using drugs..and was set to make his wife who owns drug clinics MILLIONS... This is another useless Law to Fatten Another Govt officials pockets or budget...

Rosa Cortez
Rosa Cortez

For sure: narcotics and prescription damn right

Sedona_Sherpa
Sedona_Sherpa

When Luke was a oz level coke slinger back in the day...suppose anyone got kilt cuz of that?

 

You betcha! Somewhere's down the line...dude got KILT fo sho!

Ean Smith
Ean Smith

Alot of good that's going to do when you can easily buy a gun at a gun show and they don't even do background checks

Sisey Stonecypher
Sisey Stonecypher

Yeah Alex LaPorta ! Try reading before making a comment . Drug testing for gun purchase. Useless law. Whats that got to do with crackheads being armed.coming to my neighborhood. What a dumbass comment.

MikeD_PhD
MikeD_PhD

@unclelukereal1 you can walk into a gun show, and buy as many guns as you have cash and no background, drug, or mental stability test

MikeD_PhD
MikeD_PhD

@unclelukereal1 In Virginia, no limit to the amount of guns you can buy per day, and the big loophole is gun shows. No checks or tests.

MikeD_PhD
MikeD_PhD

@unclelukereal1 they did a study 5/6 years ago. Over half the guns used in violent crime in new york city were bought in Virginia.

Ali Pena
Ali Pena

I liked his music....not his blog.

Courtney KickPush Mitchell
Courtney KickPush Mitchell

If they do all this.....I want to open carry then! The NRA is pushing for open carry in the state of FL and I hope it passes. A lot of the BS will come to an end at that point!

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

I love it when people mention the AWB.  You realize that it simply "banned" certain weapons based on mostly aesthetic features right?  Even then, there were pre- and post- ban models of these weapons available which got around the whole stupid regulations.  Read up on it.

 

Here's a fun fact: Bush didn't do away with the AWB - it EXPIRED on its own as it was only meant to last 10 years.  In fact, Bush said if a new one made it to his desk, he would sign the bill.  Another case of not performing a fact check before writing an article.  I'm not surprised, its a Miami New Times thing.

 

What if a drug or mental evaluation fails to tag someone as not being eligible to purchase a gun?  What measures do you propose then?  Oh, and if you REALLY want this absurd idea implemented, you should petition the ATF since FFLs (the acronym stands for FEDERAL firearms licence - that's short for a gun dealer if you didn't know) are, in fact, regulated by the federal government.

 

One more thing, you said you're a responsible gun owner?  How about that 1994 arrest of yours for threatening your girlfriend with a gun?  Responsible gun owners don't do that shit.

duc_ciroc
duc_ciroc

I always wanted to meet @JTMoneyMIATL. You got a son Jeff from my aunt Angie

Krystal Danielle
Krystal Danielle

They should be tested for a whole lot more than drugs..It's funny to me that for some job applications, like MACYS, they make u take a long ass personality test..but any crazy ass can go get a gun...smh

NoReason
NoReason

The loopholes at gun shows is the first thing that needs to be cracked down upon.   The NRA SHOULD be all about responsible gun purchasing, instead, they narrow mindedly just want as many gun owners as possible.   It's an outrage, hopefully politicians get some backbone and stand up to the NRA (and similar groups) who have  A LOT less power than they fool America into believing.

Alex Cue
Alex Cue

Come on everyone, I think we can all agree that new laws always solve the intended problem and they never have unintended consequences.

silowet2006
silowet2006

@unclelukereal1 Good morning Uncle Luke!

Will Iam
Will Iam

Let's first start with those that collect unemployment and food stamps!

Jeannie Necessary
Jeannie Necessary

what good would that do? Drug testing is ineffective. Now, if we started making people take test for guns and renew a license like we do with Drivers License (and get insurance), that is a law I could get behind.

Alex LaPorta
Alex LaPorta

Yeah Sisey I'm sure we will all feel better if crackheads are all armed with AR-15s. Tell us where you live so they can be sent to your neighborhood "defend" your home from "terrorists" and "big government".

Sisey Stonecypher
Sisey Stonecypher

Geeze! Just what we need another useless ineffective law. Lets impose a anal probe law for all future gun purchases! Having an anal probe would make more sense than drug testing! No more laws !!!!

Alex LaPorta
Alex LaPorta

BUT BUT BUT CRIMINALS DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW! WE HAVE TO FLOOD THE STREETS WITH GUNS THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE. Don't make me think too hard about it. It's the American way.

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