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As details continue to emerge in terms of what happened on the night that Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Blake Leeper to the program.
Leeper, also a Paralympic "blade runner" who competed against Pistorius in the 2012 Paralympic Games, described Pistorius as a role model and inspiration noting that, "the times that I spent with him, he went out of his way to help me out."
"He's the reason why I'm here today. He's the reason why he inspired me to want to compete and compete on a high level until it gets to the Paralympic Games."
Later in the evening, actor and comedian Wanda Sykes joined Piers Morgan in studio to give her hilarious take on the most trending news topics of the day.
In response to the revelation by music recording executive Clive Davis that he is bisexual, Sykes poked fun at the time the announcement was made:
"1:00 in the morning, there he is, this is a good time to say you're bisexual because, you know, 1:00 in the morning, everybody's - 1:00 in the morning, everybody is bisexual."
Watch the clip and listen to the interviews as Sykes shares with Morgan her favorite Oscar nominated films of 2013 and Leeper explains Pistorius' competitive nature.
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In the days before 'car control', many many more people died in car accidents.
The police can now track you almost anywhere & so can have a chance to stop wreckless drivers.
The same should be done with guns.
Guns should :
Be locatable – GPS
Be only used by the owner -smartgun eg 'igun' by Mossberg
Have sain, responsible owners – regular mental & physical checks AFTER purchase.
Have reasonable limits to their power & ROF
– eg non armour piercing & 3 rounds/sec & 30/minute
Be none lethal if possible- see smartrounds llc website
Gun violence and Car accidents… Both are disasters caused by “our behaviors” and/or “abuse or misuse of the tool”. And which occurs more? BY FAR, car-related incidents. Cars are much more dangerous than guns, and current regulations are far from good enough. Road safety issue should still have the precedence over gun-control, if we really want to SAVE LIVES...
Obama does not go far enough on gun control!
Criminals don't always buy from legit dealers.
Background checks don't work if there is no background.
The more important checks that should be done are on those who already have guns!
Handguns cause the majority of firearms deaths.
My solution to handguns:
Make non or 'less than' lethal guns more effective vs normal guns.
1. Encourage the use & development of 'Smart guns'.
2. Make non lethal ammo that is designed to stun, like a flashbang.
-The Military is working on this right now.
This ammo should work with guns already in circulation.
3. Compulsory , regular training & mental health checks.
For more powerful weapons, more training & checks.
4. A choice of: paying an extortionate price for a license for powerful weapons,
Or; be part of a part time militia.
In conclusion you must ask these questions:
Is a gun owner still mentally & physically capable of using a gun?
Are they responsible enough to own a powerful weapon, that can be potentially be effectively used against the police?
The most important part of the second amendment is the "well regulated militia" part in my opinion.
I believe that "militia" in this context should mean "anyone with firearms" and that anyone who owns a gun should be as well regulated as a police force or the military.
"From great power comes great responsibility" Voltaire.(not Stan Lee!)
The government should make gun manufacturers put smart gun tech
(eg RFID tech in grip & on owners body) into their new products & offer incentives to gun owners that get their firearms converted.
The smart gun is supposed to:
Reduce the likelihood of unintentional injuries to children
Preventing teenage suicides and homicides.
Limit the violent acts committed by criminals using stolen guns.
Protect law enforcement officers from criminals grabbing their firearms during a struggle.
If chip failure occurs the safety system should be bypassed by default, and the gun will be allowed to fire. The gun will broadcast the error & location to local law enforcement & the manufacturer.
Also, one of two things should happen:
For civilian use, local law enforcement can choose to disable the gun.
For law enforcement use, the gun can not be disabled remotely
If Oscar's explanation is true, then he used his gun completely irresponsibly.
He should still get up to 8 years for manslaughter.
An example has to be set; act with more caution when you believe there is an intruder in your house.
Alternatively, get a non lethal weapon.
This pretty lady is Aimee and she is Oscar Pistorius' baby sister http://fabwags.com/aimee-pistorius-is-blade-runner-oscar-pistorius-sister/
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