"There would be less crime if street punks thought we were all carrying guns on us!" It's a point but I think the punks in question would resort to ever more drastic and evil measures. Escalation would only cause greater misery, I think. If things are safer with everybody having weapons then why does the US want nobody else to have nuclear weapons. Surely if Iraq, Syria, Iran etc had nukes we'd all be fucking really safe.
Er. Is she from the Brady Bunch? I'm not up on that shit.
Oh yeah I finally see now how using guns on people is a really good idea. Wow you are so clever. Guns are, like, really nice after all.
I say gun control is stupid, even though I'm a liberal and thus your mortal enemy. I don't like conservatives because they like Bush, the man who destroyed our budget. But, to play devil's advocate, I must say that America has more gun deaths than Mexico, and that's just sad. We've got like 295 times as many gun deaths as Japan.
gagoonies, you need to disable your caps lock.
Lt.Nowis. Do you think gun deaths could be reduced without resorting to gun control? I've held a real gun just once and it filled me with disgust. They are sick. But gun control is not such a popular idea over there. That's why the media is being used to soften you up. Do you think a social or cultural change might help reduce these figures instead of pissing on the constitution?
Every dictatorship restricts freedom of expression, choice of religious belief, and gun ownership. It's no coincidence the first two amendments in the Bill of Rights cover these three issues.
How does The Patriot Act relate to the Bill of Rights?
I'm not sure I understand your question. It certainly relates to the 4th Amendment. I don't remember reading anything in it specifically about gun ownership, but considering the freedoms it restricts, it certainly makes owning a gun sound like a pretty good idea.
I was a soldier. I had tours of duty in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and the first Gulf War. It really beggars belief that any sane person would want to own a gun. As a professional soldier, I have had to take life, and I can tell you this, there is nothing macho about killing a fellow human being. I guess it comes down to a sense of moral courage. I for one would never own a firearm in a civilian capacity, as the repercussions of the gun falling into the hands of a child or a criminal are greatly increased.
I have some sympathy for those people who 'hunt' for food using a rifle. I doubt however if you need a fully automatic machine gun for that. I would guess that the Americans love of the gun is a cultural thing, we have VERY strict controls on who can own and carry a gun in the UK. The choices are fairly simple. Even if you are responsible with a gun, isyour neighbour. Imagine a situation where you get into a dispute with someone. Anger and firearms are not a good mix, in the UK an argument would at worst come to a fist fight, painful for both parties, but no death would ensue. Throw guns into the equation and..... well you see where I am going here.
I would urge anyone who is 'pro-gun' to visit an emergency room or even a morgue, and look at the dead body of a child who was the victim of a gun accident. I think more people would seriously think about gun control after such an experience.
All bans and controls on things are useless. People just get them one way or another anyway.
I don't know... Gun control does mean using both hands. I do know that REPUBLICANS SUCK!! They're nothing but GUN FUCKERS!!!!!
Gun control hasn't solved a single crime/gun related problem. It only allows criminals and government to hold all the cards. The second you cannot own your own gun is the second you have given up a large chunk of your personal freedom. I approve of laws pertaining to felons and mentally unstable people from owning firearms, but blanket rules that ban certain types of rifles etc. are ineffective and dangerous. If you view the crime statistics involving violent crime and gun violence, you will see that gun control hasn't done one damn bit of good.