You know, criminals love to steal money and expensive things, then use them to fund a criminal empire. So maybe we should ban expendable capital. Force everyone in the country to work for minimum wage. That would keep people from being able to afford any kind of luxury, or even have spare cash in their wallets. Who'd rob a house when all they can get is some TP? Who'd mug a person if all they can get is food stamps? Isn't that a great way to reduce crime?
You don't punish the law-abiding just so that it might, some day, have some tangential negative effect on the criminal element of society.
This law abiding citizen is happy that your opinion is just that - YOUR opinion.This law abiding person doesn't consider taking your guns away to be a punishment.
You do realize that the US has seen a dramatic increase in the number of guns in circulation, as well as an all time low in the number of gun related crimes?Even though there is data from other nations that show lower amount of guns in circulation, both legal and black market, equals less gun related incidents?
Number of guns =/= crime rate.
But go on, keep dismissing that evidence as it's been presented countless times in this thread.
Would you suggest we do the same thing to car manufacturers? How about holding McDonalds 50% responsible for regular customers who die of health issues relating to their poor diet? Is Budweiser 50% to blame for the deaths caused by drunk drivers? Oh wait, shit, if a person gets wasted on Budweiser and then gets in his Ford and kills someone driving home, that would mean that Ford is 50% to blame, Budweiser is 50% to blame, and the drunk driver is just an innocent victim! It's brilliant!
How old are you? 5? 7? You clearly have no grasp on the concept of personal responsibility.
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Well now I don't read that daily news
'Cause it ain't hard to figure
Where people get the blues
They can't dig what they can't use
If they stick to themselves
They'd be much less abused
If you want to talk about cracking down, you can make the impact more significant for people committing crimes with a firearm. Mandatory double sentencing for crimes involving a firearm. No possibility for parole.
At least those would be laws that punish the criminal gun owners and not the law-abiding gun owners.
But then owning a gun wouldn't be so scary that most people are too afraid to exercise their rights to do so.At least those would be laws that punish the criminal gun owners and not the law-abiding gun owners.
And there's no evidence that harsher sentences reduce crime, as far as I know.
So am I being ridiculous? I don't think so.