While maybe you could find a reason for what are you carrying a long blade knife in the street, we all know why you carry the assault rifle and as stated before, guns have only one purpose and one function.
Last edited by ForLoveOfMe; 2012-12-25 at 02:22 PM.
Honestly i think the US have kind of dug their own grave when it comes to this. It's too late to do anything. They're just going to have to "deal with" an absurd amount of gun related crimes compared to other countries and frequent massacres.
Guns are made to injure and to kill, thats their main purpose and of course this includes hunting.
So its much more likely that they are used for what they were made for than for sports.
Last edited by Rami-Gilneas; 2012-12-25 at 08:06 PM.
But hey, look at al the jobs guns create ... (I'm trying to see 1 positive thing about having loads of guns in a country)
The US got a major problem with romantic notions and glorifications of guns and violence in general, coupled with socioeconomic issues.
A ban wont solve anything, regulations will help a tiny bit, but dealing with the root of the problem will do the most good.
Personal accountability, something our society frowns upon. Much like bengahzi, mistakes were made but no one was at fault.
This is probably the most appropriate response to Wayne LaPierre's speech at the NRA:
The problem isn't necessarily guns. If we ban guns, then the psycho who wants to go out with a bang is just going to make an explosive out of materials from his local hardware stores and blow up a few people instead. Are we then going to ban hardware stores or home maintenance material because any idiot can google how to make smaller scales explosives? Mass shootings might draw attention from the media but they're quite rare when you start to consider how many movie theaters or schools or whatever else operate on a daily basis without issues.
The problem is how we diagnose and treat mental illness. When we step up how we identify and deal with the mentally ill, stuff like this won't happen.
What keeps bringing the "gun control" debate back to the political foreground is not all the various gun crimes that happen far too often. What does it is the legal gun owners committing mass shootings, or letting others take their guns and committing mass shootings. The problem here is not hardened criminals buying submachine guns in back alleys. Its citizens legally buying their firearms in gun shops or at gun shows and then killing, or letting others kill, us with them.
The answer isn't letting the legal gun owners convince us to get guards to protect us from the legal gun owners' guns. The answer is to make it harder for the legal gun owners to kill as many of us whenever they decide too. The percentage is minor because its rare. However the cost of each attack is far out of proportion with the frequency. Rare but incredibly costly.
Last edited by SirRobin; 2012-12-26 at 02:50 AM.
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Who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor.
Who had almost stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol.
And who had personally wet himself, at the Battle of Badon Hill.
Are the majority of gun crimes committed with legally owned guns? I was under the assumption that they weren't.
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