So... the Senate democrats wants to take another stab at our 2nd amendment right of gun ownership? (Source: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/ ... lt-weapons
) Well, hear me out. This will only take a moment. If you feel guns should be banned, have you ever looked at the deaths associated with motor vehicles? I'll use the same logic you are using about taking away guns.
It is estimated that there are 310 MILLION guns in America as of 2009 (Source: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32842.pdf
) It is estimated there are 254 MILLION motor vehicles (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_ ... f_vehicles
). Yet, in 90% of the states, vehicle deaths outnumber, and in many cases FAR outnumber, gun deaths (Source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/ ... least.html
Many left wing publications are touting more gun control, and even my source above touts "more deaths by guns than vehicles by 2015." And this is an argument for more gun control. Actually, I think if you are going after guns, you should first cut down on super charged motor vehicles and ban cars altogether. That would decrease considerably the amount of deaths in our country and keep our kids safer. Right? I mean, it's the same logic and would actually save MORE people. Ooops. Don't want your car taken away?
There are just as many, if not more (Source: My opinion) crazy people that get behind the wheel after drinking excessively, road raging about a bad day, furious and speeding off after a fight with their spouse, etc. They kill (see the attached chart) at rates HIGHER than guns (MORE guns than vehicles... LESS deaths by guns - it isn't rocket science to see which is statistically safer).
Some people like their super charged automobiles. They like to go VROOOM while others (like me) like to go BOOM. So what's the difference if its legal? If we do it safely, regardless of our toy of choice, what does it really matter to you? You think your kids aren't or can't be killed by drunk drivers? You think kids aren't killed by speeding teenagers in daddy's Porsche? Trust me... they are. And I knew that situation all too well in High School.
So the next time you support someone like Senator Feinstein on gun control - look at the facts.
"Don't bother me with the facts... my mind is made up."