chiselray wrote:the same old bitter comes up, it's always a case of defensiveness before looking at what can be achieved by getting rid of the damn things..(guns)
I can't believe you are for 61 shooting sprees since the Columbine disaster,because if you weren't for it you would be voting for taking the things away...
But maybe i am being a tad harsh ,after all i am attacking your right to own something you really desire when it is really just an innocent hunk of metal tubing ...The same as your super charged car arguement ,they are just metal too and they do kill yes they do, in the wrong hands as guns do. But we don't use tehm as weapons of terrorism do we ?
We all need cars ,but we don't all need guns, the difference is clear i guess.
This is why those who want to "ban guns" sound ridiculous, and your argument falls apart. You say because I want to own a gun, I am "for 61 shooting sprees since Columbine." WHAT? What kind of an argument is that?
You contradict yourself thereafter about comparing the hunks of metal to cars, and yet, you say something like that?
We don't all "need" cars. Just like we don't all "need" guns. Keep in mind society was just fine before the Model T roamed our streets. However, it is our right, and desire to have a bit more comfort while riding to work. Just like it's our right (as American citizens) to own a gun for protection against our government (2nd amendment), sport shooting, and in some cases, legal hunting (which I do not do).
Lastly, you begin the post referencing what can be achieved by "getting rid of" the guns. Well, if you look at my earlier posts in different threads, about the statistics, and showing the nil effect in Australia and other countries... you'll see society has looked at the effects. *I* HAVE looked at the effects. It won't do anything.
I come from Los Angeles, California. Born and raised. We see "illegal" things all the times in our streets. Not only automatic weapons (illegal and banned) but multiple street drugs (illegal and banned) and so much more. Yet, they still turn up, are used in crimes, etc. My point? Banning them does nothing. It stops good people from owning their hobbies, while bad guys just have to sell a few more drugs to afford the guns from the street. They will be just as easy to obtain.