Yes, guns DO cause more damage then knives. Don't kid yourself by saying otherwise. Unarmed, would you rather fight a person who has a knife or a gun? Thank you.
Bombs are not as easily to contruct as you make it sound to be. You would need to be very knowledgable in chemical compounds to even know where to begin. Throwing stuff together from Walmart is a very nice try as an argument, but it makes very little sense. If there are so many ways to kill people, why do we see a prevalence in gun deaths?
Once again. Missing the point. My point is how easily guns are accessible as murder weapons....not how many ways a person can die. People don't go into a mall throwing water, rocks, and tree branches to kill a person. I agree with you that we need to look at the individual. But If his mother didn't have those guns, I'd doubt that kid would get very far.
Yes! Guns were created for war! Not hunting or recreation.
Hunting = fun. Recreation = fun. Self denfense = very rarely the case.
Would you put entertainment over safety?
What is an assualt riffle? You tell me, you seem to be an expert.
Disarming the public won't prevent the murderer from murdering? How would you know? In over 236 years of American Independence, we've never tried! Would it hurt to give it a chance?
Have you done any research into anything you said? So gun vs knife. Knife has unlimited ammo, no chance for it to jam (preventing further death aka theater shooting). Next lets compare one bullet shot vs one knife cut. How many seconds do you think it takes to slit someones throat? How many seconds do you think it would have taken that kid to slice 28 kids throats seeing as they have no chance to defend themselves? Next a bullet norm goes in and out and is small so more compact injury. Average knife blade is what inch wide by 3-4 long. So the injury is going to be more spread out b/c more body parts are hit (in a chest strike for instance). Also, how many major arteries are in the body? How small of a cut do you think it takes for someone to bled to death?
Battle: gun vs knife. Are we talking close combat? if so I will take fighting someone with a gun. Why? Look at vids of disarming a man with a gun compared to a knife. I can grab the gun anywway I want to disarm, cant do that with a knife. He has to aim directly at you to shoot you.. but a blade can cut you from many angles.
Next making bombs. I know you have no knowledge of this by your response. So back 15 years ago while I was in middle school they came out with a website called "Anarchy's Cookbook" If you have ever heard of that you wouldn't say bombs are hard to make....we aren't talking about someone making a bomb big enough to take out a city. How many components are in a pipe bomb? Heck, you know what Napalm essentially is? Kerosene and styrofoam that are left to dissolve and mix. He could of easily burned that many ppl alive. But lets say bombs are hard to make....look at the ppl doing this. They may be crazy but they are not idiots. We have kids hacking gov't networks, kids are smarter these days then we were as kids.
You mention the mother but you lost the point. If she was responsible, A)she would not have bought a $1000 gun for her crazy kid that was already showing issues. B) had the guns in a gun safe C)gotten the kid some mental help D) not spent all her time at the bar
Kids can't normally afford $1000 guns. Heck I'm single no kids, good job and still cant afford one. So once again bad parents.
I'm a realist , if i thought it WOULD help I wold be all for it. But a slight knowledge of history and common sense will tell you it won't. Plus for alot of ppl it gets down to the gov't trying to take away our right. think thats funny or I'm crazy? Why did New York make soft drinks bigger than 32oz illegal? I mean really, how many things are we going to let the gov't take away from us or do for us. I'm adult if I want a cookie before dinner its my choice, if I want a 125oz Redbull then its my choice. The gov't is supposed to be here to serve the public but yet no elected official is doing what the ppl that voted for them want...they are doing their own agenda. Gov of Washington is trying to make pot illegal again even though the citizens said they wanted it legal.....see where I'm going? you let them take one thing away and its a downward spiral. I'm sorry but I don't feel that millions of intelligent and educated adults should have to pay for some DA parents that should have never had kids. And we have tried it. Look at new york. Look at the murders they still have and then look at the increase in knife murders too. If people are head strong on doing these things, they are going to do them