an armed society is a civil society.
the war on 'terror' is really just a war on the american citizens liberties.
I agree. A society without weapons is just as good as slaves and their owners. I'm not calling anyone a slave. It's a metaphor, so please don't take offense.
The war on terror? Ya, I'm right there with ya on that one. I think there's multiple wars on "terror" right now going on, both on our own ground, and the ground of others. The wars going on in our back yards are so subtle though that few pick up on them, or even care about them. Sure we have the right to bare arms, but who says what arms we can and cannot have? Also, it says nothing about munitions for those arms. Have you not noticed the severely rising cost in ammunition? It's outrageous!
I agree that guns dont kill people its the STUPID people who kill. But dont you think that SEMI auto/auto guns give you a greater chance of killing more people quickly? How can you Regulate on STUPID people? people who want to own a gun go under some psychological test every 2-3 years to make sure are okay? I am not against gun i think its should be bit more regulated somehow thats all.
Would you say it would be okay that we should be able to own RPGs, Smaller anti air craft guns (to bring down RC planes for fun) or even a small missile or nuclear war head for pleasure purpose and hand grenades. its not the weapon that kill people its simple how many people you can kill with certain weapon in certain amount of time.
You can not eliminate stupid people there will always be some people who will take there guns and kill people for whatever reason why should they have access to it? May be they can simply go to a controlled place and use whatever gun they want to use or have there own gun but stored at controlled place/environment instead of home?....
Just cause someone is rich should be allowed to own F22 with all its ammunition for his fun on the weekend? next thing we know he is dropping bomb coz his GF dumped him lol...
I think you're right, maybe they should have thorough psych screenings every few years. I'd be cool with that. But reguardless, it's not gonna stop some people. I think the screening process they have now is retarded though, does close to nothing.
RPGs, grenades? Really? Come on. There's a difference between small arms, and other weapons. You can do a hell of a lot more damage with one grenade then you could an entire clip from a 5.56 caliber AR-15. There's no need for larger weapons such as RPGs and grenades or rocket launchers. And Personal nukes? Really, you went there?(i'm seriously thinking starship troopers right now) There's no need for all that stuff, is the point. Small arms can both be personal protection, as well as recreational. The other stuff just gets into pure destruction and chaos. What i mean is, the area effected is much larger and the damage is much more sufficient. You fire a single RPG at someone's car, it's going up in a ball of flames, or at their house, it's gonna be halfway destroyed. You misfire a pistol or shotgun, far less damage would be done. There is an obvious difference. Bigger weapons are too dangerous for the average person to own(for their own safety), not to mention, they have no practical use. Well, besides the occasional go out in a field and blow up a barn or old car. Shooting a clip or 2 from a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, can be done much more easily. Let us not forget to mention what the police have. They don't usually have equipment to combat someone with an RPG, an extremely high powered rifle, or personal nuke. They'd be screwed like there aint no tomorrow. So keeping it to light arms, helps the police do their job better. ...sorta. You said it's not the weapon, it's how many people they can kill within a certain amount of time? Most light arms(which is all that's allowed) are pretty similar in that regard, once you get past light arms though, you multiply the numbers like crazy. What a morbid way to think about it. :-/
It's true, stupid people that are gonna kill others shouldn't have access to firearms, and a lot of those stupid people are denied access to them by the laws in place. However, they go elsewhere to where the laws are ignored, and get their weapons that way. Sadly, it's actually easier than one might think to purchase a weapon illegally. It's just like drugs, the govt. tries to get a hold on it, but they just can't keep up, and that sucks. And having to keep your firearm stored somewhere besides the home? What happens when a burglar breaks into your home, and because you woke up, threatens to kill you and your family? I would like to think I could pull my 12 gauge out from under my mattress and pump 4 into the a$$holes chest, instead of taking one to my head as my family watches because I couldn't keep my shotgun in my own home. But I do understand your point of view as well. You take the weapon away, it can't be used for good, nor evil.
Regulations only affect the good citizens of the society not the criminals.
It's true. Putting more and more laws on people is only stopping the good citizens and and maybe a few criminals from obtaining firearms. Bad people will still get what they want, some how, some way.
I forgot who said something about the places that have less strict gun laws, and allow open carrying of weapons to have far less crime. Hell, this isn't the first time I've heard of this, and I believe it. If you had everyone in a 711 carrying either a pistol or a rifle on their back, a robber would see that and probably think twice about pointing a firearm at the clerks face. Meanwhile, the place that he knows NO ONE is allowed to have a weapon on them, he knows he's good, and can walk all over that store taking everything everyone in there has. I say open carrying laws everywhere in the US.
Lets not forget to mention, there's less deaths caused from firearms per year than there are deaths from automobiles! A firearm is nothing more than a tool. Just as a pencil cannot write words without a hand using it, and a mind willing it. Or our bikes, won't fire up and drive around a track without you. Well, a pistol isn't going to shoot someone on it's own.
I love firearms, I was raised around em, and I think they are necessary to own, and good plain fun to shoot. Never point a firearm at something you do not intend to destroy.