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reply to post by Daedalus
Oh there was plenty of violence before guns, no argument there.
I guess it is a matter of commitment to the cause. I have more respect for those folks that are willing to go into a hand to hand battle. Like someone said earlier, when 2 people are in a knife fight, both of them are in a lot more danger! Nobody escapes without injury, so it takes more courage, more sacrifice, and hopefully that means less people will choose to turn to that level of violence.
It definitely would not solve all the worlds issues. There were issues before guns. And there is a clear downside for those folks that cannot physically protect themselves without a force equalizer.
I am thinking back to Feudal times. A trained Knight with a horse, sword, and armor was basically a superhero against a bunch of malnourished farmers. Without the gun, that mismatch could occur again. Maybe I should change my answer. There is no good answer to violence I suppose.
People that like to hunt? Why not make all knifes disappear many people have been killed with them over the years. Besides guns don't do the killing people do.
Crossbow, Spear... how about making the hunt fair again?
Guns do kill people, People kill people too.... guns and people together?? that's a bad mix.
I'm sure you or someone else will find me all the Chinese knife attack stories, and I don't care.
If guns disappeared the world would be a much better place and nothing you say will change my opinion.
So I have been absent some time and I know the issue of gun control is massive. So I am proposing a thread to discuss a completey hypothetical, non-realistic question
I want to repeat this once more because I just know someone is going to bust in here saying "this could never happen!"
The following proposal is 100% and completely HYPOTHETICAL and non-realistic.
I am VERY AWARE that this could never happen...let's hope this cuts down on the BS
Now to the question
Suppose for a moment you had in your possession a button. If you were to press this button, EVERY single firearm in the world would dissapear. Meaning cops wouldn't have them, civilians wouldn't have them and criminals wouldn't have them. Furthermore, pressing this button would disallow the ability to EVER create firearms again.
So in short, this button, if pressed, would eliminate every single firearm in existence and would eliminate the ability to ever make a firearm again
Do you press it?
Why or why not?