posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 07:04 PM
a reply to: KingIcarus
Within these power differentials, guns are a good leveler.
So is a car. The dude who shot up Santa Barbara was able to continue on shooting until they found his car and stopped him.
But no mention of the car as part of the problem was forthcoming. Driver education, license, registration and insurance are all required to own one
and it still won't stop willful intent.
People use cars all the time as weapons in crime. They bash in store fronts to get the goods, do drive bus and use them to escape from scene of the
crime. They might not do any of these things without one.
I guess the car manufacturers are enjoying their immunity in this regard. Maybe we should sue the car manufacturer… which makes little sense.
But the media continually whips the gun "crime" into a frenzy and thats why the focus on guns.
I agreed with what you said about the focus should be on preventing it from coming to that. Sadly thats impossible. More often than not, the
perpetrator is already raising red flags in the community long before "going overboard".
Double sad the community effort to combat the problem, the real problem, is lacking. In some ways I think this kind of thing is actually promoted with
The more people go off with guns the more cry for more gun confiscation laws.
Like cars used in crimes, guns should't be demonized, Its societies fault for not preventing the long term build up of rage in the first place.