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I'm sorry that you didn't realize that everything I wrote was analogous to your entire post;
Points that contradict me are never relevant either. I like how you attempted to attack what I said by using derogatory keywords like "little rant" and you go on to say:
originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
The united States is number 1 in gun ownership in the world and number 28th in gun related murders. If you take out gun murders from Detroit, New Orleans, Washington DC, and Chicago. We fall to the bottom 5 in gun murders. Out of 216 countries in the world.
Sure their are idiots who own guns and probably shouldnt. But even more idiots who drive cars of use power tools or even reproduce more than they should. I dont see you arguing to take those rights away from people.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: boncho
Idiots exist everywhere but should we restict everyone's freedoms & rights because of them? May as take away cars & do away with licenses because they are plenty of idiots on the road.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: boncho Plenty of places with more rights and freedoms that have no guns???
1. name the "plenty of places"
2. Name those rights and freedom they have that the U.S. doesn't.
3. Now name those with more rights and freedoms AND have "no guns".
"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, (A)nd if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power."
"If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security."
Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
"It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country."
Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America