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Actually, I don't blame all gun owners - I'm using your argument against you.
Having said that, I think there should be stricter gun laws over there.
. It doesn't necessarily mean taking guns off people. Better regulation, better systems and checks and balances could, I'm sure be introduced, tied in with better mental health care and better education as to the dangers of firearms (but hey, you guys detest "Obamacare" and "socialised health medicine", so good luck with that)
In this case, the parents of the kid who got hold of the the gun should be charged with manslaughter, and BOTH do time for it. Th
originally posted by: neo96
That Nef is as fascist as it gets.
My civil liberties are of no consequence to you.
originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: Squirlli
I was just thinking a while ago about my childhood and the availability of firearms to me.
I remember one time when I was quite young, my father showed me one of his pistols. He let me hold it, told me a few things about it. Showed me where he kept it. Then in no uncertain terms told me point-blank that if I ever touched it, he would beat the living tar out of me. And I had absolutely no reason to believe otherwise.
Several years later I had to go into that drawer to get something. His words held such meaning, even several years later, that I used a stick to move the gun out of the way to get the item I was searching for.
Modern day parenting techniques that use time out, losing their XBox, no allowance, etc. does not carry the same weight. My parents were old school. Mom was first, then Dad, then Granddad, and maybe even the next door neighbor! And, as if the pain wasn't enough, when the other kids in the neighborhood found out you got a whipping, you had to deal with that embarrassment too.
American society has changed a lot since I was a kid. There are a lot more distractions. Kids are getting all kinds of mixed messages. But I believe the promise of a good class A ass whooping still has some impact.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
originally posted by: TownCryer
Too bad the little girl didn't have a weapon of her own, to defend herself. The only way to stop a bad child with a gun is a good child with a gun, right? That's what my friendly neighborhood gun dealer and the NRA tell me. They wouldn't lie to me.
a reply to: Cabin
Exactly right...when I have was growing up,spanking and correcting kids wasn't frowned upon.I'm not talking abuse,I'm talking discipline.
originally posted by: WP4YT
a reply to: WP4YT
Kids do as they please without fear of discipline.
It's because we had a generation afraid to discipline their children our of fear that government kIdnappers (CPS) would come and take their children away.
And now here we are, at the next generation of parents, who don't discipline their children not out of fear, but because their partners didn't discipline them.
And now we have a whole generation of criminals that do as they please.
Guns aren't the problem. They are just a tool for the sad individual that uses it.
"The only thing to stop a bad kid with a gun is a good kid with a gun"