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originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
a reply to: wildb
Not to derail the thread but aren't all 'rights' enacted and enforced by the government? They could take those rights away from anyone at anytime and for some demographics in U.S history they already have(e.g segregation of the Japanese into internment camps during WW2) And legally they've recently started to erode those "rights" away with the P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act. In essence they are privileges if they can be taken away by the same people who gave them to you.
originally posted by: okrian
Well, yet another thread just started for gun totin' real Am'ricans to flex their keyboard machismo?
Here, let me just get through all these for you...
From my cold dead hands!
You don't live in this country so you have no right to talk!
My gun never jumped up and shot someone!
Well then we should ban cars!
Our government could be coming for us!
Japan didn't invade because of our guns!
It's a tool!
I've never shot anyone!
The Constitution!... that doesn't even say what we wish it did.
They could take those rights away from anyone at anytime and for some demographics in U.S history they already have(e.g segregation of the Japanese into internment camps during WW2)
originally posted by: olaru12
There is no gun ban or even an attempt at one as long as the manufactures are in business and cranking out 5.5 million guns a year in the US and importing another 2.84 million....thats 8.3 million guns a year. That's big business amigo....
Soon everyone will own a gun including some real bad people.
Capitalism...at it's finest.
It seems fairly evident to me that most firearm legislation is only observed by the law-abiding citizens.
originally posted by: okrian
a reply to: solongandgoodnight
Come on man, be honest. This stuff comes out in every single one of these threads. I'm not trying to paint unjustly. We've all seen these threads hundreds of times.
But you're right, I did forget a few...
It's my god given right!
The guns are out there already!
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun!
Criminals don't obey the law anyway!
You know that I'm not wrong here.
Kinda my point, what you say is true in part, buy why make it easier for them, not all rights come from the gov..
originally posted by: solongandgoodnight
I've pretty much stayed away from the whole gun control issue because there is so much controversy over the issue. However, I feel the need to state the obvious.
Some people say stricter gun laws will mean less shootings. Some say the answer is simply banning guns altogether. Well that's just a brilliant idea, isn't it? Come to think of it, anytime we've made stricter laws on things they've always gotten better.
originally posted by: dawnstar
although I can see how an effective gun ban (good luck on that one) could result in less shootings, well, would it really reduce the number of people killed? I kind of doubt it...
wonder how many wars were fought throughout history before guns became popular? did they still murder each other, only with different weapons? maybe we should ban all the rocks in the world while we are at it? take away the guns and well, maybe we will end up having people going into places with swords, or knives, or maybe their will graduate to bombs, who knows. but well....it won't end the violence, if will just transform it a little.
Dear, you aren't going to go into a school or a restaurant and murder 30 people with a knife!
Yes, there will still be the insane who harm others, but we take the tools for accomplishing that in quantity out of their hands! *__-