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government only has the power to regulate and punish
originally posted by: Moresby
People are paranoid about guns for the same reason they're paranoid about a lot of this. They don't know anything about them.
Most people who are paranoid about guns have never even held a gun. Let alone fired one.
If they had they'd realize that guns are just a tool. And that more gun education would be much more valuable than more gun control.
If all Americans were required to learn basic gun safety, I bet it would have a much more dramatic effect on gun violence than more gun control.
originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: itsallintheegg
This is the reason.
GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE 2015 TOLL OF GUN VIOLENCE
Total Number of Incidents 49,501
Number of Deaths 12,532
Number of Injuries 25,302
Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured 656
Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured 2,482
Mass Shooting 315
Officer Involved Incident 4,121
Home Invasion 2,136
Defensive Use 1,167
Accidental Shooting 1,791
not make such a big issue out of it by playing it over and over
originally posted by: Erno86
Guns are inherently dangerous weapons...and I'm rightfully paranoid about people who perform unsafe gun handling at our gun range; so much that you need eyes in the back of your head.