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Originally posted by menjo
#1 NO NO NO. When Canada and Australia banned firearms their crime rate sky-rocketed. Reason is that criminal no longer had anything to worry about, they know that they would never be shot at during a breaking and entering. Besides, anyone who wants a gun can get one whether you ban them or not, banning firearms only hurts the decent people who follow the rules, I mean... come on, most firearms that are used for illegal purposes were obtained illegally anyway, so why would a ban stop criminlas.
Originally posted by Lecky
Also, there have been studies that show owning a swimming pool is in fact far more dangerous than owning a gun.
Originally posted by LiquidationOfDiscrepancy
I started this topic knowing similar topics may have been brought up in the past, but I think this is a very serious issue, so I bring this issue up again. The topic to this discussion relies in the significance in your opinions, because I ask you to post your opinions, and feelings towards this subject. Below is the list of questions I ask you to answer.
1. Should all guns be banned to America citizens? If so what kind? Why or why not?
2.Do you think assault weapons should be legal? Why or why not?
3.Do you think crime rate would increase, decrease, or stay at an equilibrium if guns were made illegal? Why or why not? Would you feel safer if all guns were banned? Why or why not?
4. What kind of problems in society do you think would arise if guns were banned?
5. Do you feel safe with, or without a gun? Why or why not?
6.Do you trust in the Federal Government enough for protection without owning a gun? Why or why not?
7. In what situation would you shoot someone?
8.Would you shoot a stranger in your home that you felt threaten by?
9.Should you be allowed to carry a gun wherever you go with a permit? Why or why not?
10.Would you be willing to give up your gun, if all guns were banned? Why or why not?
11.What kind of gun/guns do you own if any?
12.What do you feel like is the appropriate age group to own a gun?
13. Similar to question 9, should you be allowed to carry a gun with you in a bar? Why or why not?
14. Add any other comments you would like to add.
obsidian468: technology as well as gun control laws have made the notion of keeping the government in check by force completely obsolete
obsidian468: in the event of an invasion, the founding fathers wanted the citizenry to be able to defend the nation along with the military
obsidian468: SO, that's part of the reason that it was stated that the government would have to be completely rebuilt 200 years after the signing of the declaration
obsidian468: because the founding fathers were wise enough to realize that the world would be a very different place after that duration