posted on Aug, 12 2003 @ 12:20 PM
The culture is the reason for the gun deaths, thats all. We have a culture of agression, its that simple. It shall always be as such. Banning guns
wont make a diff.
John B: The US is not Europe. I fond it amusing the ridiculous image Europeans have of all Americans running around shooting thier neighbors. Thats
hysterical. Yep, we just shoot each other for fun. Happens all the time. I actually met some idiot in the UK who thought that we shoot each other over
parking spots. LMAO!!!!!!!!!1
As Estragen so wisely stated, it was written in the consitituion for citizens to bear arms in part for the overthrow and keep in balance tyranical
govornment. because Europe has always kept the arms out of the hands of the people, thus securing whatever govornment was in place, and thus,
preventing the overthrow of the state by the people. We simply dont believe that only the govornment has the right to bear arms.
I get sick of hearing about Columbine. One school that was hyped up beyond state borders. Guess what! Columbine isnt the only highschool in the US,
there are thousands, and they seem to have no interest shooting each other!
And not ALL Americans own guns. Hell, Im the only one I know who owns them in my family. And that crap about killing with a gun makes it impersonal is
crap. According to federal crime statistics, double the murders are committed with knives than guns. Most gun deaths are accidents anyway. Guns are
poor murder weapons of choice. If you want to kill someone, you want to make sure no one else knows about it. Well, a gun is a # choice, being as
noisy as they are. if youre gonna murder someone and want to get away with it, you use quiet weapons, like knives, rope, ect. More rapes are committed
at knife point than at gun point, but, the media, loving drama and a good story, will report more with guns because guns are more interesting than
I have been mugged twice, both at knife point. I lived in the #tiest parts of California, and by far, I have benn terrorized with knives, blackjacks,
brass knuckles, a=or large gaggles of men than I have with a gun. i have since bought myself a few guns.
Why more than one gun? As has been stated, its more than self defense. Shooting is a sport and hobby. Why do people in UK all own cellphones?
cellphones cause traffic accidents. More people die in car wrecks than guns every year.
More people in the US die from doctor malpractice than they do from gun deaths (60,000 est gun deaths, over 100,000 confirmed doctors killing
patients). I say we ban doctors!
Multiple gun ownership is like anything: a collection. Guns are a hobby. Intricate pieces of machinery, they are. Many different stles, ranged,
weights. Its like asking why men go to multiple porn sites. Why not just stay at one? Variety. Collecting. Each gun is different. I used to have
three. A .38 for delf defense, when away from home, a shotgun for home defense, and a 30_6 for sport shooting.
As a gun owner and a feamle, i would encourage more women to take up arms and defend themselves. The cops aint gonna protect you, and theres too many
sick guys out there that see you as defenseless meat. I know that once I started packing a sidearm, I got left alone alot more. Does something to a
potential attacker when, after following you, or approaching you in a threatening manner, to pull your coat away and show em your piece. Most expect
women to be defenseless and terrified, they see that nasty cold iron in your holster, and they get second thoughts real quick, because most street
attackers of women are banking on thier superior size and strength to subdue us: that all goes out the window: size dont matter when the smaller one
is carrying her .44.