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Originally posted by ChocoTaco369
Originally posted by Boniouk06
giving everyone a gun? thats a bit silly. there is still some crime which is just holding up a shopkeeper u know... that wud instantly turn into a murder coz of the criminal knowing that the shopkeeper had a gun (he wudnt mess about, he wud just fire straight away), i dont think thats it at all.
Throughout history there have been bad people. so i dont think you can stop bad people from existing and wanting to cause trouble. SO identigy them, and lock them away.
Absolutely. Give everyone a gun. Everyone is born with two fists, and you can easily kill someone with your bare hands. Your hands are a potentially deadly weapon, just like a gun. If you won't kill someone with your fists, you won't kill someone with your gun, either. The key is gun education. If everyone is exposed to a gun at a very early age and taught proper usage and safety, there wouldn't be any gun fear and gun accidents would be minimized. It's not silly at all. The key is education.
As for the "instantly turning into a murder" reference, the criminal in almost all cases WOULDN'T rob the shop since he knows the shopkeeper and all the customers in the store were packing. It would be a suicide mission. If the criminal gets killed in the process, I say good. One less scumbag we have to deal with, and no BS money wasted in the legal system, either. Cheap, efficient justice.
You won't stop bad people from causing trouble. That's why I'm all for guns for people. Since bad people will ALWAYS cause trouble, the good people should have to protect themselves. That way, the bad people are the ones being killed, not the good people. Everyone owning a gun HURTS BAD PEOPLE and HELPS GOOD PEOPLE. Some of you guys let your fear override your common sense.
[edit on 7-7-2008 by ChocoTaco369]
Originally posted by jackinthebox
The only thing that longer sentences does is raise taxes. No sense disarming the bomb after it's already gone off. When people are happy, they don't commit crimes.
A society that sees people who transgress punished appropriately is one that feels a sense of security...
...police and courts and govt are unwilling or incapable of protecting the rights of the decent and law abiding...