posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 02:16 PM
Originally posted by iamcamouflage
reply to post by AndrewTB
Instead of treating the symptom of gun violence maybe we should find out why people are being violent in the first place. If you were magically able
to remove every gun from the United States, gun violence would go down but knife and baseball bat violence would sky rocket. Its not the weapon its
the people, find out why they are violent and treat that problem.
Violence fits a pretty wide spectrum, but you are correct.
A lot of the gun crimes in the US are a result of making an easy buck. Then we have another major lump that falls into suicide (but also counted).
Exclude those two and you have yet another huge spectrum to look at.
Thing is, the issues so big people are afraid to deal with it. Look at knife crime in the UK! Its becoming almost as bad as firearms here in the
For the most part you are right though.
It falls under the term all liberals hate, "Guns dont kill people, people kill people".
Of course whenever someone quotes that a whole can of worms opens up!
The first step of facism or genocide is to remove all firearms from its citizens. History tends to repeat itself and this has proven itself true more
than one time.
This is the very reason I say I will take action if someone comes to my door demanding my weapons.
[edit on 8/24/2008 by AndrewTB]