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Originally posted by sos37
The problem is hate and the desire to kill. Take away guns and people will stilll kill with knives and swords. Take those away and people will kill with clubs. Then rocks. etc...
Originally posted by Thebudweiserstuntman
A number of years ago, I got robbed THREE times, by some thugs that lived down the road. Reported it to the cops after the first two robberies and they did nothing. After the third time, I bought a gun, set up a target in the field next to my house and every afternoon at the time they drove up the road on their way home, I was out blowin' holes in that target. I never got robbed again.
Wouldn't an alarm or better door have been a simpler answer? How do you know it was the guys down the road?
You probably weren't robbed again because there was nothing left to take!
Originally posted by MCoG1980
reply to post by TKainZero
Save us from what? We dont hate America, Do hate guns and Violence. Cant understand why you cant unserstand that others are just as entiltled to their beliefs - I couldn't base my beliefs around a doctrine that has been amended so many times when it wasn't first hand anyway?
Originally posted by cognoscente
One thing I don't understand about gun policies in the United States is that under some circumstances people can "carry a concealed weapon" in public places. That is just not civilized. No matter what way you look at it. Carrying a weapon in a public space is wrong. If you're in constant of fear of being attacked in public then there is something wrong with the civility of the entire nation. Anyway, even if you were attacked in public it would be illegal to pull your gun on someone, so whats the point?
[edit on 11-10-2008 by cognoscente]
Originally posted by amazed
reply to post by Merriman Weir
Ok, maybe some people do not understand, in America we have the right to gun ownership, I plan to work towards keeping it that way, like it or not, that is the way it is.
Guns can be used for things other than just for protecting oneself from other humans. They can be used to hunt for food, they can be used to protect oneself from "wild creatures" depending upon where you live. They can be used for target practice.
Another point, in America in some places you can get a permit call "concealed carry", that means that yes, some Americans have guns in their purses or in hidden holsters on their body.
Don't like that fact that in America we as citizens are allowed to own guns? Don't move here.
Originally posted by cognoscente
One thing I don't understand about gun policies in the United States is that under some circumstances people can "carry a concealed weapon" in public places. That is just not civilized. No matter what way you look at it. Carrying a weapon in a public space is wrong.
If you're in constant of fear of being attacked in public then there is something wrong with the civility of the entire nation.
Anyway, even if you were attacked in public it would be illegal to pull your gun on someone, so whats the point?
If you absolutely need a constant sense of security, then there is definitely something wrong with the place you live in, and all the people that live there, including you.
You have to ask yourself whats wrong with the American psyche if one is in constant fear of being killed or attacked in public?
I agree that people should be allowed to own guns, but that they may only remain on the property of the owner;
Carrying a gun in the glove compartment of your car is ridiculous as well. What are you honestly going to do if you're getting robbed? Whip out your gun and shoot your robber?
As a society we have to work towards a point where we no longer nurture sociopaths who look toward guns as being a solution to their problems.
Abolishing the right to own guns won't fix this. It will only propagate a black market that is highly effective at distributing guns to criminals. However, abolishing the right to carry guns, in whatever form, in public places, is an essential step to providing civility and security for all the public.
The murder rate in Israel is one of the world's lowest, according to a new study conducted by the University of Haifa, which refutes the claim that Israeli society is becoming more violent.
In fact, the study shows, the rate of murder in Israel is actually declining.
The murder rate per 100,000 residents has remained almost unchanged over the last 28 years and has even gone down over the past few years, the new research by the Center for the Study of Crime, Law & Society at the university reveals.
Despite a ban on handguns introduced in 1997 after 16 children and their teacher were shot dead in the Dunblane massacre the previous year, their use in crimes has almost doubled to reach 4,671 in 2005-06. Official figures show that although Britain has some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the world, firearm use in crime has risen steadily.