reply to post by Spreadthetruth
I definitely agree with you. Whoever said jackbooters will bash down your garage door hunting for weapons? I don't support that, in fact I think that
is crossing the line WAY TOO FAR.
But if you're not a criminal, then there should not be a reason why they would do the bashing. If they DO, THEN that is an infringement of rights.
When territory is crossed, or when they automatically assume you are a villain based on a 30 year-ago history.
But if you had a history of mental illness that was recent, i.e. less than 15 years ago, I would have to do something about your purchase of guns. If
I were to do a test and you exhibit tendencies of violence and a yearning to kill "those ****ed-up elitists who think they're so high and mighty",
then without a doubt you won't get access to any weapons AT ALL. If you're below 20, I would have to keep an eye on you because teenage life is
tough and sometimes we all wish we could just do something about the people who make our lives hell or annoy us too much.
Are these all far-fetched ideas that you absolutely would HAVE to oppose?
You may argue about rights and all, but can u imagine if Cho Seung-Hui or the Columbine boys didn't have access to guns? Or if they had LESS access?
How would Cho have been able to reload and reload and reload? They weren't felons, none of them had a substantial criminal record, so any laws would
apply to them. THEY are the people I want to target. Along with all the other mass-shooters who were law-abiding citizens who came out from the
suburbs and quiet neighborhoods guns a-blazing.
Clearly, then, the ideas I mentioned above are NOT being implemented and purchasers of guns who are below 20, etc., or purchasers of lead slugs in
general, are not monitored as closely.
I do not wish for guns to be banned in general. I have been on the other end of one before. NOT pleasant.
But at the same time, I want there to be balance.
You can't just say "let us have rights" and just refuse to consider alternative approaches that retains our rights but at the same time increasing
I'm just so sick of seeing day-after-day-after-day of massacres. I love USA, and it sickens me to see people taint the beautiful image of our country
by being so... disgusting. Guns DO not solve problems! But not only do they use guns without responsibility, they use them to SHOOT OTHERS. I mean,
committing suicide is one thing, but KILLING OTHER PEOPLE IN MASS NUMBERS?
I know not everyone is like that. The people who are like that are few. But we all have tendencies. We all make decisions we regret. Especially teens.
And once something "breaks", like dragonking said, it cannot be cleaned back up. I just want to find the balance: when we still have our defense,
but at the same time we have MANY less massacres that cannot be "defended" against.
Was that a bit clearer?
[edit on 9-4-2009 by KarlG]