reply to post by KarlG
Because if you ban guns, psychotics, the most common mass murderers with guns, seek bigger things that go boom, thus causing more deaths. No guns? Use
that perfectly good fertilizer at the nearest store. No guns? Use those perfectly idle pressurized oxygen tanks at the nearest hospital... grandma
could really use some help to kick those death sticks, yea...
I can think of more than enough ways to mass murder people if I didn't have a gun. Allow me to tell you how I, the common American, could make
something that kills a lot of people. Read them, please. Then ask yourself if your rather that, or a simple bullet.
Mod note: please don;t ban me for this, but merely delete the section bellow if it breaks any Tos rules I may not know about. I need to write this to
prove my point.
You could make little balls of soldered lead rope (couple bucks to buy), and pack them into a canister. Drop them off is a barrel of oil, light in on
fire, and you have your own big grenade.
You could buy a paintball gun (no legislation, and cheap to buy on any online store) and load it with marbles or metal balls instead of paintball.
You could get your computer, fill the tower with oil, and set it to overclock when it turns on. boom.
You could do countless other lethal things.
The point I'm trying to make here is that if your psychotic and want to kill people, you WILL find a way, because you WANT to kill someone. banning
guns will only naturally select the worst of the crim della crap of murderers. You, by banning or monitoring guns, naturally select only the most
determined and horrid people
SO the question is, would you rather get pellets of metal in you from an explosive oxygen tank in a canister of little soldered lead balls at your
nearest hospital, or would you rather a single bullet that you have a better chance of surviving from?
You can't stop crazy... for now. But you can stop from having higher causalities. And bullets kill less from high explosives and shrapnel. You think
as if an assault rifle is the highest on the pillar of killing machines. You are wrong. It is merely on a higher pillar than knives and rope. The
pillars, however, keep going. They keep going higher and higher, with more lethality to each height. So you can monitor all you want, but it will only
make psychotic people seek worse ways to do their evil deeds. You need to curve this herd if insanity to the least lethal farm. Hopefully one day, the
herd can be disposed of entirely, but that day is not yet here.
[edit on 13-4-2009 by Gorman91]