posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 08:52 AM
I got into this debate recently but it seemed a little bit of topic so I thought I would take a risk and write a thread myself asking the above
question “why do Americans need guns?”
Now to me I can understand why a farmer might own a few shotguns or a hunter might own a few hunting rifles but why does anyone need a semi-automatic,
unless their objective is to kill. To me guns are inherently evil objects that have been designed to kill our fellow man and therefore are evil as is
to use a gun to kill. Further to this there have been a number of high profile shootings in America were a gun man has committed multiple homicide or
gang warfare has resulted in innocents being killed. Now with that in mind how can you possibly say that the right to bear arms is justified? Yes some
people need guns to do their jobs such as game keepers, farmers and law enforcement but why does Joe the plumber really need one.
The argument is always that it’s for self defence, that way if someone pulls a gun on a knife on you, you can protect yourself. It’s a hard one to
argue against, but surly if it were the case that gun’s were outlawed or heavily regulated it would lead to a overall reduction in the number of
firearms owned and therefore the odds of someone pulling a gun on you would be greatly reduced therefore you wouldn’t have to own a fire arm and the
odds would fall further. In any case you can never be sure it’s going to help your odds, if two gun men mug you or break into your house you’re
already on the losing side. Now baring in mind that there are almost enough firearms America for every citizen the robbers are going to know you have
a gun in your house, they are going to be prepared and have the element of surprise on their side.
Now am sorry to spit on your 2nd amendment right, but for me self defence is not a valid argument for defending the 2nd amendment. Also the ability
to carry arms has been severely restricted by the Gun-Free School zones act of 1990 signed by Gorge H W Bush, which is ironic considering that 41% of
republicans own a firearm compared to only 23% of democrats so kudos to Bush. This does mean though that as a law abiding citizen in a town or city
you really can’t carry a gun knowing that you are not breaking a law. As such you would be better just not carrying one, so again if you get
attacked by someone you shouldn’t have a gun to defend yourself in the first place because to be carrying said firearm you would be breaking the
The line that I love is this “we have places to keep people who can’t use their guns properly, they’re called prisons”. Very true, but you
also have places called hospitals and mortuaries filled with the victims of the scum your keeping in prison, and thousands of homes full of grieving
families. Would it not just be better to ban or regulate these guns out right that way no idiots going to prison and cheaper hospital bills and less
Then we get to my favourite, the line that all gun loving conspiracy theorists loves. “ I need my guns to protect myself for when the government
turn on its people and try to through us all in the FEMA camps”. If that is your reason for keeping a gun, then you shouldn’t be allowed to own a
gun based on your sanity. This fantasy that one day the feds are going to come knocking at your door to put you on the FEMA bus, then you, in a
spectacular move pull out your Glock and take them all out then spend the rest of your life like the incarnation of the movie Rambo: First Blood, is
just a fantasy no more. It’s not going to happen and even if it does your guns won’t do you any good, you will either die or be put in the camps
so again I don’t give that fantasy any credibility as a reason to keep a locker full of AR-15’s in bedroom.
So can someone please tell me why you need a gun? In the UK I know no one who owns a gun, and no one I know has ever been disadvantaged because of
this why is it that the worlds “super power” is any different, Gun Laws are out of date, rip up the second amendment and join the 21st century .