posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:44 PM
Originally posted by kevinunknown
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.
Because we live under the rule of law and the law is to be applied equally (an argument for another time and place). You cannot give farmers the
right to own one but then deny everyone else.
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.
What about a sword? A knife? A billy-club? Trying to logically personify a gun as evil by saying the being using it is evil and therefore the gun
is evil is twisted logic. Hell, some people are trained to use their hands as a lethal weapon, does that make ones hands evil? That argument doesn't
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.
Maybe Joe the plumber's neighborhood has been going down hill for a while. As he is trying to sell his house in the mean time, he feels the need to
have personal protection from the criminals that are obtaining guns to specifically kill people. Joe's use of the gun is for protection of his life
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.
You would be surprised at the mental psychology of a criminal if they knew before hand that the place or person they are about to rob is able to meet
apples with apples. Self preservation is an amazing force of nature. It is also noted that heavy regulation of firearms makes it harder for law
abiding citizens to obtain and own; criminals have no respect for the law and will always obtain them.
On top of that, heavy regulation or banning a firearm will only create a gigantic black market.
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
Again, the law abiding citizen will follow the law. A criminal will not. You have effectively disarmed the victims and empowered the criminals.
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
We can't just rip it up. There has only been one amendment that has ever been repealed.
edit on 14-12-2010 by ownbestenemy because: fixed
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