posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 01:11 PM
reply to post by AboveTopSecret.com
The issue with Guns in America far transcends just "gun control" ..
The vast, and I mean absolute vast majority of gun crimes in the US are done in relation to gangs.. usually over drugs..
It's a culture in the US, and restricting guns to people like me, and I assume the vast majority of ATS'ers... isn't going to solve gun crimes..
And besides.. is it really a bad thing drug dealers and gang members are killing themselves? I say let them.. it's usually contained to their
neighborhoods, their people.
The second highest rate of murder in the US is "Crimes of Passion" .. ie.. guy walks in and sees his neighbor and his wife gettin in on in his own
bed, guy is upset and shoots them both.
Take away guns...
The both still die after getting stabbed, bludgeoned, axed, etc.. usually when someone is in a disturbed state of mind to kill, they use whatever
means they have available, because guns are available it's usually a good pick.. but if they were not, suspects would find other means to murder.
They are not going to want to kill, then say "well !@% ..... if only I had a gun" .. never mind the expensive knife set sitting on the kitchen
Then there's the ever present oxymoron .... do criminals obey laws?
Seriously.. do they?
No. Are gangs, drug traffickers and criminals stop their pursuit of weaponry? Only the gullible mind of a Progressive could be fooled into thinking