reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
Some of these people who have gone on rampages have been approved for gun licenses, anyone can flip and having a gun handy isnt great when that
People would be less inclined to flip out if they knew that average citizens would shoot back. Its too easy to go into a public place where no
is carrying a weapon and open fire. It really is like shooting fish in a barrel. And the entire concept of being "licensed" to carry a gun
is ridiculous. A license implies that something is a privilege, and a privilege is the opposite of a right. We, in the United States, recognized our
to bear arms, Americans do not need to ask the State permission to carry a weapon. In fact, in most States you can open-carry
BUT, the majority of Americans have the same attitude towards guns that you do. We really have been raised to believe that only criminals carry guns.
There was a man here in Ohio who went into a mall wearing a handgun in a holster on his hip. He was arrested for "inducing a panic" because too many
people called the Cops to report him. I would have found it highly ironic, if, right after the gentlemen was arrested, some psycho decided to run
through shooting up the mall.
Since we're on the topic of Rampages, they seem to happen quite alot yet very rarely outside of the USA??
Which country are you comparing us to? Because the United States has a pretty hefty population, and I am pretty sure that "rampages" are linearly
related to the population of any
Country. In fact, when you take the size of the population of the Unites States into consideration, the amount
of "rampages" that do take place seem trivially small.
I wonder why that is? Maybe and just maybe it has something to do with the fact that guns are everywhere.
So rampages only happen in the US because the US has guns? If we didn't have any the rampages would end? I seriously doubt that.
Not gonna bother with the martial arts comment coz its just stupid.
No, its not. Its the same thing. Training in martial arts is a form of discipline that teaches the practitioner confidence and responsibility. A
person who is trained in martial arts could easily harm or kill a person who is not.
Training with firearms inspires the same confidence in a person, it teaches the same responsibility. The only difference is the fact that no one
complains about the dangers of a population trained in jujitsu.
Americans do not
carry guns, the few law-abiding citizens who do are a small minority. Honestly, the majority of my generation views carrying
guns as a criminal activity, and that's basically what has happened. The "majority" who actually carry now are
I just do not understand the logic of people. Protecting yourself in today's world means you are a maniac. I mean, why would any human being want to
protect themselves when they have a perfectly good government to do it for them? Right? Although, a lot of what it is, stems from the fact that we
have become utterly dependent upon the government to protect us. We have completely lost our sense of individual independence and responsibility. Its
been replaced by nanny-state governments instead.
Likewise I dont care about your opinion