Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Gun control is not the answer. Gun control turns anybody who owns a firearm of any sort into a criminal. That is collective punishment, and America is supposed to be about individual rights.
Now, I have no problems with increasing jail time to a minimum of ten years without parole for committing a crime with a firearm, if convicted.
But no, I am not in favor of firearm control of any sort.
It is a right, not a privilege.
Originally posted by muse7
...but do you really need an assault rifle and multiple shotguns with thousands of rounds?
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by luciddream
You would fit in in most major cities in the states. You are a city slicker. Don't wander into the country in Canada though, you might crap your pants. Us countryboys in Canada got lots of guns too FYI.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Golf66
So and then the rats and mice will be out of control - trading one problem for another is nonsense.
Hold on. No one said anything about mice. If there's a mouse problem, there's another solution for that. Jail time, or hell. What works for one problem, will not work for another. And if solving one problem creates another, IMPROVISE. That's what we're good at, right?
Stop making excuses and start making solution. People are getting shot, people are dying because of guns. Because even if good people don't want to use guns, bad guys will. What do you do in that situation, hmm? Some people hate guns, so they refuse to carry them. Then they meet some guy who has a gun, and what's more, he has no problem shooting an innocent old lady in the face for her money. What's she supposed to do?
If guns were outlawed, that man would never have had a gun. And even if he did, that old lady would have a taser, because it would be advised. Replace all mace with tasers. Let's see a man fire a gun when he has 2,000 volts pouring through his groin.
We don't need guns. We have electricity. I've never seen a man pick a fight with lightning and walk away the same.edit on 20-7-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
A man has stormed into a police station in the Chinese city of Shanghai and stabbed at least five officers to death, officials said.
A drunken man on a tractor has killed 11 people and injured many in a rampage in northern China, the local government has revealed.
A man went on a knife rampage through Tokyo's popular electronics district on Sunday killing as many as five people.
Fourteen people have also been injured and five of the victims suffered cardiac arrest, according to reports.
BEIJING — A former medical worker stabbed to death eight young children and wounded five others Tuesday in a bloody rampage outside an elementary school in eastern China, authorities said.
Originally posted by KarmaComa
reply to post by jude11
Being European, I am in favour of gun controls.
But this is a very long & passionate debate.
I just want to ask something, why is this kind of thing so common in the US, and almost never in Europe?
I have a US friend with whom I was discussing about the killing of Merah in Toulouse, France (this guy killed 9 people - 4 soldiers and some kids).
This Merah thing was huge in France, and my US friend asked me why is everyone so upset about it? In US it is a very common thing, he killed "only" 9 people...
So, even before jumping to the "control guns" conclusion, I would really like to understand why these things happen so often in the US (Columbine, Virgina tech, etc.) compared to Europe, eventhough US & Europe have similar societies/cultures.