posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by lambs to lions
How about blaming both?
And how about blaming the people who sold him those guns too? One owner of a shooting range has stated on record that he refused him membership
because he couldn't contact him, and the answerphone message he heard was "disturbing".
So why didn't he report that a potentially mentally unstable person was trying to become a member of his range/club?
There are a lot of things that need to change. For a start, I think there could be compromises on the weapons available to people in the USA. Yes, you
have the right to have a gun, but nowhere does it say that you have the right to own a gun that can kill a hundred people within 60 seconds.
Does anyone really think that this would have been enshrined in the constitution if it had been written in a world where such a thing were
That would be like us writing a constitution now where every person in the country can have access to nuclear weapons if they like, just in case.
It's a ridiculous argument, and if the people who decided back then that you should have the right to own guns were alive today they would be sick to
their stomachs at the kind of firepower people can buy. You know that's true.
For the record, I do believe that people should have the right to own guns. But, people should not have the right to own guns capable of killing on
such a scale, at least not in the general community. I don't care if that goes against what some on here might say. Not so many were screaming about
the constitution when Bush was wiping his ass with it!
Guns kill people, people with guns kill people - the fact that Americans can legally collect weapons capable of killing so many people so quickly IS A
PROBLEM. And no amount of highly selective constitution waving will change the simple fact that without those weapons in the hands of the public none
of this would be possible.
I think a lot of Americans need to grow the f up and learn how to compromise for the good of their communities. You don't need these insane weapons
in the hands of the people, able to be bought over the counter.