posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 06:24 AM
Originally posted by RealSpoke
"No. Not really," Ice-T responded. "If somebody wants to kill people, they don't need a gun to do it."
"Makes it easier though, doesn't it?" the host pushed back.
"Not really. You can strap explosives on your body. They do that all the time.
So I imagine the British reporter was hoping to get some idiotic sound bite to make the American gun mentality to appear as a bad thing.
It looks to me like the reporter got his "idiotic sound bite".
Unless of course you don't think there's a huge difference in mentality between shooting someone and suicidally strapping explosives to yourself to
The "American gun mentality" is a bad thing. If you want to justify civillian gun ownership using an interpretation of what the Bill of Rights
actually said, that's fair enough. But one hand gun and one or two clips of ammunition should serve your needs in that respect. There is no need for
any civillian to be owning arsenals of military grade weapons and have cupboards full of bullets.
One could argue the needs of gun club members or competitive shooters steps outside of that remit. Fine. Limit the amount of weapons a club member is
allowed to own, with no automatic weapons allowed. Keep those weapons secured under lock and key when not in use, and keep all ammunition (a limited
supply) under secure storage at the club premises.
That way you can own your hand gun and have access to it any time you want it on your own property, and you can own your higher power weapons and have
the ability to discharge to them any time you choose in the safe environment of a gun club.
Make any other possession illegal, with a mandatory prison term of 5 years.
Then sit back and watch for a few years as gun crime in America gradually declines, whilst at the same American society still has access to firearms.
edit on 27-7-2012 by Motorhead because: (no reason given)