posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 01:05 PM
I have to say this is one of the most heated and evenly matched debates there is, both sides have good points to make, I find myself agreeing with
many posts from both sides. I honestly can't really come to any clear solution on this issue, but I'll just say this.
Obviously a full out ban isn't the answer, but more guns definitely isn't either. The real problem as everyone knows is society, the way people act
and feel towards each other. Ideally we want to move towards a more peaceful and civilized world, where crime rates are so low there is no need for
protecting yourself, where there are no armies, and no guns accept for hunting, in which case hunting should only be done where out of control
animal populations threaten the local wildlife and environment.
But we won't get there with more guns, I know that ideal future is probably far off due to the state of the world, it may never come, but I think
it's worth the try, and for me, trying to make that future real for everyone now and for those to come is worth my life, if I die because someone
murders me, whether it be with a gun or whatever then so be it. Getting to that future starts within the minds of the people, I personally have no
interest in owning a gun, I don't know anyone who has a gun here expect one of my friends, he has a bunch and has invited me to the range a few times
and I always declined.
This is kinda getting long so to end I'll just say this, it is an obvious fact, more guns means more deaths, whether it be self defense or not its is
still more loss of life, instead of more guns, violence and paranoia, which only propagates this crooked society, we need to take down the barriers,
think of others outside of our little boxes, help people, help people, work hard, know your neighbors, build your community, help and encourage low
income/at risk people, donate, volunteer.. etc..