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Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
So here I am sitting watching the news, I see a young boy talking about how he “saw and heard” the bullets of a gun man. The headline below this innocent child’s face reads “27 people killed in Connecticut shooting, 18 children”.
I am not to beat about the bush hear but as a British guy looking in on this I am shocked, there have been more of these type of mass shootings this year than I can count. Every month I am seeing some state governor passing on his heartfelt condolences to the families of the dead.
How about this instead America rather than having your leaders “apologise” to all the dead families how about you do this? Get out of the Wild West and the 18th century and BAN THE GUN!!! You are not cowboys anymore, you are not John Rambo the British are not about to invade you.
For the “guns don’t kill people, people do”, stop hiding behind an old cliché, if you lot bothered with proper gun control I would not be watching this disturbing story.
To be clear, I am not saying ban all guns or ban the gun overnight, what I am saying is that you lot need to grow up and some proper gun regulation. You need gun reform, it’s very simple, none of you gun enthusiasts needs 40 guns with 1200 rounds of ammunition.
Stop hiding behind that ancient bit of paper, your constitution, you all need to grow a set and sort out your gun problem before you have anoter 18 dead kids, who knows next time it could be one of yours, I pray it is not and i pray for the families of those affected
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
So if having 1/3 of your population armed is such a good and safe thing how come the US has by far the highest rate of gun deaths in the world?
Something like 4 times higher than your closeest rival to the claim
Originally posted by MysterX
Ban attacks on the second amendment.
An armed population is a population protected from a tyranical government.
People die and are injured much more in vehicle crashes...why don't you try and ban those and leave the people's protection alone.
Originally posted by Alfie1
Nobody seems in a hurry to address the statistics :-
US annual gun murders 8775
UK do do do 58
Originally posted by Bunk30385
reply to post by Fireman205253
Yes, sorry- as you can see my knowledge of guns is quite low which I admit, but essentially any semi-automatic capable of X amount of rounds per minute.
Originally posted by hesse
reply to post by TKDRL
I would like to hear something new from you all. So what CAN be done about people being killed by guns?
What is your idea?
Originally posted by ffman
We don't need to entirely ban the gun, but much more regulations is needed.
- A regular citizen has no need for an an assault rifle. What purpose does owning one serve?
- Private dealers can sell guns at a gun show without doing a background check.
- Guns are easily purchased online - even at walmart.com!
Guns are too easily available to anyone, mental health issues or not.
Originally posted by CB328
a man with a gun committing a crime, shouldnt be in an argument to take away rights of law abiding gun owners.
Yes it should, it's a very good reason to make guns more difficult and expensive to own, which will decrease the supply and make it harder for young people to buy them.