posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 12:56 AM
The fact of the matter is that banning "items" isn't going to fix anything. Ban guns. Hell, lets say we could push a button and EVERY firearm on
the earth would vanish. Great. The knowledge of how to make guns is still out there. The materials are out there. Someone is going to go "...hmmm...
I know how to make guns... and I like money... I'm going to make guns and sell them to people." Who's going to stop him? Cops can't just waltz
into his home and start looking around without cause. He could create tons and tons of guns without anyone ever knowing.
So now, criminals (which they would technically be, since guns are outlawed) are going to own the guns and no-one would know about it. Eventually,
those guns would be used for crime, and the world would go "Gee, I thought EVERY GUN on the earth was gone. If the criminals have guns, I guess good
people should start making guns again too so we can protect ourselves."
At first, only the military and law enforcement would be allowed to have guns. Sooner or later, a citizen would be attacked and go "Hey, where was
the military and/or law enforcement to prevent that criminal from using his gun on me?" ...That guy would then say to himself "gee, the guys with
the guns who are supposed to be protecting me from this sort of thing didn't protect me. I better buy myself a gun so I can protect myself." and
then that citizen would technically be a criminal.
Gun crimes are never going to stop. The issue is not the guns, it's the people. If someone is intent on killing a bunch of people, he might try to
use a gun. If he can't use a gun, he'll find another way. He might build a carbomb or suicide bomb. He might use a knife, or a hammer.
It seems like it's just too hard for some people to understand. Their solution is so elegant and simple.. "totally ban guns." they cry. "It will
make things harder for criminals" they say.
Lets see how that's working out for Australia, who has officially banned guns altogether.
"It has now been over 10 years since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their
own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The statistics for the years following the ban are now in:
1. Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rate
2. The assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban.
3. Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate.
4. From immediately after the ban was instituted in 1997 through 2002, the robbery and armed robbery rate was up 200% over the pre-ban rates.
5. In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 171 percent."
So, why doesn't something like this happen in America? Well. Look how much it costed the tax payers. America doesn't need any more financial
turmoil. Not only that, but those tax payers who LEGALLY purchased their fire arms, as you probably guessed, are going to be wanting $$$ for their
guns. They did, after all, pay for them with their own money that they worked so hard for. If the government all of a sudden just said "No more guns
unless you're a cop or military." I'm sure at least 95% gun owners would be saying "Well, if I have to give you my gun or be punished by law, then
I will... for the cost of the gun." ... This, obviously, would make things even worse for the financial situation of our country.
In 2009 American CITIZENS alone bought more guns than 21 of the worlds standing armies COMBINED. That's only the guns American citizens BOUGHT that
year, that's not including the pre-existing ones. I don't even want to hazard a guess at what it was like this year. If you think the US government
is just going have the US citizens just hand over those guns, you're insane. You're even more crazy if you think the citizens would hand over every
gun WITHOUT being compensated for them.
Stop saying ban guns. Just stop it. It's a great idea and all, but it's not going to happen. Not anytime soon, anyway.