Originally posted by MagicWand67
My main point is that, IMO, the problem is deeper than guns or gun control.
The problem is with society in general.
Those who promote violence and support the war machine.
And if the issue is just about protecting ourselves and not actually finding solutions to the root of these problems.
Then why isn't the same energy put into other problems of society also?
Why do so many people want to save us from the crazy gunman by banning guns.
But then they will go out get behind the wheel of a car and drink themselves stupid?
Booze is a bigger problems than guns in society. More innocent people die at the hands of drunk drivers than by guns.
WHY U NO BAN BOOZE TOO?
Why do ignore and try to fabricate a belief that there are not people not trying to fight these issues - Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs?? Come on - MADD,
never heard of them before - Really??
Why is someone who believes in Gun Control also responsible to take on Drunk Driving? So I guess the Susan G Koman foundation supposed to fight Heart
Disease, Aids, Strokes to be a legitimate cause? Your rational on Hypocrisy makes no sense to me.
You say you support gun ownership and alcohol so can only I assume you support the right to use and abuse anything a person wants, whether it be
substance, materials or persons. Only Hypocrite would supportive of "somethings"....
How many Anti-Gun Nuts are driving around drunk? Your comment comes off like you have some real numbers linking Anti-Gun nuts to Drunk Driving...
Maybe just a case of you personally knowing these people.
The issue at hand that causes what you refer to the as the "knee jerk reaction" is the efficiency the gun gives an individual to kill. I'll have to
admit, I never seen a knee jerk reaction to a story where a person stocked up and took out a roomful of people with liquor bottles. Maybe there is a
bias towards guns?
There was a bunch of other stuff in you opening post too that I find suspect too - COD, Profane Music and a "Support Our Troops" magnets don't kill
people. Anyway, I have a game of Zombies with my buddies coming up shortly, so I don't have the time to address your first post...
The only thing you said I agree with is the destructive power Alcohol on people, but I'm not sure how that fits into this argument.
FYI - I'm not advocating gun control. The arguments you and others make just miss the mark completely....