posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 08:43 AM
Yes, if everyone carried a gun, a lot of people would die. BUT, who would it be that actually died? Innocent victims or the people who are trying to
take advantage of others and would have a gun whether they're legal or not?
Which is better
a. only the "criminals" having guns and committing terrible crimes with them
b. all people having guns (who want them) and the ones that would have committed the crimes getting shot while trying to do so and being the only
fatality or one of the few as opposed to many.
Yes, in the beginning of it, there will be many deaths, some will be innocent, most will be those who are the "problem", the violent, the criminally
insane, the people prone to violence, the bullies who have someone stand up to them now that they can. Lives would be lost and it's terrible,
horrible, all life is sacred.
BUT, I would prefer the lives that are lost be the ones who were going to take away many innocent lives if they hadn't been stopped. The good of the
many outweighs the good of the few. The good of the many is not going to be achieved in banning all guns because only those willing to break the law
will have them at that point. The criminals will have them whether it's legal or not legal. I want the non-criminal to be able to stand up and say
"no, not here, not now" and defend themselves and others from the people who would take advantage of their "power" in holding a gun and take
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We just have to be sure we're preventing the right thing. Gun banning would leave the innocent, the
law abiding, the "good" people from having guns. The opposing side would then have all the power. That's not prevention, that's compounding the
I guess I just prefer the Old West to Mad Max. The world is changing, what is it that we want it to become? The Old West helped develop the nation and
the success that we have experienced in our lives, Mad Max would be the beginning of the end. I prefer sticking around a while and moving forward to a
better place, not a worse one.