Originally posted by Dredge
Here is the issue:
For every legally licensed gun in the U.S. there are probably 5 unlicensed guns. Almost everyone I know owns one or more guns. Many people also know how to get unlicensed weapons if needed. There are also several people I know who can actually MAKE guns and bullets in their homes if required. The only way that guns will be taken away from U.S. citizens is by doing what Germany did in WW2 and convince people to turn in their neighbors. However, even that will not really work because those willing to turn in their neighbors wouldn't have guns so it would be a bad choice on their part.
I believe there should be processes in place to own guns, but reactionary policies based on tragedies only lead to bigger problems. No, teachers should not have guns in schools. Yes, citizens absolutely should be able to own guns. No, the NRA is not responsible for any gun related crimes. When applying common sense to the situation, a logical, reasonable solution can be found. The problem is people allow their emotions to trump logic in situations like this one. The only thing people should worry about right now is those directly affected by this tragedy. Politics can wait.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I will copy the sentiment that I put on my facebook:
If THAT is your first and only concern, is the political implications of this, then maybe you don't deserve to keep your guns.
I didn't know the definition of a gun nut till today.
Originally posted by openyourmind1262
As far as that little document we call The Constitution. I carry a pocket copy for anybody that needs a good read. As a side note: I would bet that within a week All gun sales in the Conn area will increase over ten fold. Just as in Aurora.
Hell I may go buy me a new one tomorrow. Wife allways asks me " How many guns do we need? " I allways answer " just one more"edit on 17-12-2012 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by violet
I'm confused, don't know much about gun ownership. Excuse my ignorance.
I thought they couldn't come along and take any guns you already have acquired legally.
Thought they could be looking to make it harder to get one.
Would you lose your right to bear arms? I suppose that might mean they can make you turn them in?
It doesn't make any sense to remove guns because one nut job goes out and does something wrong. Take away guns, someone is going to find a way to kill. You could walk around the corner and meet up with an IUD or having someone rip your face off with their teeth. Taking guns away is treating the symptom, not the problem.
Why should I lose my gun, because a nut goes to a school and decides to kill people? I shouldn't.
And when the United States government starts getting serious and laying down THEIR arms, and stops selling them off to other countries where other people get killed..... when Obama stops ordering drone strikes that kills entire families, including innocent children all at once....MAYBE just maybe I'll back you on a national AWB.
Hey leaders, you know, you, who runs around with armed security .... tell your guards to lay down their arms too, if we're going with a ban on guns. YOU lead the way. Right? Why should just the average citizen have to hand their arms over?
Responsible, sane, gun owner and parent
Originally posted by Avgudar
I'm not an american either, but I cannot fathom how you Scots can call the Americans your "cousins". They are not. They dissidents and traitors of England. Furthermore, I think you Scots should separate from England. Why do you embrace them as your overlords?
Originally posted by captiva
As we travel this road of lost freedoms and hidden government agendas, there is a thorn in the flesh of those who want to see us live in total servitude. They are using all their propaganda tools to create a "Problem. reaction, solution" scenario to have this thorn removed so they can continue their masterplan.
This thorn is the 2nd Amendment, our American cousins right to own a weapon. Dont let them change public opinion as you, whether you like it or not, are our last defense. I am Scottish and have noticed the media over here starting a campaign to sway opinion as to the sanity of your country allowing ownership of guns. The newspapers are full of it as is the local and national news.
Please hold fast...whether everyone is aware or not right now....we the world, need you to fight for your rights to carry arms.