reply to post by brandiwine14
1. When the Constitution was written the Term Militia meant "Every able bodied person" so you got nothing there.
Yes I agree, but that was 200+ years ago, times have changed. How many of you gun owners are part of a militia necessary for the defence of your
country? sorry but it just doesnt apply to today
You say you are entitled to your opinion and I agree but I wonder if you have any real understanding of what the Constitution is and why it was
formed. It was set up to protect the people and the government from the government, so that the government can't abuse it's power against the people.
When the government starts changing the Constitution it allows them power to destroy the protection that the Constitution granted up from the
I understand it and its purpose, so are you saying your guns will help you defeat the government should it come to that? would you not agree that 10%
of the American population engaged in a grassroots civil disobedience campaign would fare better than 10% going up against tanks and drones?
WTF seriously, have you read the news currently there are more mass murders in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Congo, North Korea. I mean seriously
I could go on and on but you get the idea.
Im aware of whats happening in Mexico but not those other places? what recent massacres have there been? were they perpetrated by school children who
got the guns from their parents who had them legally?
Tradition is defined as the passing down of elements of culture from generation to generation, wtf is wrong with having traditions? Besides not only
is hunting a fun sport but it helps to keep the animals in check and curbs them from being so many that they come into our yards (in that case the gun
is a definite necessity)
Well it depends on the tradition, do you agree with female circumcision? thats a tradition.
Did you read the points or just the headlines from each one?
Guns kill less people than bombs and Timothy Mcveigh found out how to make them easily enough. So even if the government could take EVERY single gun
out of circulation murderers will still find a way to kill and I hate to say it but 20 is less than 340 and that's what a bomb could do or worse.
How many bomb deaths were there in the USA last year? if its more than the 10,000 odd gun deaths you have a point otherwise your doing what half your
gun advocate friends have accused me of doing, speculating.
When guns were banned in DC gun deaths went down but no other form of homicide went up.
This refutes your arguments that people will always find another way
Alcohol kills on average 70,000-90,000 a year. Guns kill on average 13,000-17,000.
*sigh* you didnt read what I wrote at all did you.
Alcohol when it causes death is being abused, guns when they cause death are doing what they were made for.
Ever heard of a kid go into a school and make 30 fellow students drink themselves to death?
I never saw a trigger pull itself.
Yep, great argument that is
Have you ever been raped? Robbed? talk to me after and tell me you wouldnt want to feel safe
And there it is, Ive been accused of being fearful coz I dont like guns, its actually gun owners who live in fear.
Even if I had a gun,if someone tried to rob me with a gun or knife to my throat I wouldnt risk my life over a few bucks
Yes those crazy people do have access, they murder and rob others to get the guns. How dare someone allow themselves to murdered. What we need is more
apathy, and yes they need help that they cant get, or are afraid to ask for because of the stigma that goes with it.
So the crazies usually get the guns from good law abiding citizens your saying? I totally agree with you, another reason guns should be banned,
criminals can get them too easily
16,000 knife wielding psychos last time I statistically checked.
Better than 100 million gun weilding ones
But again look at the statistics
yes, no significant difference either way and most people owned guns before the law anyway, the law changed nothing!!!!
No I use it for protection too because i'm a women and not as strong as man and if an attacker comes into my home to hurt me or my loved ones I cant
use physical force but I sure could put a bullet in between their eyes. Let me add though that I have never shot another human being I cherish life
all human life but I will protect my family at all costs.
Once again the fear shows, the rest of the world worries about their families safety but gets along just fine without guns
Ok you didnt read my points just the headings
wasted enough time on this
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