Maybe not, but it would certainly make it easier in the future would it not?
I would rather die fighting for my freedom ... even if there was no chance. Would you? Or are you too cowardly to fight your own enslavement? My guess is your answer would depend on how bad the conditions of your enslavement were ... Some things are worth dying for ... I say we keep our guns and make them work for it ...
So then what's your goal? It cant be to safety or to save lives otherwise your attentions would be focused where the greatest difference can be made. Is it just to go after a thing? Intent has nothing to do with body count. Is this "war on guns" really just a "war on design"?
We used to live out in the country. We had someone coming around our home, peeking in on my girlfriend when she was home alone. I called the cops early one morning when this person came around. Twenty minutes later the police arrived and this person was long gone. The sheriff's deputy asked if I had a gun. At the time I did not. He said "Get one!"
You know, I know there is no guarantee that I would successfully defend myself and family against some creepy intruder but does that mean I shouldn't try? At least the gun increases my odds significantly.
Should a person or people who is being assaulted just give up? The lone wacko on a killing spree does a lot of damage to the lives of a lot of people. The wacko that seizes control of a nation does a lot of damage to millions of lives.
other than the fact that you claim to be a "history student", but have learned absolutely nothing from history.
The saying, 'the meek shall inherit the earth' applies directly to you, because you are scared and to be honest thats perfectly ok. My problem is when you take your meekness and try to push it on other people
s for the OP.. More opinion, which I think I have more than explained to you, that doesn't matter in the face of people who are willing to take a stand for something they believe in.
Both are precursors to the US Constitution and, as you so eloquently pointed out, served as a guide for James Madison, et al, to pen our present document. They are magnificent achievements, well thought out by a people who had faced oppression and tyranny and, finally, said, "Enough!"
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Originally posted by spock51
The Constitution of the US is not perfect, but I am not aware of one better and damn few its equal.
Try the English Bill of Rights, and the Magna Carta, both of which were copied by your degenerate nation to form your baseless, worthless little "constitution".
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
My family suffered a home invasion, twice.
The first time my cousin who was staying with us got away before they subdued her, and they fled since the cops would have been there in a few minutes.
The second time, one of the attacker’s guns malfunctioned when my dad went berserk on them and my sister managed to escape and go to the same neighbor’s house. They again fled.
Both times, they held my family at gun point in execution positions and were going to rob rape and kill everyone.
F your logic of scared criminals theory. In the US things are different, especially so in NY,. I dont know about the rest of the country but WE NEED OUR GUNS.
edit on 21-12-2012 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Do you feel guns being everywhere in anticipation for the "possibility they may be needed is worth the trade off for the "certainty" that wackos can easily access them?
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Wow this thread is still going . All the points made by the OP have been pretty much destroyed so why are people still debating. The arguments the OP made were weak and full of holes. The OP wouldn’t directly address many peoples responses instead the OP would deflect from the topic. I didn’t expect much from someone who lives in a sheltered society but I thought he/she would have better debating skills than what I have seen. Maybe the OP will take an opportunity at some point in his/her life to see America firsthand at that point he/she will realize just how foolish the OP is with what he/she wrote.
Im upto page 10 of the thread and have addressed every single point made, not 1 argument has been destroyed as you say, in fact quite the opposite.
It basically comes down to are more guns the answer to Americas gun problem...
Short answer NO, anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves.
So what exactly would seeing the US first hand make me realise? that your society is so messed up that yes you need a gun to get by? that its so good guns are unecessary? seriously wht would being in the US make me see?
You didn't address either of my posts. The first of which had hard and undeniable facts that you couldn't combat. You just dismissed it.
As I said you deflected with your answers never addressing the issues. So why exactly should I go back through 20 pages. My post was in the first 5 pages as far as my second post I think page 5.
More evaluations for mental problems. And maybe if someone is mental in your home you have to keep your guns locked away in such a way that noone can access them but you.
Edit: LOL I once had a fish named "sweet cheeks" or, rather my daughter did. I thought that was pretty funny.
I can only guess that you do not have problems with wild dogs where you live. Even though most of America has been tamed there still are areas where carrying a firearm is the only way to insure your safety when I lived in Tennessee I worried about more than just dogs. When I was growing up we kept rifles on gun racks in our trucks and there was never a problem maybe that deterred shootings at schools I can only guess.
I have read where people from other countries have stated they have problems with gangs and knives yet they say they would rather face that. I have no fear of gangs because I am armed. I would much rather be able to defend myself with a pistol than a knife especially if I am defending myself against more than one person. I can’t remember the country but it wasn’t that long ago a psycho killed a bunch of kids on an island where guns were not readily available to citizens so there is an instance where anti-gun laws did more harm than good.
Just answer me this real quick what do our say to the family’s that live near the border of Mexico. Do you really think that taking away there means of self-defense is going to help them? In there case they should be given weapons by our government. True assault rifles IMO.