posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Christian Voice
reply to post by MrInquisitive
Guns are not the problem. Why don't you post the numbers on homicides in general? Knife attacks, beatings, bats, hammers, cars, poison....
Guns will always be here. If not in our hands they will always be owned by criminals. How many murders do you think are committed by legitimate
registered gun owners? Why focus on the instrument and not the person? Because of course people are not responsible for crap anymore. There is a
syndrome or illness that explains away everything and excuses everything. There is a much deeper issue than guns at play here. First off parents
refuse to discipline their children and hold them accountable anymore. This has given us a generation of people that do not recognize consequences of
their ways. Second off, our mental health system is shot. Too often doctors dismiss their patients with harsh drugs and refuse to determine the root
of the problems. It is very difficult for most hard working people to get mental health care in the first place. And third off, we have let the
wealthy business owners and politicians rape our country by extorting every possible resource from it. We have massive layoffs and send our jobs
overseas. Heck General Motors took $750 million in TARP funds and built a $750 million dollar plant in Mexico. There are far too many people
unemployed for far too long in the US. That causes major stress. Put together a spoiled brat with no proper mental health care and not able to find a
job and you have a ticking time bomb.
I will add to the equation that for the last 10 years or so the atheists in this country have pissed and moaned enough that we are finally giving in
and have removed God from just about every aspect of public life to keep from offending people. It's odd to me that our government has spent hundreds
of millions of dollars to refurbish Islamic mosques overseas but we can't even pray a Christian prayer in public anymore. We worship celebrities and
have shows called American Idol, but cannot worship God. We were forced to remove Bibles from schools and government buildings. A book that says thou
shall not commit murder and shall not lie or steal. Yet we idolize people like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. The world stopped turning when Anna
Nicole Smith (a porn star) died. You will be hard pressed to turn on a movie or tv show and not see sex, nudity, or killings. I went to the movies and
the people in the theater watching Saw were laughing at someone getting heinously murdered.
DO NOT BLAME OUR PROBLEMS ON GUNS
Please point to one mass killing at a US school that used a car, bat, knife or even poison gas. Just one please. Guns are a very efficient killing
tool, especially when automatic/semi-automatic weapons with large magazines are used. People want a hunting rifle or handgun for self defense, fine.
But assault rifles are not needed for these purposes; if you think otherwise, you've been watching too many Hollywood movies.
Like I said in another comment here, I'm not lobbying for a total ban of firearms, but rather for more regulation of them as well as outlawing
large-magazine clips and such. You don't need a 100-round clip for self defense, but 100-round clip is best for mowing down large numbers of people
rapidly before the shooter can be overpowered.
American children are 13 times more likely to die of a gunshot than our children in other western, industrialized countries. Britney Spears, Paris
Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith are not to blame -- nor is Madonna for that matter.
You full-gun-freedom folks come up with some real doozies for arguments. Heard a South Carolina woman call up a NPR show to day, who defended guns
and said there are 400,000 armed Russians in the Appalachians and that Satanic ritual murders of children are more of a problem that shootings in the
US. Yes, fundamentalist gun righters live in Bizarro-world and expect rational people to buy their delusional and/or specious arguments.