I beg to differ. Stop demonising mentally ill people. They dont all go round killing people. Guns are made to kill people. The Gun Lobby has pulled
millions of pounds into their cause. They know they are guilty, why are they not taking calls from the press on their views on the horrendous crime of
last week. Simply put there is no excuse for the killing of innocent children.
Nobody is demonizing mentally ill people, but you gotta admit, no sane person goes in , guns blazing, shooting innocent people.
Guns are made for killing, there is no argument there, but typically most Americans own guns that are more for hunting purposes than actual
man-killers. A handgun is a mankiller. A rifle or shotgun is an animal killer.
A mentally deranged person will use whatever is at their disposal to commit a heinous act, if they have a mind to.
In America, guns are part of our culture. This current spate of mass shootings seems to be ramping up, which tells me that something's afoot.
Whether that something is that people who need mental help aren't getting it and are taking it out on the world, or whether these are orchestrated
killings in order to achieve the desired goal of disarming the American populace remains to be seen.
The UK (and by that I mean England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) is but a small country with a small population. Easily controlled, and most are
within citiy limits
The USA is a very large country, with many country-dwelling people, such as myself. Our shotgun and rifle are necessary, not just for dealing with
critters such as rattlesnakes and coyotes, but also self-protection against intruders. We're 13 miles from the nearest small town, it would take over
20 minutes for the cops to get here....there's no way in hades we're giving up our weapons.
To extrapolate how the disarmament of the UK would benefit the USA is apples and oranges, my friend.
We might as well ban automobiles and alcohol and cigarettes. Those kill way more people per year than guns ever will. Guns are made for killing,
yes...but it is a killer who aims it at somebody and pulls the trigger. Let's not forget that.
edit on 18-12-2012 by FissionSurplus because: (no reason given)