I usually don't post on these types of subject, but I have seen people posting about assault rifles and gun control, and it's really just such a
shallow and ignorant argument that I had to post something.
If you really want to know why banning assault rifles is a waste of time, all you have to do is look to the UK.
In 1987, in the Hungerford massacre a man killed 16 people and wounded 15 others with 2 semi auto rifles. In 1989 they banned semi auto rifles
(handguns and bolt actions/single shot shotguns were still legal). en.wikipedia.org...
Next in 1996, in the Dunblane Massacre a man enters a school with 4 handguns and kills 16 kids and 1 adult. The governments answer? Ban handguns (so
now semi auto rifles and handguns are banned, only bolt actions and single shot guns are legal).
Finally in 2010 in the Cumbria shootings a man killed 12 people and injured 11 others using only bolt action (one shot at a time) rifles, and a double
So basically you have the same problem repeated, each time the massacre weapon classes comply with the law, yet the death toll remains nearly the
same. Each time the government took it a step further. In 2003 they made fox hunting illegal, likely to remove one of the remaining excuses for having
a gun so they can taking hunting weapons eventually.
It hasn't solved the problem, but it has left the population disarmed. Gun control is obviously NOT the answer. For the people that say "no one needs
a gun that holds a 30 clip" I say don't lay out your opinion until after being in a city full of looters, after a levee breaks, with no police, and
the military days away.
Now, it's also become pretty obvious that this gun ban is going through. If you don't think so you are in denial. When the staunch gun supporters
start taking this soft approach and stores start pulling guns off the shelf that is basically a taste of what's to come. I mean, if Dicks, and cheaper
than dirt are pulling guns off their shelves and pulling their online gun stores already then that's showing how easy it will be for them to pass
these bans. I don't think you guys are getting how bad this is, and we should really be taking to the street in protest. They are banking on tragedy
to take your rights away and that is deserving of a reboot of politicians. I mean, how many people died to ensure the right to bear these arms? To do
whatever we want really? The government knows, and studies show that guns are not the problem in these situations.
It's time to get really loud really fast on this subject or mark my words we will get a gun ban and it will be fairly extensive. Sincerely, now is the
time to start making signs and protesting. If you have never stood on a corner with a sign in protest, even if it's by yourself, what better time?
edit on 19-12-2012 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)