I usually don't want to get into the pro/anti gun debate, as there is too much rhetoric on both sides of the equation, but this article I saw today,
seems like a good way to illustrate a point that I think is often missed by the "anti" crowd.
Here is the bottom line. Bad people exsist. Evil people exsist. Mentally unstable people exsist. As long as this is true, people that are bent on
killing, for whatever the reason, will find a way to kill, and if they can, as many as possible.
This particular article just illustrates, in my opinion, that a bad/disturbed person will find ANY way to carry out their attack. This could have
just as easily been a club or a broken bottle used. Heck a pair of scissors would be pretty deadly to a group of children, and adults as individuals.
Banning, or limiting the "types" of guns available to law abiding citizens, will do nothing to stop those who are disturbed enough to plan and
carry out these kinds of attacks. I would even go so far as to say that a machete could be a much more dangerous weapon for a closed quarters
encounter than ANY gun. Ask a cop which weapon they fear to face more, a gun or a knife. The answer might suprise you.
Do I think that there could be some reasonable restrictions to gun ownership? Heck yeah. I wouldn't mind an even more in depth look at any
potential gun purchaser, going so far as to look at the stability of the people that live in the same house that the weapons will be stored in. I
think that is only common sense, especially in light of the past couple of major shootings, and the way that the guns used were obtained.
Sorry for the probable rehash, but I felt that this particular point needed to be aired in its own thread.
Thank you for your polite and reasoned discussion on this matter.
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