Originally posted by Ahabstar
I have done some more reading and rather than go with hyperbole and what ifs of a financially collapsed government or looters, etc. and let me place
this one stark fact about all mass shootings, of which this ban is being trotted out and will only have any legs if voted on in a knee-jerk
Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every
public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to
If this ban is put in place and made Federal Law, the US effectively becomes a quasi gun free zone of limited response to those that have accessed a
now illegal gun. Any response is limited to law enforcement and those who might carry J frame sized revolvers (which require closer ranges) at the
risk exposing that concealed revolver and charged with "inciting panic" if someone sees the bulge.
edit on 29-12-2012 by Ahabstar because: a little punctuation never hurts
Yes, in limited, small areas where the guns, otherwise legal, are not allowed. But they still have the guns, they can still carry them, just not in
those relatively small areas. If those areas were in the middle of hundreds of miles where guns were not allowed, it would be very different.
Having restricted areas where you can't carry them is very, very different from not allowing them to be carried. As you clearly point out, having
restricted areas doesn't work, so something else must be done. If people cannot abide by the laws of a restricted area, it is clear that they cannot
be trusted to carry them in an unrestricted area. You have provided evidence to support your opposition more than anything else.
It would be great if people could be trusted to be responsible gun owners, but they can't. There are too many crazy people and too many idiots out
there who ruin it for the rest of us. Since they choose to abuse the privelege, the privelege gets taken away from all of us. That's the way it
My guns are safe, they aren't on the list. I have no use for the types of guns on the list, nor does anyone else. I won't fight the ban, I won't
stand against it because there are people out in the world who are idiots and I want the guns to be kept from their hands. If I have to accept a ban
on certain types of weapons, then so be it.
It's just like prescription medication. The people who NEED the medication for real medical reasons have to jump through hoops to get it so those who
abuse it can't get it as easily. It sucks, nobody likes it, but it has to be done.
Until something is done to address the utter stupidity of those who abuse the priveleges, we have to have the priveleges regulated. If we were without
them, then we wouldn't need a ban and we wouldn't have a ban. It's not your fault, it's not my fault, it's the fault of the idiots and until they
are held accountable and prevented from the abuse that they dish out everywhere they go, we're stuck with things we don't like, things that limit
our "freedoms" in order to curb their stupidity.