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Originally posted by kthxbai
A book doesn't fire a projectile or multiple projectiles. A book also serves as a source of learning.
I have no issue with the soccer mom having a .380 to protect her, however, I do have an issue with semi-automatic firearms being available to anyone and everyone that wants one. This isn't about banning all firearms, it's about limiting what firearms are available to the general public.
A gun makes it quick and easy. Too easy. Too quick. You get peeved off? Grab a gun and go shoot them like the video games let you do. They won't peeve you off again! Have a bad day? Grab a gun and go take your frustation out on other people like you see in the movies. The guy in the movie got away with it, you will too. Society has been permeated with using the guns to solve their anger issues and it's a growing problem. Something has to be done, a lot of somethings have to be done. They don't have to be permanent, but they do need to be put into action.
Originally posted by kthxbai
reply to post by tpsreporter
You aren't a soldier, you don't need it, and, when the law passes, you won't have it.
Originally posted by murch
Next argument point, "there will be less deaths". Yes, of course there will be but this does not mean a lessening of intent to harm.
Even with the gun ban in place, shootings in Chicago have been rampant. Last weekend, at least 52 were shot and ten killed in just three days, and this weekend the gunfire continued.
Chicago Police Department statistics, we are told, reveal that the City's handgun murder rate has actually increased since the ban was enacted and that Chicago residents now face one of the highest murder rates in the country and rates of other violent crimes that exceed the average in comparable cities.
* Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the percentage of Chicago murders committed with handguns has averaged about 40% higher than it was before the law took effect.
* In 2005, 96% of the firearm murder victims in Chicago were killed with handguns.
* In June 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that Chicago's ban is unconstitutional.
2000: 58 Chinese people suffocated to death in a shipping container en route to the UK
2002: 172 homicides reported when Dr. Harold Shipman was exposed for killing his patients
2003: 20 cockle pickers drowned resulting in manslaughter charges
2005: 52 people were killed in the July 7th London subway/bus bombings
* Not counting the above-listed anomalies, the homicide rate in England and Wales has averaged 52% higher since the outset of the 1968 gun control law and 15% higher since the outset of the 1997 handgun ban.
Originally posted by GuidedKill
100% of all murders are done by, wait for it........PEOPLE!!!!
Their method of murder has nothing to do with it.
Originally posted by CB328
IT doesn't matter if it's 60% or 67%, there are way too many people killed with guns in this country, especially considering that we're supposed to be a modern, peaceful, prosperous country.
It is silly to think that removing guns altogether would stop criminals from finding was to kill or terrorize others.