I am down the middle when it comes to this topic, but when I look at it .. neither side has a valid point... it's all hype and fear mongering..
1. Will gun control prevent gun violence? ..
NO .. it won't.. the gun control measures that are being proposed do nothing to stop you from buying guns, only certain types.. so yeah domestic
violence, gang related crimes and shooting deaths will continue..
2. The gub'ment is trying to take my guns away! this will be civil war and anarchy!!!
NO .. actually it won't .. that's hype and fear mongering.. this measure has ALREADY been in place before and people like Alex Jones and William
Cooper back in the day were saying the same nonsense they are saying now.. that this will result in civil war and a citizen uprising... I got news for
you... it won't ... and it already hasn't .. When Bill Clinton inacted an assault weapons ban the NRA and conspiracy theorists were ranting and
hollering and warning about the consequences.. it was in the news .. it was here on ATS ... OMG .. so what actually happened? .. nothing... why is
Well it's because most of us don't need an assault weapon.. don't care about assault weapons.. and probably never intend to buy one to begin with.. so
a ban like this impacts an EXTREMELY low number of people... ultimately the majority of Americans could care less about this.. but if you watch the
media or listen to the likes of Alex Jones.. this is such a huge ultra mega deal .. sorry.. it just isn't .. and if you're going nuts about it, you're
buying into the hype... guess what? Alex Jones is loving this because he's getting ratings he's not seen in a while.. CNN loved it because they got
the ratings.. fear sells, and people buy it .. but in the end it means very little... many of you are playing into political theater .. wake up =)
3. What's the truth about the gun control bill?
Well you can still go out and buy a ton of guns... you can still stockpile weapons.. you just can't buy some types of weapons you probably don't need
to begin with.. boo hoo... it will only be over turned during the next president's term ANYWAY... it's called a knee jerk reaction.. political
pressure to act after a disaster.. it's NOT new ... it's already been done before and we're all still alive...
edit on 1/19/2013 by miniatus because: (no reason given)