posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 04:34 AM
I agree with you that legislating against it seems somewhat useless because of the widespread usage of guns in the US - personally I am not sure if it
will/could have the intended effect, so I am still on the fence, however, looking in from the outside, it does look like the US has a problem with gun
violence. But it is a complex subject.
You point out that the criminals are the problem, and I think you are correct that the majority of shootings are done by criminals. However I am not
certain. BUT, I've gotten the impression that none, or at least very few of the people involved in mass shootings had a criminal record prior to the
that. Please correct me if I am wrong, but that seems to indicate that it's not just a matter of criminals with guns. Some people commit their first
crime using a gun.
So I think you are dealing with two seperate problems here.
1. That there are to many criminals with acess to guns.
2. That there seems to be an increasing amount of people, not criminals, who are able to justify the killing of innocent people, in a sense a
form of vigilantiism, which in my oppinion doesn't belong in any civilized society.