posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:03 PM
I have to salute the OP for the concept; ban guns from the top down and perhaps... just maybe, we might again find a way to evolve as a species. It's
been a while since we did that. In fact, we've been headed in the other direction now for several decades.
I think we have to work hard and surgically extract all the political influence and corruption to this subject before we can begin to get a clear view
of the subject.
Person kills other people.
Person in question uses gun to kill other people.
Government ignores person and punishes inanimate object.
There was a time when person's of nobility could select someone to take their place when it came to punishments. There were called 'whipping boys'
and it was a very definitive name because, lashes were not felt by the offending party but by someone of less social culture who was rewarded for
taking the whip in their name.
During the US Civil War... mainly in the state of New York but elsewhere in the north, draftees could pay someone to take their spot so they didn't
have to serve.
Here we have this inanimate object; the gun, that takes the brunt of public anger for the crimes commited by... wait just a minute: a Human Being!
Okay, so if these lunatics had NOT had firearms, them people would not have died, right?
Well, one only needs to refer back to Timothy McVeigh to see how that works. A little cow poop and a few chemicals mixed with a rental truck and...
well, we all remember that.
The problem is one related to both the human condition and the culture we have ourselves created. Guns have been around for hundreds of years... but
as for the extreme violence in movies, TV and video games?
NOOOOOO! We can't include that!
Camel cigarettes were made to change there ads because children are impressionable. They will smake because they like the cute camel. Apply the same
logic to the violence in the movies and other forms of entertainment and we all run into the street screaming... NOOOOO video games don't affect the
That may well be a direct result of the old reference, 'The dumbing down of America' but I think it is more political than simple education.
Many think there is an effort to tear down this nation to make way for a new age world government. Such could not exist with a US Constitution in
force or 190 million Americans armed and ready to defend their rights and freedoms!
From the top down works okay... but, don't hold your breath if you want to see how it all plays out, lol.