Originally posted by rangersdad
Technically, they are semi-automatics....they just "LOOK" like military weapons. And if you want to use a weapon for mass murder, why use a gun
of any kind, seriously now????
I agree with that statement, with the addition that were it possible to factually remove every gun from the face of the Earth, the 0.01% of crazies
would actually have a greater incentive to find other options we don't even want to talk about.
Plus, if guns "vanished," we'd also have to do the same with knives and spoons, as they have been used and continue to be used effectively as
weapons today. And after those are gone, hammers, screwdrivers, and so on... until we get to human fingers. Some people know how to kill people with
one flick of their pinky finger.
Facts are that if someone truly wants to murder one or more people at a time, there will always be a technology (even if it's an ancient sword) to
get that horrible deed done.
(Unless the technology is planting spy chips in the human body to monitor and report each virtual slave human so that no one can behave beyond the
collective norm, in which case no slave human would be allowed to hurt another human slave because the human slave or global asset unit would also
cease being an individual pursuing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.)
However, having a population that largely carries guns is actually the only mechanism by which crazy mass murders (and human slave makers) can be
stopped, and instantly. Not much else can help any person young or old, strong or weak, healthy or ill, from instant death. Because if you're waiting
for law enforcement to arrive, it's already far too late.