Originally posted by neo96
While I am at it laws against explosives have not worked either people make their own as seen on Youtube.
Laws against "bad drugs" haven't stopped usage either.
So the point was?
Just like Gun control laws what do they do?
They don't stop anything.
Actually some of the laws turn otherwise law abiding citizens into criminals ie Chicago, N.Y. ; otherwise I pretty much agree with many of the
posters. The consensus on the 2d by those who study such things was to require all able bodied men to be outfitted with the same arms as a soldier in
the field. That was the intent; whether it can be realized in today's modern battle field environment is problematic..... for those who do not know
the difference between a semi-auto AR/AK clone and a full blown M-16 with the little switch which says, SAFE, FIRE, AUTO, although there is a mod that
says SAFE, SEMI, 3-round BURST, full AUTO....Full auto IMO is used in a squad environment to achieve fire superiority whether instigating an ambush or
defending against one. Worked good in S.E. Asia but the military boys have decided that the sand box (for the most part) only requires the majority of
the troops to use safe, fire, 3 rd burst....saves ammo and they can actually hit what they aim at for the most part.
All the chatter about outlawing this and that really gets people riled up on both side of the argument. The people who believe in the Constitution and
the 2d amendment have the old document on their side where the other-side has emotions, feelings, and protect the children or population on theirs;
even though the statistics on deaths by firearms in all categories is way behind the deaths caused by other means...There are a few threads showing
those stats but as usual they don't mean anything to those who have a problem with guns; they just want the status quo changed by any means
Guns are all over America and the time to ban them was long long ago.... probably when the Constitution was being written but the founders knew they
would have another war on their hands and were not so inclined. So the idea that we are all on this boat together and all need to be able to defend it
and ourselves together against all enemies both foreign and domestic made sense. Many well read history buffs on the gun side of the argument will not
want to give their guns up because time after time in many places around the world things get really really bad for the living.
Think about this. You are a violent, homicidal idiot, looking to make a statement, hoping to go from disaffected loser to the most famous person in
your town. One obvious way to accomplish your goal is to kill a whole bunch of people who just piss you off...Didn't give you the respect you
deserved or picked on you etc etc. So where’s the best place to go shoot, bomb, kill all these people?
It is someplace where nobody can shoot back.
Time after time when the stats have been published the crime has gone down if the population is armed. Chicago and Detroit with their no guns allowed
policy have about 1.2 people killed everyday by a gun; a little over 500 each a year. Those tough laws work great on the law abiders but as usual fail
miserably because a certain segment of the population has no respect for laws, you, your life, certainly not your property. The crystal rubbing
Utopian believers are one mugging away from meeting the harsh reality of self reliance and being able to defend themselves. Over the last fifty
years, with only one single exception (Gabby Giffords), every single mass shooting event, with more than four casualties, has happened where guns were
supposedly not allowed...think about it!!!!!
My 100 pound wife is tough but I would hate to see here attacked by a 225 pound man who wanted to hurt or rob her..She is a sneaky little bugger but I
would rather she not be tested.
Colt along with Smith and Wesson figured out that problem along time ago to the point they used to be referred to as "the great equalizers or Peace
Makers". Times have changed; now for the uninformed masses if they see a gun it is time to "Run Away" unless carried by the government enforcers.
With some of the nut jobs carrying illegal weapons that might be a good option for those who can not defend themselves. Unable to run, sorry
80% of the ones I classify as "nut jobs" are on some form of psychotropic drug and have been for many years. They have been on Zoloft or some
serotonin inhibitor through their formative years, and their decision making process is often flawed. They are usually disaffected, have been bullied,
pushed around, and have a lot of classifiable emotional problems; delusional. They see themselves as victims, and they are usually striking back at
their peer group or society
There are no easy answers regardless of TPTB making feel good, "See we are doing something" statements and trying to pass laws that have already
been proven to be ineffectual