Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
reply to post by DarthMuerte
Take their guns off them.... They're dangerous, often in the wrong hands, and people get killed.
Guns have one purpose, killing people. A civilised ( ? ) society should 'nt need them.
You call this society civilized?
Read the news lately?
People do all sorts of sick things all the time!
They rape, they rob, they butcher and harm?
What is standing between you and those people?
The police who consistently knock down the wrong door and kill innocent people?
Some sicko breaks in your house looking to rape your wife and daughter?
What's to stop him?
A box cutter, a club, mace?
What if it was three men with box cutters, clubs, and mace?
They tie you up and have their way?
You think this type of thing doesn't happen?
Take a look around!
Society isn't civilized!
It's predicated on violence!
Everything is violence!
Money is violence, food is violence, laws are violence!
Why do people commit violence?
Is it inherent?
Is it a byproduct of scarcity?
I can't answer those questions!
I can tell you that my right to protect myself from it doesn't come from the state.
And that any attempt to separate me from that right is an act of violence.
Guns save lives every day in the right hands.
They are tools!
Honestly, it's easier to get guns illegally.
I know this!
They flow like blood on the street, and are easily in the reach of the wrong hands.
I know this.
I've never been a criminal, I value my freedom and nothing is worth jeopardizing it.
We can contemplate the root causes and manifestations of violence...
But that isn't going to stop it when it comes for you?
Would the world be safer if all the guns where erased?
Perhaps, but it isn't possible.
Would it be safer if nobody needed to rob to eat, in desperate financial situations.
Situations that get worse for everyday people, every day, as we spiral further into financial uncertainty.
If all human needs where met for all humans, would that help?
Is that possible?
I'd like to think so, but it's not probable.
What is terrorism? What happened to the threat of terrorism?
Haven't we been exacerbating that situation just a little bit?
Wasn't that the excuse for all this paranoia and fear that has driven us to give up our rights?
Now we need to be afraid of each other because more and more attention is drawn to the chance of some freak lashing out, and people think we need less
means to protect ourselves?
My mind is blown, I just can't follow that train of thought whatsoever?
Who's hands are the wrong hands?
Who's hands are the right hands?
Who gets to play god and make that decision while our lives are on the line?
Is it you?
Is it me?
It's the same scumbags who run the rackets that rob and manipulate us every time?
You trust that?
Your choice could leave me dead.
edit on 4/11/13 by Infernalis because: No Knock Raids