reply to post by InverseLookingGlass
First, I only own 2 guns, neither of which are of the "assault" style. I do not have any in my home, nor do I use them often.
I am not a "gun nut", I am just not dumb enough to believe the .gov restricting the peoples rights will help anything in any way.
As to how many guns? Well, how many freedoms should we have? How many times should one be allowed to use free speach?
This is a free society, unlike every other one on the planet, so you can not compare them to mine, they are apples and oranges.
Why not compare the amount of firepower a nations government has, and compare that to the civilians ability to resist it?
This would be a much better metric than overall guns.
I don't follow your assumption we should place limits on freedoms of ownership.
Place limits on the amount of wealth any one individual and or corporation can have first, and crime will dissapear almost entirely in a generation,
as most crime can be traced to hopelessness, in hunger, and need.
If ones children are hungry, they will steal, kill, sell drugs, their own bodies etc... to feed them.
I don't ever hear anything about that though, because having millions of times more than billions can ever touch in their lives is just fine. I
couldn't explain why that is, but society is messed up.
Walmart makes hundreds of billions, and has millions of employees on welfare, meaning a lot of those hundreds of billions comes right from government
subsidies, because their wouldn't be anyone working for them, and making them that money, if their families were starving even though they work.
If they don't work, they can't get the welfare in most states, so they are forced to work in impossed slave wage jobs, dependant on the .gov to feed
Fix those 2 problems, and fix the human race, fix the human race, and you will end the need of guns, and violent use of them against other humans.
Try to cure the problem, not complain about a symptom.