reply to post by TinkerHaus
My 2 cents on this whole gun control thing is rather simple.
Here in Denmark we have some of the most strict control laws in the world. And hey, its working. The murders a year here with guns are always a single
digit, and it is almost always gang members on both side of the gun.
Now on the other hand, this would not work in America. As far as I have read the large majority of gun killings in the U.S are with non registered
guns. Thats one thing.
The other thing is that there are already so many guns in your country, both registered and non registered, that taking all registered guns away,
would not do a thing. Other than make far more people vulnerable to people who do have guns. Illegal gun trading is already so big in the U.S that the
government can not stop it.
The last thing, and I would really like to make this clear. Murderers will murder, take their guns away, they will use a knife, take their knives
away, they will use their fists. You can not blame guns for high crime rates, you can only blame the people doing the crimes. A weapon is a tool, for
hunting, for protection, for killing. Depending on whose hands it is in. It is as simple as that. I keep going back to the well known line: "Guns do
not kill people, people do." It really is that simple.
You want lower crime rates? Stop the criminals, dont focus on gun owners as a group when the large majority of them are good people.
If I had a gun, I would not automaticly turn into a killer and start shooting all over the place. It would be safely locked away in a gun cabinet
untill I had use for it. Be it hunting or in the worst case scenaria, someone breaks into my home and threatens my safety.
Also, IF I were a psycho killer/rapist, I would think twice before commiting a crime, if I knew there was a high chance of my potential victim
carrying a gun. Just saying.
edit on 23-9-2013 by needlenight because: (no reason given)