reply to post by AlphaHawk
Hmm. Shall we look at the percentage of gun owners who possess one of these rifles, and then compare the number of people who own one, with the number
of people who have committed murder with them?
What a ridiculous story. Back ten years it would have been a tech nine, or an UZI, back further than that a 22. pistol, favoured by mafia as an
assassination weapon, or the sawn off which is a dear friend to stick up merchants, and bank robbers everywhere.
Lets be real about this. A gun is a lump of metal. Left to its own devices, or handled by responsible owners, it is no more likely to kill someone
than is a house brick, or an engine block, or a plastic bag. In the hands of a complete lunatic, or someone suffering symptoms of a schizoid or
psychotic malfunction however, ANYTHING can become a tool of mass murder.
I could go out right now with a shopping bag, and stalk and suffocate as many people as I could before being detected and detained. I reckon I could
kill as many people as have been dropped in any one of the incidents featured in the article, inside of one day using just a shopping bag, and whats
worse is, the way I would do it, no one would ever know I was there, but for the eventual stink of a well hidden corpse or forty. No noise, no
warning, just a brief and futile struggle before oblivion sets in.
However, being the well adjusted sort that I am, I refrain from such activity, because I am not incapable of reason, and my morality would prevent me
from doing something so evil as to randomly stalk and kill people. THAT is what is killing Americans right now. An unwillingness or inability to
properly deal with the psychological issues which affect its citizens, a failure which has lead to these disaffected, damaged individuals being
allowed to play their psychoses out with life and death hanging in the balance!