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reply to post by AlphaHawk
Lots of people from car accidents die because of their own fault.
Both need to be regulated hard, so people who would not use these responsibly do not get licences.
Car licences exist, why should guns require similar training?
Car can be used as a weapon, gun is a weapon and serves no other purpose than to shoot when needed.Most people are not afraid of guns, but they see no reason to get these, at least that is how it is round here. I could get one easily, but what´s the point, whom should I be afraid of?...
Here are the results of an experiment I conducted recently regarding how guns kill people. I had to see it for myself.
Today, I swung my front door wide open and placed my Ithaca model M-87 Featherlite 12 gauge shotgun right in the middle of the doorway. I placed 6 double-0 shotgun shells right next to it. Then I noticed that my shotgun had no legs, so I placed it in a wheelchair to help it get around. Then, I left it alone and went about my business.
While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign right in front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on my shotgun. I was surprised to see it was still sitting there in the wheelchair, right where I had left it. It hadn't rolled itself outside and it certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself.
Now, you can well imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how guns kill people. Either the media is wrong and it's the misuse of guns by PEOPLE that kills people, or I'm in possession of the laziest shotgun in the world.
Well, so much for my lazy shotgun. Now I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they're making people fat. I want to find out how they do that.
reply to post by Doc Gator
They all do have their place, and I agree with you.
But consider that Adam Lanza likely was not as well trained with a fully auto weapon as most civilians likely aren't. I know I am not, although I am very experienced with all manner of what is typically considered "civilian" firearms from a life of hunting and living like a regular guy in West Texas
reply to post by AlphaHawk
Since they make a comparison of people wanting an AR-15 just like someone wants an iPhone it brought a question to mind.......
How many people are killed each year by an AR-15, and how many are killed while texting on an iPhone while people are driving?
reply to post by winofiend
unfortunately, to exercise the innate right of self defense
one must tolerate some collateral damage.
guns are not bad, just the people who use them wrongly are bad
The gun that's killing America is a lightweight, easy to handle assault rifle that has become a lethal weapon in the hands of losers, misfits and people with a grudge.