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Considering the number of innocent people killed by gunmen, isn't it time guns were banned?


The recent murders at the movie premiere were in a long line of multiple murders by gunmen - some occurring in schools. Should the right to carry guns still be sacrosanct in the USA?

 

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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    In 2007 in the UK, where guns are illegal, 59 people were shot to death. In the US, where guns are legal, 10,129 people were shot to death. The population of the US is less than six times larger than the UK's.


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    But surely, guns are made for killing. Are there any countries which ban guns which have such a high murder rate as the USA? It's too easy to kill people with a gun.


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    David Stillwell (davenmidtown) 4 years ago

    she speaks the truth...


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    David Stillwell (davenmidtown) 4 years ago

    Excellent!


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    David Stillwell (davenmidtown) 4 years ago

    I grew up in a hunting family. We all have guns. We have never killed anyone. We hunt to eat. The laws and punishment need to become very strict for crimes. humanity has lost its common decency.


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    In the UK you cannot carry a knife. If you have a carving knife on your car seat, you can end up in court. There has been a wave of knife crime, particularly among young black guys. As yet there has been no wave of pantyhose crime.

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    ptosis 4 years ago

    Why can't we punish the leaders of our country that did ( and still are doing) Fast & Furious type of operations? Why is it 'legal'[ when the gov't does bad things?


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    But does allowing citizens to own guns - and in some cases guns of the type clearly used for combat - do more harm than good? Hypothetical murderers are few and far between whereas gun accidents kill thousands every year.


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    Other countries haven't seen that, though, Rosana. If a burglar has a gun and you also have a gun, you are both more likely to fire out of fear. I agree with you about the moral decline, though.

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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    Guns are much easier to kill with than cleaning products. I'd rather be free to go to a cinema/school/restaurant/post office without being shot by some lunatic. Gun statistics were even worse in the past. I never thought of Jesus as pro-gun.

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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    As with pencils, scarves, panty-hose and other things that could kill people, the primary purpose of cars is not killing people. The primary/only purpose of many types of guns is injuring/killing people.


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    True, but you don't buy a car for the purpose of killing people, though you may end up killing someone by accident. You don't drink alcohol in order to kill people, ditto. But people do buy guns to kill people.


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    Isn't there a better way? Why do citizens of many countries not need guns, yet Americans say they do?


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    Others have also made this point. However, there is nothing so easy to kill with, and to kill many with, than a gun. Should every person carry a gun and a knife at all times for "self-defence"? Would this make things better or worse?


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    I can see that you support gun ownership but your argument isn't logical. We shouldn't ban guns because there are other causes of death? Do we not try to reduce these other things, disease, road accidents, etc? So why not try to reduce gun deaths?


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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    Yeah...target practice is not a strong argument in favor of the second amendment.

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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    I think regulations are vital. It looks as if any lunatic can walk in a store and buy a gun in some states. It's just too easy. You can get a gun in the UK but you have to apply for a licence and state the reason you need one.


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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    Indeed. People are taught in school that humans are animals, and then we are surprised when they behave like beasts preying on society.

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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    I think you are absolutely right about the moral decline and it's not just in the U.S. However, why give the mass-produced reprobates deadly weapons?


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