This questions is for all of those situational or sunny day anti-gun advocates. Pro-gun advocates spend a lot of time and effort, not mention millions of dollars protecting the Second Amendment. If the anti-gun movement were equally proactive the Second Amendment would have already been modified to reflect more modern issues. Individual States have sat down with both pro and anti-gun groups to modify State gun laws to include Conceal and Carry legislation and criteria, why is it this cannot be done on the Federal level?
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Did they actually die...or did he just stab or slash a couple dozen?
Several are in critical condition, I hope they all survive. 22 kids were attacked. The fact is that the kids could have easily been killed by slashing wrists or throats. Considering the numbers attacked, it's a miracle none have.
I guess the Chinese had better ban all the knives in China.
No one actually died. And china is..... Well .... It's china.
"it's violent or insane people left on the streets" that is the problem. Maybe the man did not want to kill them, a slash to the throats of each would have easily done it. Knife, gun, shank, etc., it's not the tool, it's the perp that's the problem.
Yes. The problem is that there are dangerous people roaming our streets AND they have access to a lot of potential victims...like fish in a barrel. I don't care if it's movie theaters, malls, or schools...no one is there to protect these people.
Yeah. And, while we are at it, let's tighten up on vehicular deaths. More people die in the United States from auto accidents than all gun related deaths combined. Perhaps the government should collect our cars instead of our guns?
CJ - we've focused on DUI and safe driving - and guess what - road toll is decreasing. How about providing a solution, rather than supporting the problem by demeaning other's comments? Where's your solution to the issue without more control???
What I'm trying to show is the hypocricy behind the government "gun round up". If it's about saving lives, then round up our cars, because more people die from automobiles. Their ambition is not to save lives...it's to gain control of the population.
It was my pleasure. :0)
Again, I must agree with you wholeheartedly. I had to go off on a rant on this one.
Thank you Express.
Please watch this short Youtube video that Sarah Christina provided for our viewing pleasure - it says it all and we can expect the same thing to happen here in America if we allow our government to take away our guns. http://youtu.be/p8RDWltHxRc
People around these types aren't reporting these issues. The squeaky wheels get the grease. Consistently odd behavior, threatening, self-isolation, are glaring signs some choose to talk about behind others' backs rather than seek help or warn others.
I have no problem with that. But, I do not think any government should be treating honest and responsible gun owners like children. I don't believe in the "one size fits all" mentality they espouse. It doesn't save lives...but it does save them time.
These countries only seem safer, until government storm troopers start kicking in their doors. It will happen and when your wife and kids look to you for protection...all they will see is you closing your eyes and wishing it away like a bad dream.
CJ without guns nor force we have successfully retained our nuclear free borders from US and other gun happy countries ships and have not been overthrown by armed storm troopers. Try again
Give it time, Jacqui, that day will come. And, whether or not it happens in New Zealand right away, it'll happen in the U.S.A. sooner than later. I don't think anyone cares too much about the Kiwi state...not in the grand scheme of things anyway.
The Germans were an advanced democracy in the 30's. Every tyrancial regime believed they were modern for their time. The purpose of the 2nd amendment is primarily to protect us from the Gov't. Not the other way around.
You make some good points M.T. Dremer. In my city if you want to buy a gun you are required to get a permit and also have to go through rigorous training on how to handle the gun and what all the laws are pertaining to owning a gun.
America should not have a standing military - it should be a nation of citizen soldiers. Standing armies are ALWAYS used against their own people - it's just a matter of time. Disarming America will only lead us straight into the hands of a tyrant.
Just because a government wants to reduce gun deaths, doesn't mean its on the route to a tyrannical regime. And just because citizens are armed, it doesn't mean they aren't already being manipulated by the regime that sold them the guns.
It's not todays Gov't you need to worry about. It's what the future brings to a disarmed population. And Gun restictions don't reduce crime. In fact overall violent crime is already way down in the US. Shall we ban alcholol to stop DUI deaths.
As a result of Australia taking away guns from honest citizens, armed robberies rose 69%, assaults with guns up 28%, home invasions up 21% and gun murders rose 19%. Gun control advocates can expect the criminal element to become even more aggressive.
CJ, I am not picking sides but all your stats are 100% false and were created by a one sided group. Australian crime, According to official stats has decreased but doesn't show any major change since the new legislation was introduced,
According to government "spin" 9-11 was carried out by a couple dozen Arabs, hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. According to government "spin", Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone perpetrator in Kennedy's assassination. All governments lie to their people.
So even if you assume that there was no major change then the banning of guns in Australia did nothing.
Good point, Landmark! If we are to believe the crime statistics did not change - what was the point of confiscating the public's guns? Now, you and I both know that all kings and queens want to disarm the peasants - ever since the French Revolution.
You say gun legislation in Australia presented no major change to crime in our society, well that's because we have never had a gun culture, and mass shootings with assault rifles have never been a reoccurring problem in our society.
Smiley - same here in New Zealand. No gun culture - no issues.
I watched a video FB the other day that featured Hollywood actors encouraging people "demand a plan". The actors are then shown acting in a violent movie scene where most are using a gun to kill someone, it does make an action hero seem hypocritical