It always appears that the rights of the sane, trained, and law abiding are under threat where guns are concerned. Why is the emphasis not place upon those who do NOT belong to the above group? Can guns be kept out of the hands of criminals without extra burdens placed on legal/sane owners?
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Amen! I wish I could give you thousands of thumbs up! Why do SO MANY people ignore the fact that criminals and anyone dead set on doing harm do not give a hoot about any laws?
Ah, don't get me started on heart problems :) I had a biggie knock me on my arse last November, completely out of the blue. Even the cardiologist said he was "mystified" as to why it happened to me.
I've owned handguns for over 30 years. I've never even come close to using one against another person. Gun ownership is a serious thing and it takes more than simple anger to justify lethal force. Most gun owners understand that. Don't be paranoid.
If perhaps you did not understand the question, you could have asked for clarification or not answered Mr. Ware? I agree with Ron Bergeron. Criminals & those who are not sane do not CARE about laws. It's that simple.
If people get mad enough I suppose a lamp could be as lethal as a gun, couldn't it? That is no good argument.
Exactly how many of the estimated 1/3 of adults who own guns in the US do you personally know? Rather than condemn a large percentage of the population based on your limited experience, maybe you need to seek out a better crowd to associate with.
I condemn the group because of the group actions (or lack thereof), namely, the complete refusal to allow any measures to help reduce gun violence. My anecdotal evidence was an anecdotal aside, not the totality of evidence for my position.
Perhaps people are resistant to being punished for the actions of others. I know that I never cared for that myself. They'd probably be more open to things that might actually affect the troublemakers rather than the people who obey the rules.
We are smart enough to know criminals have all the guns they want regardless and even the government may supply them with many (Fast and Furious) also letting these criminals out of prison & letting drug cartel run rampant with no concern for t