Time for all the moms (And Dads) living in suburbia to hand in their guns?

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  1. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    Time for all the moms (And Dads) living in suburbia to hand in their guns?

    In Ausralia, not so many years ago, certain firearms weapons were banned and required to be handed in.  Do you think this would work in the USA? Because of the recent tragic shootings. Could this be an option towards solving such tragedy's?

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  2. LandmarkWealth profile image76
    LandmarkWealthposted 6 years ago

    Not a chance.  That will only create more victims.  More than 2 million people per year se firearms to defend themselves from attackers.  That will just create two million more vicitms.   Incidently, violent crime in Australia has not gone down since their ban.  In fact it initially went up.

    1. stricktlydating profile image84
      stricktlydatingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There's a lot of stats available about Australia's buy back scheme and a decade after the law was introduced firearm homicides fell by 59% quite a large decline (Per Australian National University Study) as well as 65% decline in firearm suicides.

    2. LandmarkWealth profile image76
      LandmarkWealthposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      And overall violent crime made no changes. Instead you get murdered with a different weapon. Overall suicides did not decline either.  In Sweden every man is required a military machine gun in the home. They have a lower overall murder rate.

    3. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My cousin is Swedish and I heard about that. As a young girl, my father taught me and my sisters about guns from early ages. One night, my dad shot a burglar and held him for the cops. I was and am still glad that dad had guns (yes, plural).

    4. LandmarkWealth profile image76
      LandmarkWealthposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Blaming a Gun is the same as blaming a bottle of beer when someone dies of a DUI which is just as a common.

  3. Nick Burchett profile image86
    Nick Burchettposted 6 years ago

    Really? People think that criminals care about a law or a banning of weapons? Do people think this will scare them into not using illegal weapons? Come on... Seriously? The problem is so far beyond weapons... How anyone can rationally believe that removal of an inanimate object that has no conscience or will of its own, will deter gun crimes, is beyond me. A drunk driver runs over an innocent person. Is that the cars fault? Do we now ban cars because, heaven forbid a miscreant would use it to kill someone? Of course not. It is the eperson behind the wheel. No different with a gun. This isn't rocket science, but the PC, wishy-washy, no-backbone world we live in would rather blame an object than a person. There has been no instance in the world where banning a gun has stopped gun-related crimes. Like LandmarkWealth stated, in Australia violent crimes have gone up, as it has in most places where weapon banning has occured. Had there been less gun control, some cancealed carry teacher would have offed the POS that did this in CT before he was able to get as far as he did.

    1. stricktlydating profile image84
      stricktlydatingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Our gun-related homisides have significantly decreased (59%) since the law was introduced.  Do you think families should be able to keep high-powered weapons at home, fast firing weapons etc?  I personally can't relate to those wanting a gun at home.

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am in agreement Nick. It can be successfully argued that since the semi-auto ban's expiration about 8 years ago, the number of crimes with these guns has not increased. If we had armed security in schools 26 people would have had a chance.

  4. Galadriel Arwen profile image74
    Galadriel Arwenposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Landmark Wealth - Honest people are the only ones who purchase their weapons through the front door. Gun legislation only prevents honest law abiding citizens from getting weapons to protect themselves and their family. Do we need to place metal detectors at the doorway to the schools now to protect our children and teachers? No, one security guard with a loaded gun at the front door would have thwarted that insane person from killing all those poor little children and faculty members at will. The publicity he is receiving is also an insensitive for other mentally deranged persons to follow in his footsteps of infamy. Newscasters need to forget the hood and only name the victims of the horrible act. Making a criminal famous even in death is an honor that should be denied. Taking guns away from good people make them targets and is a stupid idea!

    1. Nick Burchett profile image86
      Nick Burchettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well said... The media plays a HUGE role in tragedies such as this... I have been doing everything I can to avoid reading at all about this piece of garbage... but because of the news media it is impossible...

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am in total agreement. Why is it that billions of people cannot see that criminals and other deviants will always be able to get their hands on guns that law abiding citizens cannot?

  5. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    This would never work in the US as the criminals, jilted lovers, and what-not all ignore gun laws and there are too many law abiding citizens such as myself who will not give up this right without a strong fight. Further, the gun and all associated with it would lose billions and jobs if this were to ever occur. I repeat, there are too many law abiding citizens such as myself who will not give up this right without a strong (legal) fight.

    1. Galadriel Arwen profile image74
      Galadriel Arwenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      More importantly than law abiding citizens apposed is that the law only works on those who abide by it. Criminals are able to purchase weapons steal them or buy them from the law tracking sources of illegal guns.

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Why are so many unwilling to acknowledge this fact and willing to take firepower away from law abiding people? Criminals obviously don't care about laws and do as they please, targeting the unarmed and least armed whenever possible.

  6. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 6 years ago

    The criminals don't. And the criminals can use knives, bats and fists to abuse the law-abiding even if they don't have guns.
    Guns aren't the problem. Violent people and crazy people left loose are the problem.

    1. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Too many people choose to ignore warning signs and consistent odd or bad behavior of those around them. I don't agree with the kneejerk reaction of threatening changes to or the elimination of law abiding citizens rights to guns.

  7. Don Fairchild profile image73
    Don Fairchildposted 6 years ago

    All the true US citizens who didn't mistrust their government would hand in their guns and they would go home to watch the evening news.  There they would see the millions of non-US illegal aliens who didn't hand in their guns shooting it out with other criminals who didn't hand in their guns.  And as a side story of the evening news they would show the antique gun collector being arrested and hauled off to jail.
    Feel any safer now that you have done the right thing?

    1. Galadriel Arwen profile image74
      Galadriel Arwenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That for of blind trust is why the originators of our country decided we needed a 3 part administration to keep out a watchful eye so nothing bad would happen to the country. Glad it continues to hold back lots of the poorly thought out ideas!

 
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