Gun Control Do you care?
Do you care about all the talk about gun control? Do you think anything will happen with all the talk?
Absolutely! The best way to enslave a Country is to take away their arms. This is why we have the 2nd amendment.
I would care if we got rid of it in the UK, then we would have descended to the low levels of those countries that don't have gun control.
You mean like Switzerland? Such low levels!
Yep, any country that doesn't have control of weapons has sunk to a low level.
The UK has less gun crimes, but more overall crimes committed from Rape to Robbery etc...There is no correlation between gun control and reduction in violence. The Swiss have a gun in every household and a lower murder rate than the UK
On the latest figures Switzerland is 23rd with 68 murders from fire arms, Uk is 39th with 14 murders by fire arms.
Out of interst, the USA is 4th, with about 9400 murders by fire arms.
I would assume that if you're American you care about gun control; you either care on one side, the otherside or somewhere in between. I think it is our duty and responsibility as an American to care. Yes, something is going to happen. I live in New York and we recently implemented the stricted Gun Control laws in the United States following the tragedy in Connecticut. To be honest, more people are screaming against the new policy then screaming for it. A very large majority of the state is outraged. Our Governor acted immediately and probably irrationally as a response to the tragedy and now people are waiting for he to respond in a more appropriate manner since having time to calm after the storm. Things have already happened and I'm sure it's not over.
The only thing I care about is the ignorance people continue to show concerning the matter. Everyone runs around wailing that the government is going to take all of our guns and Obama is just like Hitler - both of which couldn't be more inaccurate. I just wish people would educate themselves on the matter instead of just spouting out asinine mistruths all over the place. The United States will never ban all weapons and it will never take all the guns from all the people - if people would just stop being stupid and stop indulging in sensationalism, I think the whole gun control thing would have died down by now.
Owning a gun is a right, but we as a country must also responsibly exercise that right.
Requiring citizens to go through training and tests to use firearms, just like we do with motor vehicles, should be required and properly enforced everywhere.
We should perform background checks on all gun buyers to make sure people who do cause harm to others and would most likely cause harm with a gun, do not gain easy access to this particular lethal weapon.
Guns should be tracked, so people who misuse firearms and others who knowingly sell firearms to people intending to do harm and who commit crimes cannot do so with ease.
Weapons which enable people to kill massive numbers of others should not be available. Buy a pistol for self defense, buy a shot gun, but not an automatic weapon.
Medical professionals and law enforcement alike should be able to keep detailed statistics on gun crime, injuries, and deaths. As well as perform extensive research regarding these matters. A well informed population makes better decisions, both personally and as a community.
Will these safeguards prevent all gun crime? No. Will these safeguards prevent others from committing harm in other ways? No. Will these safeguards lower the number of gun related suicides and accidents? Probably not. But these measures do and, with better oversight and enforcement, will put a dent into problems arising from a majority of an adult population being able to own and carry firearms in the United States.
We owe it to ourselves and to our fellow citizens to be responsible and to make sure we do everything we can, that we take every necessary and reasonable precaution, to ensure people do not abuse or take lightly such a potentially dangerous liberty.
In such a public discussion I don‘t think there is one “best” answer, but personally I think this would be the best. That is to say this is the one I agree with the most. Thank you for representing true moderate thinking.
Too many think of this as a
I do very much care. I wish that people would understand that the 2nd Amendment DOES NOT give us the right, but rather, it PROTECTS the inherent right we already have. I am working up to a Hub on this very topic as it seems that people have so many different stances on it; from all the way to one side or the other or anyplace in the middle.
Things already have happend. Some states have tightened their laws and others have laxed theirs.
I have three major issues that concern me regarding gun control.
1. I think people should learn the proper way to use a gun. If you learn from your parents, then go to the shooting range, take a test and be done with it. If you never held a gun before, take a course.
2. Gun safety. Keep guns out of the reach of children. Make them aware you have a gun, and they are not to touch it under any circumstances, until they are old enough and then under your supervision.
3. Guns are not toys. Therefore, do not use them to celebrate the Fourth of July by shooting it into the air. My wife and I visited the home of a mother, whose child my wife once taught, who was killed when a bullet fell from sky and killed him. There was another incident a year later at a Fourth of July celebration where guns were being fired into the air. One person died. The other is paralyzed.
The constitution does guarantee the right to bear arms. However, there is an inherent responsibility that the guns be handled in a responsible manner.
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http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=41874You got that right! We can't let that happen here!
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