How do you feel about Gun Control?
There seems to be a push toward government intervention and with all the shootings that keep getting publicized in the news, we will all eventually be affected by guns in some way. Now of course we have the 2nd Amendment (for now), but what if the government did attempted to take that right away? What you be comfortable giving up your right to LEGALLY protect yourself while criminals who already ILLEGALLY protect themselves will not only have an upper hand, but an open season to start hunting unarmed homes?
It scares me, frankly. What will happen when honest Americans can't own guns to protect themselves from strangers. I bought a gun for my kids too when they turn 18, so they can protect themselves.
What push? There have been a heap of shootings since Sandy Hook, and nothing has changed. There may be changes at state levels, but I doubt anything at the national level will happen. It is too close to elections and Congress is useless.
As for how I feel, I am in favor of abolishing the Second Amendment and severely restricting gun ownership. Guns would only be allowed for hunting purposes. Absent that level of restriction than I am in favor of universal registration, far stricter background checks and training requirements, and punishment for owners/manufacturers of guns used in violence.
And I know my opinion will cause some to have convulsions, you might as well save your comments. I no longer care what the pro-gun side thinks. I no longer am interested in debate. I can and will vote to take your guns away.
Our nation is one built on independence. Lots of Americans died so that you can have the freedom to state that opinion you just stated. Without gun rights we are basically going backwards. read a history book, find out why we have the right.
Read a book written in this century. I don't live in the past. Guns did nothing to prevent the erosion of our democracy or the rise of the most powerful central government in existence. They are now irrelevant.
I can and will vote to keep my guns.
If Big Brother ever does get them, watch the street gangs rule your home and make you their "toy"
Living in fear of abstractions is a choice you are welcome to. I have better things to do.
Note that the best that junk can do is to "vote" to take our guns away. Actually ~taking~ them away himself? No... that is far beyond his capabilities and abilities. He may find that his 'taking" has much more blowback for him than he ever imagined.
Was wondering when you would show up. I believe in democracy, not authoritarian takings, so it wouldn't ever be MY taking, it would be ours. If you don't like democracy, that's your problem. Can't help you with that.
A man kept destroying his neighbors fence with a bulldozer for years. One day he did not stop at the fence. He destroyed the neighborhood and almost killed people. Houses were destroyed. When there are warning signs people should have things like bulldozers and guns taken away from them.
You do not just need protection from criminals. You also need protection from the crazy people and the people that shoot first and see who it is later. I live in Canada and I do not have a gun so I am biased but there is obviously a problem involving guns in the United States. Problems should be fixed.
Some of the driving laws were changed where I live and it saved a lot of lives. Fewer teenagers are getting into car accidents. Ignoring problems does not help.
In the US the Government now monitors our phone calls, internet use and has centralized cameras in public places. With face recognition software they can trac most people's lives. Once they get the guns, we must obey, we must obey.
Mike you are reacting to the stories that main stream media is pushing out there. They don't tell you about the amount of gun killings that happen in the "Urban" areas all due to ILLEGAL guns. Legal guns are rarely used compared to ILLEGAL.
I'm against gun control. The bad guys will always have guns no matter what we do because they don't care about the law. We need laws that let the good guys have guns for protection.
I also think there's a reason it's the second amendment, not the first or third of fifth or any other number.
The first amendment is for a peaceful revolution.
You have the right to say the government is corrupt
you have a right to publish articles in the media that say the government is corrupt
you have a right to peaceably assemble and protest the government
you have a right to your religion which gives you morals so you can tell when and how the government is being corrupt.
The first amendment is obviously a way for the people to start a peaceful revolution. A war of words and information instead of guns.
If the government limits our words, then we may have to resort to the second amendment, a violent revolution. Although I pray this never happens.
Evil is evil no matter what the choice weapon may be. The law abiding citizens will not be able to protect themselves if made to give up their guns. The right to bear arms at least gives them a fighting chance. I do believe these weapons should be under lock and key though in a home with children or at least kept out of reach.
I don't think it's possible in the U.S. The right to bare arms is right up there with baseball and apple pie. It's ingrained in our national fabric.
Secondly criminals will never abide by laws! Unless all guns were removed from (all citizens) it's unlikely we'd see a major drop in murders by guns because criminals will simply steal them or buy them on the "black market" just like illegal drugs are bought are sold.
People have always killed each other and always will. There were murders long before there were guns. Making guns illegal would only create a huge black market for guns and give criminals the upper hand. If guns were never invented, then these crazy folks would be killing people with swords, or knives, or maybe sticks and rocks. It is important to think about what the government is trying to control when they start taking things away. Are they trying to control guns or citizens? Have we learned nothing from prohibition or the war on drugs?
by JustSimple Info 5 years ago
What do you think about gun control? Stricter or needs to be more lax?This issue always comes up during an unfortunate tragedy, I would like to know what people think. Keep it sensible and respectful please.
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
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by zzron 7 years ago
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by Cindy Vine 7 years ago
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by lesliebyars 5 years ago
How do you feel about gun control? Something has got to be done, but what?
by Mike Russo 2 years ago
Let's face facts people. The 2nd amendment was written for another time and another place. It has no place in today's world. It is causing mentally ill people to commit mass killings. The gun enthusiast who think they are going to protect themselves from government tyranny are...
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