Why do US citzens allow gun ownership?
Deaths from guns in one year: 17-Finland,
39 England and Wales,
and in the USA - 9,484!
Well, here in America, we like to practice what I like to call Anti-Logic. It is when you believe the complete opposite of what all the evidence tells you. So for instance, thousands of heat records being broken is proof that Global Warming is just a myth. Our high teen pregnancy rates just means not enough kids get Abstinence-only education. Our high incarceration rate just shows how much we love freedom. AND, last but not least, our high levels of gun deaths proves how much safer guns make us.
You ought to give Anti-Logic a try. For example, punch someone in the face and tell them it is because you love them. It really is great fun.
In the same way that more abstinence-only classes won't lower teen pregnancy, more gun laws won't decrease gun related violence. When existing practices have proven ineffective, the answer is not more of the same approach, but a new approach.
I agree, but the existing practice is lax or non-existent gun laws. Many states do not require permits or registration and do not ban assault rifles. A new approach would be to actually have gun laws.
If he had plowed into the theatre with a car or truck and killed people would you be making the same argument? Let's ban all cars? Also, please quantify "high levels of gun deaths" and compare that number to automobile deaths.
Either all weapons are equally capable of killing or they are not. If they are not, then it is a reasonable approach to restrict access to those which are the most lethal. I said nothing of bans.
I think that the difference between guns and other objects that can kill is that guns are specifically designed to kill and wound whereas a car is specifically designed to drive.
Perhaps it would be an interesting study to compare the restrictions and regulations on cars to gun ownership?
Many would debate that first statement. There are thousands and thousands of shooters who own guns for no purpose besides sport shooting. Trap shooting, skeet shooting, target shooting, etc. It's even a sport in the Olympics after all.
I don't see why car-like requirements wouldn't be appropriate for guns. Registration, training, licensing, and transfer of ownership. We recognize the inherent dangers of vehicle use, but give guns a free pass. Doesn't make sense to me.
Junkseller I think we have found some common ground on that one. That is a valid argument that few could logically dispute. Well stated.
Huntnfish..I think you will find that guns were designed to kill for hunting; guns for sport came after
Because our founders were wise men who knew that the right of self defense was vital to maintaining freedom. Are you familiar with history? Genocides? Research genocides and you will find that the people being tortured and killed had one thing in common---they were unarmed.
I'm not sure what country you call home but it sounds like a dictator or an armed group could easily round you up and make you do whatever they wanted. Sounds like fun, right?
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