Guns are manufactured to kill humans and not animals. Do you agree?
If guns are manufactured to kill humans and not animals, why is it that we are shocked when guns are used to kill humans?
No, I do not agree. Military weapons, yes. 99.9% of gun owners you will never here about. It is the criminal element, the mentally insane, that have given guns a bad reputation. I live in the South of the United States where almost everyone owns a firearm of some sort. Just like the old saying that is very true "Guns do not kill people, people kill people."
I do not agree, mainly because I use guns for fun and entertainment. Honestly, I think killing humans with guns is not valuable and just boring. If you're going to kill someone, use a knife. And a bow and arrow is just degrading. But I see how easy it is to kill someone with a gun. You don't even need to think about it, just pull a lever. So no, I'm not shocked. It's really saddening and depressing when it happens.
I agree and I really wish we would enact some common sense controls. Unfortunately, anytime you mention control people have to get irrational and equate that with trampling freedom etc.
I see no reason why we should not require proper training, licensing, and monitoring of weapons. People can buy them far too easily, they are not usually properly trained in handling and safety, and there are too many loopholes allowing anyone easy access - including those with obvious mental defects.
You seem to miss the link between gun licencing and monitoring with confiscation. Why would any government want to know the whereabouts of every gun if they didn't want the power to take them away? Have you read any history?
The government monitors all vehicles as well, have they come to confiscate your car without good reason? no. This argument is typical and fear-based and makes no sense. No one is taking your guns away.
Lol...of course they won't take everybody's cars away. That's just silly. Cars cannot resist government oppression, but people with guns can. That's why we have the 2nd Amendment. Again, you must not be familiar with genocides in history...
Don't patronize me, I am plenty familiar with history. REGULATION is NOT confiscation no matter how you fear mongers spin it.
It's not confiscation YET...that's what you can't seem to understand.
Firearms are designed and engineered to launch a projectile. Military weapons systems are designed for lethality, thus some of those projectiles contain an explosive charge or ability to fragment (e.g., grenade launchers, artillery rounds, and "smart" projectiles) to increase the radius of damage. These projectiles are highly specialized and strictly controlled.
Arms for the civilian market for target-shooting, hunting and self-defense, vary in design according to the desired purpose and purchaser's preference, whether it's optimum accuracy (which requires very consistent weight and dimensions of the cartridge components) or performance on game. The person operating or wielding the firearm makes the choice on what the intended target may be. The firearm is a tool, which is a bit difficult for the metropolitan or urban dweller to absorb, since they are distanced from rural realities.
I readily recognize that we live in a more violent society, and I have my own supportable theories on that, but I've been a shooter for 50+ years and have used firearms responsibly in that time. I am a U.S. Marine veteran, I have a permit carry a concealed weapon, obtained after a national agency check and classroom instruction, and I carry discreetly to protect myself and others. I will not relinquish that right voluntarily.
I'm also licensed to drive an automobile and not a day goes by that I don't witness some fool texting while driving, in obvious violation of the law and "common sense" (however that may currently be defined).
It is a poor interpretation of justice to penalize those who conduct themselves responsibly and properly for the misdeeds of those who violate the laws of God and man.
Within my social outreach, those that scream the loudest for "gun control" seem to have allowed the television to babysit their children, apparently oblivious to the 1500-1800 homicides these children witness on network television in a year. Or they buy computers for their offspring's education, only to realize the kids are playing computer games that simulate and reward violence and bloodshed. Want to reduce violence with firearms? Promptly address antisocial behavior, animal abuse and bullying. Let's focus on responsible parenting instead of putting kids on autopilot for unsupervised play. If your head is screwed on tightly, teach your thought processes and behavioral standards to your children and model your high standards and polished judgment for them.
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