It's not just about having guns or not. Even a plain rock can be used as a deadly weapon. In fact, everything around us can be lethal if used with killer intent. We should not concentrate on eliminating every tool for violence since it's simply not possible. Why not aim for its root cause? The best way to start is educate the young ones about violence and remind them that it won't lead to anything good.
That’s so true, the saying 'guns don't kill, people do' comes to mind.
How do you feel about Swiss gun control laws?
Laws regardless how well-made they are won't be of use without proper implementation. I don't have anything against gun control laws as long as they are seriously carried out. Without action, they are simply empty words.
It all depends on the person.
Give a violent person a gun, the world is less safe.
Give a reasonable, upstanding, level-headed person a gun, the world is a safer place.
It's not the guns that are the problem, they are just a means for violent people to act out their violence.
The question should be are people safe with the people they surround themselves with? I have friends with guns and I feel completely safe with them more so than some other friends of mine that don't know anything about gun safety. The fact still stands that gun violence will go down with less guns, but the fact will still stand that the amount of violent people will probably remain the same. To be honest I think that if we put less media out there that show guns killing people gun violence will actually go down. It's how people think to use the tools given to them.
We live in a complicated world. Well trained and well motivated people are safer with guns. The mere existence of firearms is not a CAUSE of violence. The violence we observe as a society is the product of a very different attitude and deterioration of social responsibility attributable to other issues. We have a great many laws that address the legal purchase and use of firearms, but we cannot legislate good intentions, moral responsibility and judgment. On the other hand, we cannot punish those who have conducted themselves blamelessly to contain those who have violent intent. It is the greater wrong to deny good citizens the right to defend themselves against criminals. The criminals will not willingly disarm.
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