Yep, never get into a shouting match with .40 Caliber. Now, my question is, do the “Gun Control” queers win the argument to get more guns off the street?; Or, are the gun advocates heard, when the say, that man may have his life today, if he were armed?
I say if that man was armed, he just might have lived; he at least would have had a chance.
The war on alcohol (1920-1933) failed miserably. The war on drugs is still is a failing curve and costing millions. Are we going to fool ourselves into thinking a war on guns could possibly succeed? If you make it difficult for me to get a gun because of licensing and ownership laws, I won't be able to get one. Outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns. What makes anyone think that'll stop a criminal, who has already bought several illegal guns, from buying another? Criminals do not follow the laws. Even if you could stop all gun manufacturing and ammunition manufacturing in this country, the criminals would illegally import guns and ammo just as they import drugs. Why should we think it would be any different? Please, if you have an answer, contact me. I'd love to hear it -- honestly.
People getting killed is a terrible thing, and those criminals that kill people need to be punished, whether they use guns, knives, bats, rope, or whatever. It's important, though, we have rationally thought about this before we run off and do something that doesn't make any sense. We need to work not to keep guns away from children, but to teach them (and their parents, and everyone else) the proper use and handling of them. We need to teach them respect for what a gun can do, and we need to demystify them so that they aren't so curious they insist on trying to get their hands on a gun no matter the cost.
People need to be educated, not forced to give up their rights and security. Benjamin Franklin said, "Those who are willing to give up essential liberties for security deserve neither." In the name of fighting terrorism, we are allowing illegal searches of our persons and property at airports. In the name of security, we are allowing the government to search our children's lockers, to perform strip-searches, to install X-ray machines and metal detectors, all so that we can pretend we are safe. The criminals know how to get around all these things, and they do, every day. These measures don't work, and disarming everyone won't work. I hope that we don't have to see this first-hand and experience the failure ourselves, because by then it'll be too late.