Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:04:40 PM
"Guns don't kill people" "A gun is just like a crossbow" "Oh next you`re going to ban rocks".
If any of you actually believed anything you were saying, you wouldn`t have a gun, you`d have a rock.
Regulate guns like you regulate any of the other things on that list (Cars need to be registered, you need a license, you need to prove you can drive a car responsibly, it gets taken away from you if you misuse it (not just by killing people with it.))
That`s a reasonable discussion everyone but Republicans are capable of having.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:48:30 PM
"It's not the gun that kills, it`s the speeding bullet ripping thru flesh that pretty much does the job..."
But again, lets see that bullet go "ripping thru flesh" without a person first sending it on its journey. As I already said, the gun is a tool, like any other. Its only dangerous if its used in such a way as to make it dangerous, like any other tool. Is a screwdriver dangerous when used as intended? Sure, but only minimally so. However, when you throw it at someone, or stab at someone with it, it can potentially be deadly. I`ve fired many different guns, many different times. Still haven`t killed anyone, though. Yet. When it happens, it will be a matter of self-defense.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:57:14 PM
"A gun is designed to send a projectile at a target. Much like a bow & arrow, crossbow or slingshot. This is it's primary purpose. A car is designed to move from "point A" to "point B"."
Thank you 5Cats! THAT was the point I was trying to make. You can`t compare Apples to Oranges & expect a reasonable debate...
"Any other STUPID questions?"
Just one. Is it...you know...THAT time of the month?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:42:13 PM
"International comparisons show conclusively that fewer gun owners per capita produce not only fewer murders by firearm, but fewer murders per capita over all. In the case of Britain, firearms murders are 48 times fewer than in the US."
Sources? Keeping in mind that there are also sources that claim the exact opposite. You can spin almost any "study" to show the exact results that you want it to. As stated earlier, guns DO NOT kill people. Seriously, all joking aside, when is the last time you heard about a gun getting up, walking around, and shooting people? Seriously. A gun is a tool. I can kill someone with a gun. A hammer is a tool. I can kill someone with a hammer. Oh, my god!!! Lets ban hammers now, before its too late!!! Don't blame the tool, blame the person that used it in that way.