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I agree with this as well.
So you're suggesting this type of thing happens all the time to black children and the media doesn't report it? That seems a little extreme.
The problems is that you're talking apples and oranges. I could obtain all those items, but they still aren't going to hurt anyone on their own. I would have to go out of my way to make those objects become harmful and alter their intended purpose. The intent of guns is to inflict damage. You do not have to do anything other than pull the trigger. Guns are the one product in the US that there is a giant backlash when the product actually performs to its intention. No one is suing a knife company because someone tried to stab their spouse. It is only when the product does not work in its intended purpose, then there will be legal action taken against a company. Why is it only guns? Because guns are inherently dangerous and the US has allowed them to become even more dangerous with loose guns laws.
You know, I see people saying this in every thread, but could someone actually provide some evidence supporting it? I don't support a gun ban or anything like that, but I think this whole "criminals don't buy guns legally" argument may be a bit overblown.
Also to assert that everyone who murders someone is "not mentally stable" just isn't accurate. A fit of rage can easily end up as murder if someone has a handgun or another type of gun readily available at their disposal, especially if intoxicated.
I agree, I see no purpose in having assault rifles
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Would you be against assault rifle bans, bans on extended clips, psychological exams, etc. I just dont see the harm in increased measures.
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
No, you'd have to have a problem with anger issues if in a fit of rage you go so far as to kill someone. Normal, well adjusted people don't kill other people.
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Hunting knives are designed for hunting, just as butcher knives are for butchering. There are no "killing people knives." Just like there are guns, rifles, designed for hunting. You're not going to see as much of a backlash against those types of guns because (a) they are big and noticeable and (b) they are automatic, so they are not easy to reload and constantly shoot. Same with shotguns. My family owns both types and I have no problem with either type of gun. Those two type of guns are not used in massacres because of those two reasons.
I personally do not like handguns because they do not fit those two categories I outlined, but I know it is impossible to try to ban handguns in this country.
So... Where's that link showing how many guns used in shootings were bought legally?
Well you can't buy a gun legally if you've committed a felony. Sure some people buy guns legally then commit their first crime, but there's absolutely no way to prevent that. Even if all gun sales were banned, there's still a private sales market that will never go away. I just don't see away to keep crazy people from doing crazy things..... unless we just lock them all up.
This is a terrible argument, no offense. Criminals are criminals because they deviate from the normal grounds of society. If we viewed every other policy on what criminals are willing to do, then we should go ahead and legalize everything else we have deemed unsafe. Do away with laws against on drugs, drunk driving, cigarettes, etc. If people are able to drive home after drinking and get home safe then let them. Why should society stop them? I'll tell you why. Because the risk involved is much higher when they get behind the wheel after drinking. Just as there is a greater risk for me to develop lung cancer from second hand smoke at a restaurant that allows smoking. There is always the chance that everything will be fine, but the risk elevates because of external factors involved like drunk driving and smoking. Same theory applies with guns. When guns laws are loose, then you are more likely to have people obtain guns legally who have not had problems with the law in the past and still go on mass shooting sprees. More should have been done to prevent this individual from obtaining guns.
When you see these massacres, none of these shooters were criminals prior to the shootings. But they all obtained guns legally. You can most certainly prevent this with stronger background checks that will make all buyers go through a psych evaluation.
Here's an article about some guns facts that I thought was interesting.
Lamp, are any of your guns assault rifles? If the government asked you to turn those in, would you?
I know the shooter didn't use an assault rifle, but I fail to see why any citizen needs an assault rifle.
I do at least once a week. Must be where you live in rural Alabama
Just a little devil's advocate here..... so what happens when some asshole passes the psych eval, then breaks into a house and kills everyone in it and we find out that the homeowner couldn't defend himself because he flunked his eval for some reason.
There's no simple solution to this problem.
I don't live in Alabama.
For fun, I'm not turning in any gun from my hand gun, to shot gun, to rifle, to AR-15
You see where 20 kids are murdered in a massacre at a school every week?
"Sorry it took me so long to answer. I was just thinking about how weird it is that we eat birds." - Tracy Jordan
So you live in a rural area where black people aren't around in hugh numbers
Did I say that?? Go back, read what I quoted and report back to me
The problem isn't the guns, not gun control, not any gun regulations, it's the American people. We can never be accounted for anything, the values aren't there, more and more people want handouts, the people in this nation is on a 50/50 right now. Take guns away and another civil war will most likely occur
Wrong again, but keep throwing out your stereotypes.
Yes, you did say that, considering the context of this conversation.
If that's not what you meant, then maybe you should think about why separate instances of violence resulting in fewer deaths don't receive as much media coverage as mass murders.
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