After what happened, is it reasonable to ask for harsher gun laws?
This is absolutely ridiculous, we can't keep giving these people guns. The violence is just too high in this country, we need harsher gun laws!
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
NO! There is nothing reasonable about asking for harsher gun laws, the US has over 20,000 of them already and they don't enforce them, what make you think a few more thousand will chane anything?
It is the liberal gun control bigots and the movie theater that make strict policy against firearms on its premises – even for patrons with concealed handgun permits. The liberal gun control bigot that make gun free zone are to blame, not the law abiding firearm owners.
Why do you feel it is more socially acceptable for a young woman to be raped and strangled with her own pantie hose, than it is for her to explain to the police why she shot the scumbag 6 times?
Only a complete fool would not own a firearm for protection! The firearm is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, or rapist, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation, and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
Not to mention what our fore father thought when they protected our right to keep and bear arms.
"The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens .... from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms .... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."- Thomas Jefferson
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." -Richard Henry Lee
And for those who are just to stupid to understand what was meant by those quotes, Thomas Jefferson knew that there would be idiots that couldn't understand the above, so he said it plain enough so even the most stupid could understand when he said. "No free man shall be debarred the use of arms."
The peoples swords, and every other terrible instrument of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. … The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” -Tench Coxe Feb. 20, 1788
Oh, and by the way we would have more people killed had we more strict gun control laws. Read this story from the same city:
- Christopher HLv 68 years ago
Actually according the FBI violence crime is at a 40 year low and we are at a 45 year low for homicide. But once again a gun free zone has become a mass murder scene. The trend for these active shooter situations to utilize gun free zones should be obvious enough for even the most dense to realize that forcing people to be defenseless is a bad idea. We have over 22.000 gun laws on the books already, many of which are not enforced. Add a few more will not suddenly make criminals or madmen start obeying them.
We don't need more gun laws. We need people to respect human life. 40 years ago this sort of thing was rare. We had higher morals and ethics until the 60s and the "if it feels good, do it" crowd came on the scene. The lack of a moral compass is the problem, not another stupid ineffective gun law.
- Anonymous8 years ago
I disagree with your statement gun laws dont do anything but help the bad guy. The more you restrict firearms the more crime tends to go up because criminals have a job to do and that is to accomplish their goals. Gun control has failed wherever it has been tried just ask the mexicians how nice their country is with all of those gun control laws especially warez where citizens are left defenseless when they are being shot at with guns they are a necessary evil. Guns dont kill people stupid people kill people. There is ABSOLUTELY no need for harsher gun laws nut jobs will act like nut jobs there is nothing that this government or any government in the world can do to stop gun violence guns have always played a important role in stopping crime from happening. After 9/11 the government went all crazy over our freedoms and we let them take them away as a society that is not fair to the law abiding citizens who have always followed the gun laws its just not fair. You cannot keep someone safe and give them freedom at the same time it just does not work.Source(s): Fact!
- margaretaLv 44 years ago
Initially, there is not any such factor as the federal government doing some thing cheap or constrained. Earnings tax started at 1% and was utilized to about 1% of the populace. Now it is ~30% on 100% of the population. Medicaid rate 10s of hundreds of thousands when started, now price 10s of Billions. Nothing the federal government begins as small and restrained stays that method. If you put any restriction on weapons, it is going to eventually be a total ban, it is only a matter of time. 2d, a gun is a device. Just a easy inanimate object that is neither just right or evil. It would make as so much sense to position limits on the number of hammers or cars that a character can own. Who wants a hundred automobiles? However some humans possess that many. And automobiles kill tens of countless numbers more persons every 12 months than weapons. Folks were murdering every other for all of the ~10,000 years of recorded human history, long earlier than guns have been invented. Ban bad men and women, now not inanimate objects. Why must eighty million gun owners unfastened their rights and their freedom to possess a gun just considering 1 nut job abuses it? Punish the 1 nut job, not the 80 million usual folks. That is supposed to be the "land of the free". So depart my freedom to own a gun alone. Either you consider in freedom, or you don't. Clearly you do not.
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- Anonymous8 years ago
Prohibition has worked so well when it comes to illegal drugs why not apply it to guns.
It worked well for Mao when he killed 30 million, Stalin when he slaughtered 22 million, Hitler when he sent 16 million to their deaths and Cambodia when they killed 2 million in less than 2 years. All of these events were proceeded by gun control.
Mugabe in Zimbabwe grabbed all the guns before slaughtering hundreds of thousands of farmers and creating a famine in his own country.
Crime spiked in the UK and Australia when guns were banned.
Modern gun control is a vestige of the old Jim Crow laws, they were created to keep guns out of the hands of blacks.
In the US crime drops when concealed carry is introduced and spikes when gun Control is enacted.
Gun control is a bad trade, you are trading security for freedom and getting neither.
- WeymanLv 68 years ago
HELL NO stay off my 2nd Amendment...Having legal guns is a determent just contact anyone from Kennasaw Ga. ,they have a city ordinance requiring every household to possess a firearm. About the only place with less crime I know of is a little place near here called Deepstep. People kill people...guns are only a tool...I prefer a knife, not as loud.
- reco322Lv 68 years ago
Make it more difficult for people to own automatic weapons, and damn near impossible to own armor piercing bullets (what the hell is the use for bullets that can pierce armor anyway? You're not in a war).
And lastly annual tests gun owners must pass to prove psychological wellness.
Besides that, guns are reasonable.
- Anonymous8 years ago
We should leave gun laws where they are...what we DO need to fix, however, is the Mental Health system in the USA...
Doubtless as this case unfolds we will discover (just as we did with the Virginia Tech shootings) that there were many people already saying "that boy ain't right", but powerless to do anything about it....even this idiot's MOTHER wasn't surprised at what he had done...
- Anonymous8 years ago
you don't even know what the gun laws are so how can you say we need harsher gun laws.
- Anonymous8 years ago
No one gave him a gun fool, and you have no right to take one from anyone. These things have happened in every nation on earth regardless of Gun laws.
Ya cant fix crazy...deal with it.