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:
· 7 years ago