If guns make America safer, do nuclear weapons make the world safer?

Why are we so cautious about Iran getting nuclear weapons then?

Update:

Which country has Iran invaded in the last 300 years?

The US has invaded numerous countries within the last 50 years, and actually USED 2 nuclear weapons on cities full of civilians. So who is more of a "convicted murderer"?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Nuclear weapons don't make the world safer and the number of people killed every year in the U.S. proves that guns should be made illegal.

  • 8 years ago

    We can not have the world as we would like it to be,

    but must accept it as it is.

    As Thomas Sowell points out, there are two visions through which most people

    view the world. The Tragic Vision, and then there's The Vision Of The Anointed.

    The tragic vision accepts the world as it is and tries to work around it.

    The vision of the anointed proclaims the world as it "should be" and sincerely

    believes it can bring it into being by "good" intentions.

    But it was not good intentions that defeated Imperial Japan or Nazi Germany.

    Nor was it good intentions that finally defeated the USSR.

    It was America armed to the teeth and willing to use such force if necessary.

    As to the lunatics in Iran:

    We should snuff out their nuclear potential by whatever means necessary.

  • 8 years ago

    Nuclear weapons are a double edged concept. First of all, its a damned nuclear weapon. You don't want any of them flying around if your country is going to do well in the future. Secondly, nobody is going to throw any around if anyone else has them as well, by mutual assertion of destruction. (Both sides with lose)

    With Iran, they don't understand or care about what a nuclear war will do. They just want to get their weapons while hiding it under the guise of an energy program. And first thing they will do is use their nuclear weapons for no good.

  • 4 years ago

    those with weapons are nonetheless maniacs, you will in no way get removed from people who gets a gun and kill somebody. So in case you gave them nuclear skill, then i assume the completed international is screwed, haha :)

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  • ROC-D
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    No nuclear weapons destroy the world.

    Source(s): ROC-D
  • 8 years ago

    Your premise is false. Guns don't make America safer.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes they do.

    For the same reason you don't allow a convicted murderer to have a gun.

  • Romeo
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Yes.

    Should we outlaw cars, because they are deadly weapons?

    NHTSA said it estimates 7,630 people died in vehicle crashes in the first three months, up from 6,720 in the first quarter of 2011.

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120720/AUTO01...

    Woman drives car into street party, around 30 hurt

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/16/12254...

    Ohio woman drives into crowd, injures dozens Saturday, June 16, 2012

    http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-06-16/news/32...

    Man drives car into crowd in Fremont Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/man-drives-car-cro...

    Man drives car into crowd gathered outside Oklahoma City nightclub; no one seriously hurt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 05, 2012

    http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d75086aa7284...

    Man drives car into a crowd of people

    http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2011/12/10/polic...

  • 8 years ago

    Well... what's a good simile.

    Ok, why not give your 8 year-old a loaded handgun.

    Same principle.

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