Lynn how would you feel if someone was trying to take away your right to free speech? Ya I know the answer but hopefully that will give understanding to how we feel.
Whoa that's totally different man, because I drive a car. We should ban guns, because I think they are scary.Since comparisons to automobiles seem to be popular:
CNN)—A driver veered onto a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, injuring more than 30 people in what authorities described as an "intentional" act.
At least one person was killed and 37 others injured near the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday night, authorities said.
Witnesses said the woman was driving down Las Vegas Boulevard before her car jumped onto the sidewalk and started striking pedestrians.
She allegedly drove the 1996 Oldsmobile sedan with Oregon plates onto the sidewalk at different spots and hit more people before barreling down the road.
Trying to keep this discussion honest. Specious statements do not move it in the right direction.Lynn how would you feel if someone was trying to take away your right to free speech? Ya I know the answer but hopefully that will give understanding to how we feel.
Gun ownership in Australia was never big before hand, the banning of particular weapons hardly impacted the majority of Australians.A lot of this is just round and round bantering saying the same thing.. What it really boils down to is not a "gun" problem, it is a "violence" problem. Violence and violent people have always existed.
John Lott is an intelligent person by many peoples standards, and he was the one coined the phrase "An armed society is a polite society". With the reality that violent crime rate is in fact dropping, while the firearms ownership rate is increasing, he may very well be correct.
The UK and Australia have all but banned private ownership of firearms, especially those that may be used for self defense. When that happened, violent crime when through the roof. I believe home invasion robberies in Australia climbed 300% or something outrageous like that. It was all due to feel good legislation because of one mass shooting. Same thing in the UK, a mass shooting was the reason for the banning of most firearms in the UK. Their violent crime rate did not fall, it increase. Per 100k people, the UK is more violent than the US by a large margin. If I weren't at work slacking on my duties to write this post, I would cite references to back up my claims, but alas..