Originally Posted by siliconfanatic
So, you could care less for a right to protect yourself? its like ophcrack, its meant for good, so why should a few nut jobs give us reason to swing the hammer on it?
There's a difference between having the right to defend yourself and the right to bear a semi-automatic assault rifle...
Originally Posted by walle
Typical socialist / leftist / rainbow coalition logic: If somebody, somewhere, does something bad, than all others should either voluntarily give up their rights, and if not, have those rights either infringed upon, or completely removed.
Your juvenile, irrational and emotional "thinking" has become a cancer in our society today.
As for disarming the population solving mass shootings? Perhaps you English should look at what happened in Norway, over 70 people killed. Need I remind you that he didn't use an automatic assault rifle.
Point is this: A: Banning guns, or restricting them, would NOT prevent mass shootings. B: There will always be people around who want to see the world burn. C: Anyone who is motivated enough will get their hands on the weapons they need to commit the crime.Lastly,
I really shouldn't make the obvious "typical right-wing" comment...
Where do you draw the line with 'a few people' doing something bad - it's only a small number of people in the world that would want to set off car bombs but they're illegal in the US (at least I hope they are). You might argue that explosives strapped to cars are only designed to kill people, but that's exactly what assault rifles are designed for - not 'protection'.
Restricting gun sales doesn't stop mass shootings, but it certainly restricts the number of them
USA - 62 in the last 30 years
UK - 3 in the last 30 years.
I admit that it's also a cultural / social thing and not simply to do with the number of guns available.
And as to the 'lacking attention span' comment - just because some people have previously stated their opinion
as to why 'mericans should be allowed access to guns, that doesn't mean that I have to agree...