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When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

As Promised...Guns: What say YoU?

But Do they ReallY?
Should we start with the obligatory review of the Second Amendment..or just dispense with that?
ok a snippet.."..the people shall have the right to keep and bear arms.."

Ok I hear you already..Aren't guns dangerous?..Well in the wrong hands, cars, knives and toaster ovens are dangerous too. Criminals use guns to murder innocents but they also use cars as getaways and terrorists have even been known to use planes to fly into buildings to harm civilians.

You know where I'm going with this don't you?
Perhaps if we focus more on the criminal instead of his "weapon of choice", we would get somewhere. Perhaps if criminals who used guns to commit violence were to actually remain incarcerated, we would get somewhere.

Ok for the stats:
John Lott

86 million people own over 200 million guns in the U.S., but only around 30,000 are involved in deaths each year.That is 1&1/2 percent. So why the gun control laws?

Washington D.C. banned handguns in the 1970's and by the 1990's their homicide rate had tripled.
Do you really think a criminal who decided to commit murder is going to hesitate breaking the 'gun control' law?

Of course another one of the concerns is the safety of our children. Last time I checked,the obligation to protect children in their own homes remains the responsibility of their parents. Sadly, children die in fires,car accidents,even by drowning in the family bathtub. But since when do we legislate based on reckless, inattentive parents?

Gun control laws leave us defenseless against criminals.
Every single year nearly 80,000 civilians use guns to defend themselves against violent crime.
Why does the media never report those incidents?
And why, when women, as a last resort against abusive boyfriends or husbands,-use guns for self defense (oftentimes after a life of abuse and horror)..they are treated like the criminal not the victim?

The Second Amendment confers the right of 'people- of individual members of American society - to arm themselves.

Who can make the claim that we have not the right to defend our very own lives?

If someone has an opposing point of view..please I invite you to politely express it to me.:)

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  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger Is It Just Me? said…

    You're right, it isn't the weapon it is the person. Yet, carrying a weapon is asking for trouble. In a perfect world there would be no need to arm oneself with any weapon. Too bad, this isn't a perfect world.

  • At 7:36 PM, Blogger Buckley F. Williams said…

    "Yet, carrying a weapon is asking for trouble."

    I would argue that in some situations not carrying one is asking for trouble.

    "In a perfect world there would be no need to arm oneself with any weapon."

    Agreed. Nothing would make me happier.

  • At 8:11 AM, Blogger David said…

    I'm with you except for the "remain incarcerated".

    I believe a reversion to the fair and just OT biblical standards of an "eye for an eye" and punitive restitution (to the person or family harmed, not to "society") would do more good.

    Well, that and sending victims (and not-yet-victims) to a firing range for regular instruction and practice.

  • At 2:59 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    How stupid do you have to be to believe that criminals are going to obey gun control laws? They don't mind breaking other laws, so why would they follow these?

    Ultimately, gun control laws leave law-abiding citizens unprotected and weakened. How nice of the government to look out for us.

  • At 5:20 AM, Blogger Middle Class Guy said…

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Guns are inanimate objects like knives, blunt objects, ropes, vehicles, and any other thing that can be used to kill someone. People are atabbed, beaten, run over, strangled, even burned to death. There is no agenda to ban any other inanimate objects.

  • At 4:50 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    a homicidal bomber murderer walks into an Israeli cafe at mid-day where women and children are gathering in joy to eat their lunch in peace...and then...because the murderer's leadership has stolen all the world aid given to his people and they have deprieved him the opportunity to see a brighter tommorrow..decides to meet his 72 maidens somewhere on the other side by exploding himself into tiny pieces!!!!NOW..you tell me...WAS IT THE GUN's FAULT???? (or perhaps the one that didn't stop him in time)


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