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I won't hide my point of view on this one. And I don't want it to sound like "holier than thou" if you disagree with me, but I won't budge on my stance for strict gun control.
I hate guns. I think it's a problem how rampant there are in the US. I looked at the paper today and read about several shootings. It's a daily thing. Sure there are plenty of ways to kill people, if you really wanted to. We could try drive by knifings and machete snipings, but what's the point when guns make it so easy? Just point and pull.
And, oh my God, we're in danger! We have to protect our family from the bad guys who have guns. We needs guns, too! In the car, in case someone tries to shoot you!
I say this because my father (a civilian), who I care for very much, has turned into a gun enthusiast at age 54. There are guns and ammo magazine lying about the house and I hate it. I look through the magazines and think, what are these things for? What's the point in making one? To maim and kill people. To put a whole in you. To take your bones and shatter them, to rip apart your lungs and hearts and slice open your eyeballs. To splatter your brain. Or your balls or vagina or penis.
Do civilians (who do not hunt) need guns?
I'm not going to hate you for owning a gun. I would like to know, who owns guns here and why do you feel you need one?
To get a clear perspective on how shitty our gun problem has become, it helps to step outside the US to a country where guns are illegal. You will that the percentage of murders are very low compared with ours, and gun shootings are extremely infrequent, compared to America's 90 gun murders a day on average.
I know it's the person who pulls the trigger, not the gun, who is the killer. I am also aware that most people buy guns for sport, hunting, or protection. This said, the stats don't lie. In a country that allows people to purchase guns, were gun shops are to be found in nearly every city, an average of 60-65 million people own guns. Isn't that 1 out 5 people? And how many shootings do we have a day? Here's an interesting statistic:
My father wants to take me shooting. A part of me wants to. I've won a gold and bronze medal for target shooting when I was 12 (never got the silver). But how could I look a shooting victim in the eye and say, "I enjoy shooting"? (which I probably would)To better understand the numbers --- In 1998 30,708 Americans lost their lives to gun violence. During the entire Korean War, 33,651 American were killed.
In 1999, there were only 154 justifiable homicides by private citizens in the United States.
I don't mean to piss anyone off, just generate a discussion. Please feel free to counter any of my points, I won't lose respect for you.
I hate guns as well.
I agree that guns solve nothing, but it is fun for some, kinda like a game. *shrug* I dunno, never had the urge to kill / hurt animals or humans with it and I reckon I never will....Originally Posted by goodman
BUT! I just have to point out the irony of how you spelled 'hole' as 'whole'
if that's not irony, I don't know what is.
quickest derail ever.Originally Posted by joeAR
I don't own a gun. But I don't think they should be banned, either. They just hold no interest for me.
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yeah, i'd agree that guns suck, unfortunantly in the reality we live in ... once one person gets a gun ...
and on that note, you can't always trust the authorities to be there when you need them.
just another mess that humans have gotten themselves into and can't get out of.
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that's the mindset of people. but how much safer does it make you once your "enemy" has a gun? What are you doing to make enemies in the first place? there's the problem.Originally Posted by innocentboy