"Evil people kill people with anything they can get their hands on."
Take away guns, and they'll break out the knives, grenades, poison, bare fists, water, carbon monoxide, hell f*ckin baseball bats.
Take away guns, and you tell me how many people in Detroit Michigan who AREN'T criminals are gonna have a backup defense.
Take away guns and you tell me how you're gonna defend yourself against a 7 foot muscle man who breaks into your house to rape and kill the wife and kids. Heck maybe even the man of the house.
Take away guns and you tell me how that's going to stop the illegal distribution of them.
Criminals will ALWAYS get their hands on their drugs and guns no matter HOW illegal they are. God you people and this argument are so ignorant to those who might feel a little safer in their home at night by having one. Sheesh.
Problem I saw was never whether people with guns kill, but who was carrying them, and who gets killed. Interesting statistic: The average number of deaths in a shooting stopped by the police:13 The average number of deaths in a shooting stopped by an armed Civilian:3
I consider myself to be both pro-gun and pro-gun control. I just wish the arguments for BOTH sides weren't so childish.
If we *America* are going to go through with Gun Control, there are better ways than bans and national registries. But if we really wanted too we could outlaw all firearms, we simply need to be ready for the fallout that would occur afterwards.
Until we can make up our minds, I'll keep a-hold of my firearms, and keep teaching people about firearm safety.