So i just stumbled across this site and am flabbergasted at the delusional people that have commented on repealing the 2nd amendment and anything related to that. I can understand banning or extremely limiting certain guns in the hands of some people. But to just flat out ban guns altogether would be pointless. I'm not going to research the exact numbers on all the guns owned, the flat out 100% premeditated deaths by guns, or even the deaths by guns that weren't premeditated but i'll just give you an example or two. Chicago's death by guns is through the roof and how many of those are from LEGALLY owned? I'm going to go out on a limb and says its a VERY tiny number, i didn't research it but i'm not stupid, i understand generalities. France has a ban on guns and there has been absolutely no deaths related to guns there...OH WAIT...there has...and not just one instance of it in the recent past. Someone referenced going to France because of that particular ban, little good that's going to do you as you are little more than target practice and i'm sorry to say, unlike TV and movies where you see people hiding behind couches and stuff and bullets never hit you, it doesn't happen like that, so you can't just run and hide from someone with an AK-47, for instance. Ban all or specific calibers of ammo or make it very expensive, you say? People will still buy it, steal it, import it, make their own. Wait, ban imports of ammo? Yeah, just like drugs are illegal to import, it's not going to stop the major players. OH...so the little people can't arm themselves because they can't get/can't afford ammo, now the big players (i.e. gangs, mob, drug pushers..you know, people who have access to illegal stuff all the time DESPITE the law) have all the power and you and i are just, you guessed it, target practice. I could go on and on and on and bore you to death with REAL STUFF and not even have to give you a single number because what im saying is, to the best of my knowledge, fairly accurate. Lastly, the Pulse nightclub. It's disgusting at how 1 person could have so much hate in them that they would go those extremes and kill that many people. And from what i heard, the guns he used were legally owned by him. Come to find out, after the fact, this guy had been on a watchlist, had issues with anger, his father supported the Taliban at some point in time, he himself praised ISIS and said it was for them BUT he had the guns legally. So, who dropped the ball there? The government? The people who actually sold him the guns/ammo? His wife, his father, his son? None of them, to an extent. The government had him in their sights but cleared him, probably through the rubber stamp method, or fear of hurting someone's feelings because he was of middle eastern origin and practiced Islam. This, most horrible act, was the fault of that waste of space who bought the guns, bought the ammo and senselessly carried out a senseless act. I don't agree with stereotyping people and hatred because of their race, nationality, creed, religion, etc but when was the last time you saw a christian, jew, buddhist, satanist carry out acts like these? Do not bother flaming me, i don't care if you are offended by what im saying, i dont judge anyone for any reason until they give me a reason to judge them, in other words, if you are a gay asian rapper who practices Islam, if you are happy with your life choices, im happy for you. But if you hate me because i don't practice Islam, i don't like rap music and i love my gun, then i don't want to get to know you. I don't hate you, i just don't need you in my life. All in all, if you think taking away people's rights to carry a gun will make you safer, you are sadly mistaken. Do the research with an unbiased mind and really see what happens in places where there are no guns, but do so with ALL the knowledge. Who lives in these places? Who migrates to these places? What religions are practiced and tolerated there? Tons of other questions you need to ask before you can get the whole picture.
I apologize if i went off on a tangent, i write from the heart and it often leads me in different directions. Just be smart and open-minded before you judge others and condemn yourself. Get the facts.
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