Guns: how much longer will it take .........for the penny to drop?:
Easy access to guns leads to far too many easy killings of innocent people.:
canada has strict laws when it comes to handguns, no conceal and carry,
weapons must be locked and properly stored when transporting,
long guns are regulated but easier to obtain
most of the gun violence in canada has been centered around gangs,
when these guns are confiscated they invariably come from the US
I think the answer is above.
Not for more than a century, if ever.
Those irrationally attached to a "freedom" which results in the
slaughter of thousands a year have too much influence for sanity to prevail.
David´s argument is unlogical.
Just because you are armed does not mean you cannot get shot.
This is true.
The 2nd Amendment does not promise that u will win every gun fight.
It only promises u that government will not go into partnership
with the bad guy by making u helpless to defend yourself,
thereby aggrandizing the killer at your expense.
Guns should only be sold to people who really need them -
and not people who think they need them.
That 's unconstitutional and un-American,
against the promise of equal protection of the laws.
ONLY the citizen customer has authority to make that decision,
and his life depends on his choice.
Quote:You have to prove you can shoot.
U don 't.
The same as to vote, u don t need to prove u can read.
No one has authority to enforce such a thing.
Quote:You have to prove you have no criminal records
Then what happens to equal protection of the laws ?
After Leona Helmsley got out of federal prison,
morally and logically, she had as much right
as anyone and as everyone to defensive gunnery.
You have to prove you can lock up the guns and noone can get at them except you.
What about your family members who may need to defend your home?
U have a right to lend your property.
If u are so ungenerous as to lend your guns to your friends
or relatives, thay can be killed in consequence.
Then that makes a lousy friend.
Quote:It should be illegal to have them at your bedside
or carry them with you just because you think you need them.
I surmise that u are a violent criminal afraid of being injured
by your future victims ?
or maybe you are the parent of a robber or burglar
and u fear that one the victims of your child,
will fight back and kill him ? Is that it ?
Quote:You have to prove you are mentally stable
Government simply has NO authority
to interfere in this, but it has authority to dispose of and isolate
people who become violent, with or without guns.
Quote:You are only allowed to use a gun for the purpose you get
an allowance for when you are a hunter only for hunting.
Guns are for self-defense.
Thay can also incidentally be used for hunting.
This is just a lot of foolishness that u posted.
WHERE did u get all of this ??
I grew up in a family with several hunters and I knowseveral hunters.
Noone has any gun around except locked up
No one ever carries any form of gun around except for going hunting
No one ever had the idea of having to carry a gun for personal protection
Every one of the old generation died a natural death never having to protect themselves using a gun.
I would not feel secure staying with a family carrying guns around or having them by the bedside.
..... Easy access to guns leads to far too many easy killings of innocent people.:
U have it turned around BACKWARD.
The people were killed
because of the difficulty of their getting defensive guns.
If thay had been well armed when the killer opened up
his life woud probably have been over within a few seconds.
GUN CONTROL CAUSES UNNECESSARY DEATH.
GUN CONTROL PROTECTS MURDERERS ON-THE-JOB.