The Demon from the North Sea...
Joined: May 2010
December 21, 2012 12:02:35 PM
Gonna bring this thread back since there have been recent developments, and I would love to hear ideas on it.
Currently, there is a lot of pressure for the lost of gun rights to the citizens of the United States ever since the school shooting on December 14, 2012. People are hoping with less guns on the streets that violent gun crimes will lessen. However, the other side argues that with less guns the streets will be more dangerous and will lead to the lost of more rights of the people.
Do you guys think gun laws will change dramatically in the US after this horrible event? Do you think, with the lost of gun rights, the US could be spiraling out of the control and start banning whatever they like, such as violent video games (which I think is a high candidate on the hit list since they get lots of flak for cause mass shootings too), cars because they are dangerous, etc.?
First off, I think America is gonna dramatically change. All this gun control is not gonna do anyone good. The plan to secure schools more without arming teachers is gonna cost taxpayers a lot of cash, and then we have to take into account where all other mass shootings are. Movies theaters, military posts (Fort Hood, where soldiers were not allowed to carry), churches, etc. The cost will be enormous to beef up security and even then, we don't have the manpower to secure all these facilities and patrol the city while we're at it. Having an armed civilian in the crowd can help with this, as shown in the Oregon Mall shooting, where a concealed carry permit holder Nick Meli had a weapon and drew on the shooter, causing the shooter to flee and fire one final shoot, which was a suicide round. Sure, Nick didn't open fire, but the threat of force can intimidate a coward who expected no one to stop him.
Secondly, anyone remember 9/11? After 9/11, what the the government do? We ARMED our pilots. We developed training programs to help the pilots and teach them how to deal with dangerous situations and trained them to use a gun. And we also have an armed federal air marshal in the plane to prevent/stop an attack in the cabin. Have we seen another 9/11 since then?
Last of my points for now is, if the government can ban guns, why not ban all the other dangerous things that can kill people? Video games (which everyone here plays and that lots of media in recent shootings attribute to a reason why people go on rampages, despite the fact there are lots of evidence to the contrary), cars, alcohol, food (already starting to see the US government tell people what they should/should not eat), etc. Once you give up one right, you're telling the government that they can take them all.
That's my rant for now...
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