Knee jerk? This is what you said the last time.
How many times do we have to bring it up before it stpos being "knee-jerk"?
Do you even know what knee jerk is? I'll help you:
The overreaction and typical calls to ban or ridiculously limit guns right when an incident like this happens, is what makes it knee jerk.
Might want to look at what the driving force compelling this issue to stay atop things, irrationally, mind you, rather than get to the bottom of what actually caused this to happen.
Oh, do tell: What do you "need" a gun for?
Protection from criminals, protection from government, and if I feel so compelled, to legally shoot something. I tend to live in urban areas (especially when I was in the US) so I'm not out in places like a friend of mine in rural Alaska where people use their guns for hunting to eat, I'm fairly sure that's a legitimate issue they shouldn't have to run by you.
There's obviously plenty of reasons what a gun is needed for, unfortunately there's too many people who wish to so fervently trivialise rights because they personally don't see a reason to use them.
Edited by zaibatsu, 14 December 2012 - 05:30 PM.