Of course their are and people should be able to have guns for them. Hell people should be able to have guns for protection. You're right though...the gun is never at fault; I agree whole heartedly...you're thinking is still off though.
You're being silly and probably on purpose. I get that you've gotten yourself kind of caught here but you seem to be going deeper into this downward spiral. I'm trying to help pull you out but you just keep going on about things that haven't been said and using them as the basis for this lame excuse of an argument.
Guns don't kill people...I got it, I posted it earlier and I agree with it. Yet...here we are and here you are making arguments as if I've said otherwise. We're probably not as far apart as it seems in our feelings towards firearms.
What have I gotten myself "caught" with? I'm baffled as to the vagueness behind whatever spiral you're talking about.
I'm actually not being silly.. I'm quite at a loss as to why people are going in the wrong direction and blaming things that won't help prevent these, if it's even possible in the realm of reason.
It's as if a rape is committed and some irate group of people decide to start attacking chloroform and it's availability.
I'm not a huge fan of guns, personally, but if I feel compelled to buy one for self defence I don't see why not. Granted, I have more hoops to jump through in Canada but the right to bear arms here is seen differently than in the states. Therefore, I look at what the intent was when creating the second amendment, and what place guns have in a society that views them as commonplace as pets -- the rationality behind education and testing, versus irrationality and pointlessness of excessively regulating or banning.
Ok so then if we/they can't control what goes on on the street then they shouldn't do anything about what they can control?
How many guns on the street do you think were originally obtained legally?
US government doesn't have the resources, nor the competency, to eliminate guns from the wrong hands. Education and more extensive testing is a far better proposal, albeit the effectiveness of that is also quite limited.
Edited by zaibatsu, 15 December 2012 - 05:52 PM.