How Again is Gun Control Beneficial?

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    I was flipping through my Sirius stations today and happened upon "The Ed Show". Ed was screaming, yes, "screaming" at a very mild mannered man who had called in to his show. Ed called him "insane" because he supported the recent supreme court decision regarding gun control.

    On an aside I wondered how someone as enlightened as Ed would go into hysterics and make personal attacks against his caller. I thought the tolerant left didn't regress to such antics. :wtf:

    Anyway, I'd like someone from the "enlightened" side of the political aisle to explain something to me.

    I'm a middle-class, middle-aged white guy with a wife, kids, home, mortgage and dog. We live in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. How will my giving my gun change the near-constant shootings that occur in the inner cities? I know a cop and he told me what is insane is to rely on the police to protect myself and my family. I believed him. If I give up my gun, can Ed, Obama, Pelosi or some other person assure me that my home won't be the target of a gun-wielding home invader?

    I'm willing to be persuaded. Please, enlighten me. Thank you.
     
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    You haven't been paying attention. Criminals with guns are not the problem, it is the law abiding with guns that are a threat. According to the left if we let all those peaceful law abiding people own guns, carry guns and have access to guns then wild west shoot outs will start happening, every parking lot and garage will become the OK corral.

    Of course they have been saying this since 1967 and it has NEVER happened. But hey don't change a good story just because it is an out and out lie.

    Gun ownership and access is PROVEN to be ( except in the deluded mind of gun grabbers) a winning recipe to lower crime rates across the board.

    Now remember, according to the gun grabbers increased access to guns is a crime wave occurring event. Ignore the FACTS, you know those pesky ones where in every city and every State where gun access has been increased has seen crime stats DROP. Any minute now those law abiding citizens will burst out onto the streets and start shooting up their neighborhoods.
     
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    I can't even assure you that you and my family won't be the target attacked by a helicopter gunship.

    Better get yourself a LAWS rocket, too, just in case.
     
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    And you would probably use your gun (if you ever even had to) in a proper manner. You would probably not carry your gun around in your car and then shoot it at another person during a road rage incident. You would probably not decide to go down and boost your local 7-11 some evening because you were high on crack.

    But us enlightened lefties realize that, for every person like yourself, there are a lot of others who don't treat guns that way and who act, shall we say, irresponsibly with them.

    Now - having said that, on a personal level, I agree with you 100%. I have a 12-gauge shotgun propped up in the corner of the bedroom with a box of shells next to it. It isn't loaded, but I figure if I wake up some night and a bad guy is standing at the foot of the bed, all I have to do is say: "Ally, ally oxen free," give him the time out sign, and he will wait while I get up, retrieve the shotgun, load it and then point it at him.

    I jest. The gun really isn't loaded - but it's flipping THERE and so are the shells. And it's going to flipping STAY there!

    Thank you very much.
     
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    I have a veritable arsenal at my house , but the only loaded weapon is my .40 S&W which stays locked in case under my bed when not on my person.
     
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    I believe that rational is inversed, George.
    I don't think the lunatics outnumber the sane ones.
    IOW, for every criminal thug, there a lot of law-abiding citizens that won;t put up with their kind.
     
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    Gun grabbers have been using that argument since 1967. Every time a new local gets ready to pass more lenient gun control laws the gungrabbers all lament that murder, mayhem and shoot outs will skyrocket if anyone is foolish enough to allow more citizen control. And yet in 40 years it has NEVER happened. NOT a single doomsday prediction in 43 years has come true. In fact just the opposite has occurred, where gun laws are relaxed crime goes DOWN.

    The gun grabbers lament that if open carry is passed there will be shootouts in the street, an ok corral in every parking lot and shootouts at all the bars and clubs. Has not happened yet. In 40 years it simply has not happened.
     
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    In other words, you have a gun but can't get to it in time if you need it when someone breaks into your house.

    Makes perfect sense.
     
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