Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Luddly Neddite, Nov 24, 2012.
San Antonio Man Allegedly Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper
Man Threatens To Stab Kmart Customers As Black Friday Line Gets Ugly (VIDEO)
More fighting that would be avoided if we all had guns.
If only you had a brain.
The guy with the gun didn't do anything until he was attacked. I don't know, maybe the guy doin' the punchin' was 6'5" and the guy getting punched was 5'5"?
If the guy knew ahead of time everyone in line was armed would he have cut in front of them? I think not.
From the article:
Looks like the gun worked! Looks like no one was injured either except the guy who got punched.
Nothing like a good shootout to get yourself into the holiday spirit.
Worked out great, the line cutter ran away. I see no problem.
And the guy who got punched was the guy with the gun. The line cutter is lucky he wasn't shot. Maybe he'll think twice next time before trying to bully his way to the front of the line.
Challenge for Luddite:
I will present a scenario for you and you must chose the action you'd take.
You are a common thief who is looking for a victim to rob. You come across three likely victims:
Middle Aged Man
One of them is armed, the other two are not. Obviously you don't know which one is so you must decide. If you choose the unarmed one you will escape unharmed but if you choose the armed one you will be shot dead.
Which one do you chose?
1. Old Woman
2. Young Boy
3. Middle Aged Man
4. None of the Above, You'd Walk Away.
In this case I'd have to agree that this incident is an example of a person having a gun worked to chase away a bully.
However, what if the bully had a gun? Things may not have worked out as well and multiple innocent people may have been shot.
I'd be all for everyone owning and carrying a gun if:
1. It could be accurately guaranteed that psychologically ill people could not own guns AND if it could be determined that they were unfit to own a gun BEFORE they did something horrible.
2. Guns could not be owned by people who would use them to commit crimes.
3. All guns were designed and all guns owners handled their weapons in a way that would absolutely prevented accidents.
4. Any disagreements between people would not escalate into gun fights.
I am basically (or at least theoretically) for gun ownership. However, the only way the 4 conditions above could be satisfied would be for a substantial increase in gun control laws and the enforcement of those laws (which would mean an increase in taxes and in the authority of the ATF) - and the NRA would fight against those laws tooth and nail.
BTW - I have to compliment the 'Red-necks' that I've known - when they get into fights (and they often do), they do not escalate those fights into gun fights. Too bad I can't say the same for other segments of society.
Great imaginary world. True, that would be wonderful.
Unfortuneately most of us must live in the real world and would kinda like to protect our children and wives from those who rape and murder them.
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