Discussion in 'Politics' started by Quantum Windbag, Jul 25, 2012.
Something everyone should read.
The Price of Gun Control?By Dan Baum (Harper's Magazine)
Common sense gun control??
Use both hands...
Guns are not the problem. The problem is with the people that use them to commit a crime. Taking away guns will never solve the problem. A person can always find a way to obtain a gun. People convicted of a crime that involves the use of a gun should be jailed for a very long time - maybe as much as 20 years. If it becomes common knowledge that you will be jailed for 20 years if you use a gun in a crime, then at least you might think twice before you do it.
ive yet to see a hand gun kill someone without assistance.
There are those who would argue with you about the deterrent value of long prison sentences. I suspect that people on the verge of committing a crime do not think at all about the penalty for being convicted of it. I'd also guess that few of them even entertain the thought of being caught until their criminal act is completed.
Do we consider limiting the religious rights of law-abiding Muslims because a negligible minority might fly an airliner into a skyscraper?
Then why do we consider limiting the gun rights of law-abiding citizens because a negligible minority might shoot up a theater?
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