- Jul 11, 2011
- Reaction score
- Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
Right, Chicago is the city that has more killed every month this one large mass shooting. Yeah, those aren't "white suburban" folks.
Well, while I know you wank off nightly to the thought of dead minorities, the fact is, we have too many gun deaths of ALL races in this country... 43,000 a year.
The only time we pay even a little attention is when it's a mass shooting.
Or knife proof or car proof or bomb proof, etc. Short of waving a magic wand to remove all guns in the US, there is no way to prevent a person from getting a gun and doing something crazy with it. Realizing that there is no magic wand is the first step to resolving the problem. The overwhelming majority of gun owners, myself included, have no desire to kill anyone, however, I believe that most gun owners would have shot this guy and others like him in a heart beat. You see from the inaction of the police in Uvalde what happens when the bad guy has a gun and nobody challenges him.
which is why you don't let the bad guys have guns to start with. Any background check would have found this kid had issues.
The problem is, a "law abiding gun owner" didn't stop this kid. A cop did.
Again, there is no magic wand. You are impractical and ideological.
No magic involved. Okay, let's freely admit that we aren't going to do what the UK, Australia, and Japan did, which is totally ban private gun ownership, and as a result, they have minimal gun homicides. In Japan, you can count the gun homicides every year on one hand.... (just not this hand.)
But okay, we aren't going to go that far.
We could follow Germany's policies. They allow private gun ownership, but it's strictly licensed and regulated. There are 20 million privately owned guns in Germany in a population of 80 million... but they have only about 600 gun homicides a year (compared to our 20,000).