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DRO1 wrote:

YES Its in the constitution!!! Do you want the king of England to come into your house and start pushing you around? HUH?!


i have guns. id like to see him try
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Simply no because it doesn't give anyone a chance to fight for their life if everyone had guns

And I know mostly everyone in the US love guns and would appose my statement
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25 / F / Georgia
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I don't think so. There's already violent and stupid here around, giving them guns would probably make it worse. :3
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>..> a rather touchy subject. Let's begin.

In Illinois, a weapon permit for up to semi-auto weapons can be obtained by applying for a FOID card, which is submitting a application with valid picture to the state police. At which point you can be rejected if you have previous records of dangerous activity. This helps stop weapons getting sold legally to those that don't have a FOID or are unfit to own a gun. Also, there is a two week waiting period after purchase that the shop contacts the police to ensure you're able to purchase the weapon.

Now, as Hitman-san said, there is the black market. Of which you would think would be difficult, but with enough money, anyone can obtain anything. So take an illegal act like drug running, where your money amounts are measured in the millions of dollars, getting in contact with someone for a couple grand for guns would be a cinch.

TLDR? Those that want guns for wrong acts will still get them, so why not be able to protect yourself.

I'm not saying just give them away, but people should be taught about them, shown proper use, and then be able to purchase them legally.

Honestly, it's how I was raised, respect things that can kick your ass. A.K.A. Respect your parents, cars, and guns xD
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Posted 9/22/12
Haha sure give them the Gun!!




Just Don't give them the bullets
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"You can take it from my cold dead hands"

I say yes. I own a 12 gauge Mossberg(pistol grip) and a 9mm S&W.
Have a permit to carry the pistol concealed but rarely do(almost never)
and have never even shot my shotgun. Why do some of you want to take
my guns away? There not hurting anybody I've owned them both for 10+
years. Tired of people telling others what they should do and how they
should live. Be gone with your moral relativism... Laws are so &^% backwards
Kill your unborn... sure
Consume what you want.... not on our watch...
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NitsuaAsuka wrote:

Simply no because it doesn't give anyone a chance to fight for their life if everyone had guns

And I know mostly everyone in the US love guns and would appose my statement


Have you ever heard the gun is the great equalizer? If you understood what that meant
you would look back on the bold part of your post and think "wow what was I thinking..."
Lets say your 5'5'' 130 pounds and a guy 6'5'' 240+ starts a fight with you. What would
"level the playing field" in this equation? Not everyone has the time to become a Kung Fu
master in self defence but its real easy to learn how to shoot... Do you get it yet?
Also for the people saying CALL THE COPS... they are minutes away when seconds
count and also I carry a gun cause a cops to heavy... end rant

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NitsuaAsuka wrote:

Simply no because it doesn't give anyone a chance to fight for their life if everyone had guns

And I know mostly everyone in the US love guns and would appose my statement


Have you ever heard the gun is the great equalizer? If you understood what that meant
you would look back on the bold part of your post and think "wow what was I thinking..."
Lets say your 5'5'' 130 pounds and a guy 6'5'' 240+ starts a fight with you. What would
"level the playing field" in this equation? Not everyone has the time to become a Kung Fu
master in self defence but its real easy to learn how to shoot... Do you get it yet?
Also for the people saying CALL THE COPS... they are minutes away when seconds
count and also I carry a gun cause a cops to heavy... end rant



A gun would not equal the playing field and btw that's my height and my weight and I've dropped guys that big before.
But your not given the other guy anyway to defend themselves. But I do agree that not everyone has time to become Kung fu masters. But if everyone on this planet were allowed guns for self defence then you will have loads of people going around shooting anyone and everyone there's currently a situation in my home town where there is this person running around with a gun, gunning down 14 year old kids for no reason what so ever.

If you get rid of guns from civilians then everyone has a fighting chance of defending themselves doesn't take a genius to throw a few punches and kicks. Years ago I was annoyed that England wouldn't allow anyone to have guns for self defence but since then I stood back and looked at the larger picture. And I do agree that the police on average take 30 mins to get to you if your in trouble and fact is today it's dangerous to leave your home.

What about if people are allowed to carry tazers? Pull out point click the person drops to the ground and then you can get away from the situation without bloodshed
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Posted 9/22/12

NitsuaAsuka wrote:


ssjwes1980 wrote:


NitsuaAsuka wrote:

Simply no because it doesn't give anyone a chance to fight for their life if everyone had guns

And I know mostly everyone in the US love guns and would appose my statement


Have you ever heard the gun is the great equalizer? If you understood what that meant
you would look back on the bold part of your post and think "wow what was I thinking..."
Lets say your 5'5'' 130 pounds and a guy 6'5'' 240+ starts a fight with you. What would
"level the playing field" in this equation? Not everyone has the time to become a Kung Fu
master in self defence but its real easy to learn how to shoot... Do you get it yet?
Also for the people saying CALL THE COPS... they are minutes away when seconds
count and also I carry a gun cause a cops to heavy... end rant



A gun would not equal the playing field and btw that's my height and my weight and I've dropped guys that big before.
But your not given the other guy anyway to defend themselves. But I do agree that not everyone has time to become Kung fu masters. But if everyone on this planet were allowed guns for self defence then you will have loads of people going around shooting anyone and everyone there's currently a situation in my home town where there is this person running around with a gun, gunning down 14 year old kids for no reason what so ever.

If you get rid of guns from civilians then everyone has a fighting chance of defending themselves doesn't take a genius to throw a few punches and kicks. Years ago I was annoyed that England wouldn't allow anyone to have guns for self defence but since then I stood back and looked at the larger picture. And I do agree that the police on average take 30 mins to get to you if your in trouble and fact is today it's dangerous to leave your home.

What about if people are allowed to carry tazers? Pull out point click the person drops to the ground and then you can get away from the situation without bloodshed


Theres a difference between legally owning a gun, being responsable.... and not... in the case you stated... A "few punches and kicks" won't always save you, neither will a tazer if your dealing with a drugged up attacker (thats why cops carry BOTH OMG!!)
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Your not some how magically going to change my stance and neither will I yours so in the end its all moot and conjecture. Have a nice day and stay safe where ever you go. I would rather know more about hand to hand fighting since a gun won't ALWAYS save you but don't have the time (like the rest of hard working busy people out there which was my point) hope your hands do for you what my gun does for me (peace of mind)
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21 / M / Australia
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No, I don't believe guns should be carried by any person bar the cops or bodyguards or people in some sort of security business.
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Well the way the question is put I would have to say yes of course. Farmers need them for killing pests on their land, Forest rangers need them (tranquillizer rifles and regular guns) for bears and other things. Soldiers need them to keep our countries safe from others who would take it over. Police need it... so on and so on...

As for the general public... hmmm. People will always know how to kill each other with any type of weapon and besides which making it so that its illegal usually just makes it so that the corrupt people will be the only ones with it. Gun registry doesn't really work either and in my opinion is a waste of tax payer money (but thats a different issue).

So I guess I say let everyone have guns. I don't really see how it makes a difference. Gun or knife or arrow or baseball bat or frying pan for that matter can kill just as dead. Sure you can't do it from a clock tower or go in a school and just fire around, but then again if someone wants to kill a bunch of people they could always use explosives or obtain the firearms illegally.
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Posted 9/22/12 , edited 9/22/12

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No, I don't believe guns should be carried by any person bar the cops or bodyguards or people in some sort of security business.


Actually, as a police officer, I believe that all adults of legal age should be required to receive firearms training and afterwards be required to carry a handgun. Most criminals are opportunists, and opportunity decreases dramatically when the criminal is not the only one armed. Further, I believe that all females should carry small necklace knives--sexual assault is by its very nature a crime of close quarters, and a small but accessible knife would allow immediate and effective defense for the intended victim. (A gun can be a very poor choice for such close quarters. . .) Again, though, training in the use of the chosen weapon is essential. It is your duty both to yourself and society at large that you be able to defend yourself and others.

Of course, I also believe that the US should require all citizens--upon reaching legal adulthood--to serve in the Armed Forces. This service should be a prerequisite for any subsequent Federal aid, especially educational.
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Ask yourself this question; If you had a child and two of his friends invited him to sleep over at their house and you knew that one kid's parents had a gun somewhere in the house and the other kid's parents had a pool, which one would you be more likely to choose him to sleep over at?

They're 100x more likely to drown. They're even more likely to choke to death from eating dinner or falling.

Chances of anyone dying from a gun discharge: 1 in 5,981

Chances of dying from intentional gunshot: 1 in 300

Chances of anyone dying from heart disease: 1 in 6

Should people be allowed to have hearts?

Fact is, 80% of inmates incarcerated for murder or assault with a firearm were restricted from owning one.

Outlawing guns won't make them go away. Much like outlawing marijuana did NOTHING to stop the use, which is higher now than ever before. They tried to ban alcohol, but people still stumbled home drunk. Americans will always find a way.
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Posted 9/22/12 , edited 9/22/12
Not everyone is of a sane mentality. You give everyone a gun and you will have a lot of problems.

Why should everyone join the armed forces? Not everyone agrees with war and violence. Just because you may, doesn't mean that everybody should be forced into such.

Edit: In saying that, I do wish to join the army.
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