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Post Reply Should people be allowed to own guns?
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21 / M / Lichfield, UK
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Posted 12/30/12
I like the UK gun laws as they are illegal.
That does not stop the kind that use them from getting them though.
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Posted 12/30/12 , edited 12/30/12

HikariHaru wrote:

Nope, ii think they influence violence >.<


Don't mind me, just proving you wrong here.



If they banned guns, criminals would still use them. Then when your government becomes a totalitarian dictatorship, nobody will be able to overthrow the government or defend themselves. When we lose guns, we lose the ability to be free. Free speech is only around because guns keep it around. Basically, right now, guns being "legal" is giving you the freedom to say that you don't want them "legal".

It's the ultimate irony. Sometimes you have to attempt to see the bigger picture. How certain things influence and effect other things. Most things in life are multi-faceted just like this issue. If you take food from all the poor, they won't simply have "no food", they will come after you.
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Posted 12/30/12 , edited 12/30/12
Well said, I teared up a little while reading it. Like the old saying goes "If guns are killers, then matches are arsons."
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29 / M / Las Vegas
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Posted 12/31/12
I own a Ruger .45, A Cugir AK-47 and a Mossberg 12 gauge. I own them for recreation but since im becoming more aware of the fact that sometimes people like to shoot up public places, I feel like I should keep my Ruger on me just in case...
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Posted 12/31/12 , edited 12/31/12
I didn't cry but, yeah I agree with the OP and your quote greenlees for a reason that matches are inanimate until you light it, same with pulling a loaded gun's trigger.

Ya know Guns are a TOOL made by mankind for the purpose of self-defense and providing food. I also agree that people can kill people, since the gun isn't sentient like Red vs Blue's Andy the Bomb.

An open gun license should be allowed and concealed permits harder to have than an open one. remember to police your-self with firearms. "knowing when not to kill", that has to be the best quote ever, cause it's true and is often the most difficult choice for us to make.

Just face it, we are all responsible for our-selves and what we do personally, no matter what that is.

*only exception is the mentally disturbed.... (insane people/ ect) they obviously should never have a gun or any weapon.
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24 / M / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 12/31/12
I think if they're responsible enough, then yes. Though this is obviously painfully hard to control. They are a tool for destruction but also a tool for protection. And regardless how good your government is, through history government always changes, and it never hurts to not completely have your lives in their hands. Even without guns, killers would still kill, and their will always still be weapons. It's just the weapons that match our current technology.
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29 / M / Las Vegas
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HasteInTime wrote:

*only exception is the mentally disturbed.... (insane people/ ect) they obviously should never have a gun or any weapon.


In my opinion, anyone who takes or is willing to take another person's life outside of a direct threat on their own life or someone else's that is in close proximity, is mentally disturbed. If humanity put more emphasis on mental health and mentally evaluating people before allowing them to own guns, that would cut down on some (not all and no where near most) gun violence.
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Posted 12/31/12
Although I don't hunt, I live in hunting country. I got no problems with gun ownership, as long as they're licensed, thoroughly background checked, and trained in use & safety. I don't, however, like the idea of ppl owing semi-autos or anything similar to an machine gun. That's solely a killing machine, not for hunting.
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I agree to a point, I for one have a mental health issue but since I grew up in a family of hunters I have learned to respect the weapon and treat it as such. The only problem I see with an evaluation is medical information is not handled by one source, you can have another doctor give a better referral than a previous one. Example, one doctor says you're borderline lunatic but another says you just have mild mood swings, which one are you gonna let the gun dealer talk to? There is no unified system for that kind of information. Criminal background checks are the only system that works cause it is one unified system, the medical world doesn't have that same type of system; hospitals, doctor's offices, they all have different systems. Don't believe me, go across the country and hurt yourself, it can take up to 24 hours sometimes just to get your medical records unless you're a government employeee.
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No, guns are for war. If you want to defence yourself go learn self-defence
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29 / M / Las Vegas
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Posted 12/31/12

maexpert wrote:

No, guns are for war. If you want to defence yourself go learn self-defence


Hunting rifles and shotguns arent for war... Theyre for hunting...
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Posted 12/31/12
When criminals will be the only people with guns where will the government's idea of "gun protection" actually provide protection? The criminals will sure feel protected.
Posted 12/31/12
No, guns can take lives.. it's not legal to have guns in the UK despite i've heard in the US it is =/
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Yes, people should be allowed to own guns. However, not just anyone. Figuring out who shouldn't have them in advance of a tragedy is the problem. Nor do I think every kind of gun is appropriate.

We've owned guns in the past. We got them for recreation and we sold them due to the cost of the hobby. While I enjoyed shooting on ranges it was a relief to not have them anymore. It was a burden to worry about them being stolen while we were away from home, safe or no safe(vault).

We didn't buy them because we wanted to protect ourselves. Having weapons of any kind is no guarantee of protection. A person has to be able to get to the weapon and use it effectively.

Stats don't bear out the assertion that gun ownership promotes violence. Here's a USC article on the subject. (Mea Culpa if it's already been posted).
http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/07/doing-math-guns

It will remain a contentious issue, but I still believe that there is value in citizens being able to own guns. It's just a huge responsibility.
Posted 12/31/12 , edited 12/31/12
no were i live guns are forbidden and only police and army have guns but they don't use pestles they carry AR and SMG and snipers not all the police have guns to . here they cant take them home




if you need hobbies use paint ball guns and go to paint ball range and shoot and play paintball games


no one needs a real gun


were i live there's no gun crime schools are not guards the high fences ant high u can just wall state in and not have to worry some nut case is going to cap you in the head for no reason



a good guy with gun is same thing as bad guy with gun 1 they both kill some one one for a bad reason one for a good reason but at end day how meany people Duse the bad guy have to kill before the good guy stops him


second the good guy with gun still killed some one makes him as bad as the bad guy

1st of all don't give bad guy a gun so there is no reason to give a good guy a gun if you both dont have guns well he cant do much


the only people who should have guns are police and army and they should be on show at all times and not a pistol should have high amounts weekly taring to just carry a gun should be in the police force for more than 2-4 years before using one

and should only be in a stune police task force like drugs or the meet police and gun crime force or city cops



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