xendrome, on 28 April 2012 - 15:22, said:
A gun is no different then your fists... You can kill someone with them if the situation calls for it to defend yourself.
Maybe we should outlaw our hands, and any other item that could be considered a deadly weapon (which is any item by law)
I can't say that I have seen a law anywhere in any country that says "You are not allowed to defend yourself if someone is attacking you, you must lay down and take it until you are dead". A gun is just another way of protecting yourself, if you don't like them, invest in a baseball bat, or some nun chucks...
Its all about scary and dangerous things, they see a gun as "dangerous" so they automatically want to ban them. Guns kill people! You could kill someone with that! Ban them! Well here's a thought for you why don't we start teaching people to be responsible, why don't we teach our kids to how use and respect dangerous things such as guns. Instead of saying they're bad don't touch! How about people start teaching kids how to handle, teach them the safety rules and teach them how to shoot. If we teach them that they shouldn't touch dangerous things like a gun then excuse my language but they'll grow up to be wusses and god forbid they find them in a situation where they'd actually need to use a gun to save their life, they wouldn't know what to do with it because all their life they've been told to stay away from it because its bad!
If we ban guns because they're dangerous objects then what are we going to ban next? Swimming pools? Thousands of kids drown every year in swimming pools. Are we going to ban sports cars? Cars shouldn't go over the speed limit so lets limit every car to 75mph anything faster than that is dangerous!!
Here's another thought, instead of blaming the community blame the person. I am not responsible for what some idiot did so don't punish me punish him for his actions,should I think that all computers should be banned because hackers could shut down websites and bring our economy down and even worse? Are people not responsible for their actions, since when is a community of 84 million responsible for the actions of 1 person?
Davo, on 28 April 2012 - 12:48, said:
In your home, in Tennessee. Beyond that, it's not the Wild West.
I'm glad there's finallly a story on here that's not bleeding heart or gun-nut.
Of course its not the wild west but TN law also says I can protect my life outside of my home too.